peat pellets, seedlings

Start Seeds Easily with Peat Pellets

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An easy way to start your seeds is with peat pellets. Peat pellets are compressed discs of Sphagnum peat moss. You can find these at all garden centers and most big box stores. You can buy them with a plastic tray and cover or just the pellets separately. Peat Pots Peat pots are made with sphagnum peat moss and wood …

companion planting techniques

Companion Planting Techniques

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Companion Planting Techniques Companion planting is the practice of using various plants to improve conditions in the garden. Some plants are excellent at deterring one or more pests, while others will improve soil conditions, and improve the flavour of nearby vegetables. The goal is to have a diverse garden¬†mimics what we see in nature. In today’s world, mono-crops have become …

Gardening and the Economy

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The world economy is becoming more and more uncertain. Major currencies are based on confidence rather than on tangible things such as gold. Whether people are the gardening type or not, people are starting to turn to gardening at home to save money. As energy prices and water prices increase each year the food prices also increase. This is never …