How To Prepare Soil For A Vegetable Garden

How To Prepare Soil For A Vegetable Garden
Proper soil preparation when growing vegetables is the key to successful and bountiful harvest but if you neglect to do this, it can greatly hinder the cultivation of demanding plants. The ideal soil for growing vegetables should be neither too light nor too compacted, it should be crumbly and have a balanced texture. Airy and... 
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How To Make A Garden Fountain Out Of Anything

How To Make A Garden Fountain Out Of Anything
A fountain is an amazingly relaxing piece for any kind of outdoor, and we’ve already shared some ideas. Today I’d like to show you one more tutorial perfect for any garden. You’ll need 1/2 inch copper pipe, a waterproof basin, stones, small rocks & drainage gravel, ½-inch-by-½-inch compression female adapter, ½-inch ball valve, a screen,... 
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To Use Or Not To Use: Wood Ash As A Soil Amendment

To Use Or Not To Use: Wood Ash As A Soil Amendment
Wood ash can pile up during a cold winter and it would be nice to have a practical use for it. But gardeners have been given mixed signals about using wood ash on their garden soil. Is it safe to use wood ash in the garden? Is wood ash good for garden soil? The answer... 
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How To Test Garden Soil Structure Yourself

How To Test Garden Soil Structure Yourself
Check your soil’s texture, to determine if you have predominantly sand, clay, or silt and what you will need to add to get to the ideal sandy loam. You’ll need a small shovel or trowel, a glass jar with straight sides and a tight cover, 1 tbsp. dish detergent, soil sample (about 1 cup), water.... 
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How To Test Your Garden Soil And Water pH

How To Test Your Garden Soil And Water pH
What’s a pH test? For a gardener’s purpose, it is a measure of how acidic (sour) or alkaline (sweet) the soil or the water you use is. The pH measurement is a logarithmic scale that goes from 1 to 14 with anything less than 7 being alkaline, 7 neutral, and anything higher than 7 being... 
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