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Starting with Seeds

Posted by Avant Garden Decor on Oct 13th 2017

Starting with Seeds
Want to really begin your gardening experience from the ground up? Then you might want to start with seeds.If that sounds like a challenge you’d like to take on, you have some decisions to make from the very beginning. Namely, what do I want to grow? Flowers? Vegetables? Herbs? Fortunately, whatever you decide, you’re probably going to purchase seeds that are commercially-produced, so that’s a leg up.Commercially-produced garden seeds typically are packaged with valuable information to make your
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Succession Planting

Posted by Avant Garden Decor on Oct 13th 2017

Succession Planting
Gardeners have adopted many schools of thought to get the most out of their growing season. A popular approach is the use of succession planting. Succession planting is defined as several planting methods that increase crop availability during a growing season by making efficient use of space and timing. With this strategy, knowledge and planning are powerful tools to attain successful plantings throughout the growing season. Plants for Second PlantingsSuccession planting consists of 3 basic met
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Growing Fruits and Vegetables

Posted by Avant Garden Decor on Oct 13th 2017

Growing Fruits and Vegetables
Deciding on a Vegetable Garden DesignWhen discussing vegetable garden design we normally think about the way herbs and vegetables are arranged. One vegetable garden design may be formal, with plants neatly arranged in rows, while another vegetable garden design will be decidedly informal. A popular informal vegetable garden design follows the way of the early English cottagers who planted colorful flowers amongst fruit, vegetables and herbs.Another traditional, but formal vegetable garden design
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Which Catepillars Will Eat My Garden Plants and Vegetables?

Posted by Avant Garden Decor on Oct 13th 2017

Which Catepillars Will Eat My Garden Plants and Vegetables?
Caterpillars are a natural part of the ecosystem and can be quite beautiful before and after their metamorphosis, but that doesn't mean you have to be happy with letting them munch on all your garden plants and vegetables. This guide will help you identify six of the most common garden caterpillars you'll encounter and the damage they can cause.Many charming butterflies and moths spend their youth as plant-munching caterpillars. Get to know them as larvae and adults, and learn what damage they d
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Why, How and What to Compost

Posted by Avant Garden Decor on Oct 13th 2017

Why, How and What to Compost
Compost is a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic matter and is used for fertilizing and conditioning land. Home composting reduces the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides and encourages a higher yield in crops. Consisting of nutrient-rich brown and green material, compost creation is low-maintenance and can be done on both small and large scales. Creating your own compost will save you money and is easy to do! With compost starters like Ringer® Compost Plus available to help
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