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Autumn Gardening

Alternatives to control weeds in the garden

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One year’s seeding is seven year’s weeding.  Weeds tend to be our nemesis when gardening and many an hour has been spent methodically and sometimes frantically digging those persistent buggers out of the garden.  Yours truly has developed a habit of pulling out weeds no matter where. I have to admit it does provide certain kind of satisfaction. The best description I have ever heard is an extract that Christopher Lloyd wrote in The Well-Tempered Garden: "Many gardeners will agree...

Growing Great Garlic


Growing garlic gives you an ample supply of one of nature's best healing herbs. Garlic is one of those amazing plants that has been used by mankind since recorded history. There are many different types of garlic, with most belonging to the Alium sativum group of plants. Garlic is known mainly for its bulbs, however, all parts of the plant can be used. Besides flavouring, garlic has uses ranging from culinary to medicinal. For example, garlic stems work great in stir-fries.  Throughout...

Too mulch or not too mulch


With the hot and dry we have been experiencing the past few weeks, all our gardens are literally feeling the heat.  One of the easiest and simplest methods to help our gardens through this extreme weather unscathed is by mulching.  Mulching basically means covering the top of the soil with an organic or inorganic material that acts as a barrier between the soil and the harsh outside conditions.    The benefits of mulching are plentiful and one will definitely see...