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Starting a Home Vegetable Garden: Benefits and How to Save Money

Guest blog by Tina Martino Starting a kitchen vegetable garden is not easy, but it is not rocket science either. But before you rush to the nearest Home Depot and purchase a ton of seedlings, fertilizer, and dirt, here is … Continue reading

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How To Identify 4 Troublesome Vegetable Garden Pests

Guest post by Angela Thomas, NY City Pest Control (Make sure you click on the excellent infographic!) One of the most common problems discussed among all vegetable gardeners is about pests and pesticides. Only by identifying problems in your garden, … Continue reading

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Compost Mulch

From the Comox Valley Echo, Tuesday 1 October 2013, Ask a Pro Question: Should I be putting compost on the garden now? Answer: I can’t think of a time when it is not good to add compost. The fall is … Continue reading

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It’s easy to prevent maggots in greenbins

From the Comox Valley Echo, Tuesday 6 August 2013, Ask a Pro Question: I saw a news story about maggots in some curbside pickup greenbins. What’s going on? Answer: Yes, that is a bit of a yuck issue. Happily it … Continue reading

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Compost activators

From the Comox Valley Echo, Tuesday 7 May 2013, Ask a Pro Question: Do I need to add an activator to get my compost started? Answer: No. If you have a reasonable balance of carbon and nitrogen materials in your … Continue reading

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