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Perfect time to get plants in the ground

June 1st — that’s the date I try to plant my garden.

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Rearing ugly heads — weeds, weeds and more weeds

Since the vernal equinox (first day of spring) passed, the sun stays up longer than it stays down. That’s the signal for those uninvited guests at any garden party – weeds!

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The organic plant food secret

Turns out you can feed plants without using fertilizers based on chemicals and petroleum. Funny thing is, the local feed store makes it all possible. It’s called alfalfa tea.

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Soak it, drip it, sprinkle it: Too many gardening choices

Payson Community Garden asks one thing of me — create my own water system. They provide the water; I just have to figure out how to deliver it to my plants. I’m stumped, stuck and stressed. Why? Too many choices.

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Hydroponics: Creating an intimate relationship with your plants

More than 28 people came to the Community Garden class to learn about getting intimate with their plants.

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Why a garden’s like an unruly reunion

Planning garden can overwhelm the faint of heart

I’ve decided planning a garden has all the elements of planning a family reunion: lots of special needs, the ever-present threat of fights and visits from weedy, unwanted neighbors.

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