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New Year’s Resolution: Compost More Waste
New Year’s Resolution: Compost More Waste
New Year’s Gardening Resolution 2: Compost More Household and Garden Waste. All life on Earth is made of the same building blocks, the organic elements. These include carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and many more that are recognizable to gardeners. Composting is the process of breaking down organic matter, which is any material that was once alive […]
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New Year’s Resolution: Focus on Soil, Not Plants
New Year’s Resolution: Focus on Soil, Not Plants
New Year’s Gardening Resolution 1: Focus on soil, not plants. Everything that gardening experts, books, and if you’re lucky enough to have one, a gardening parent or grandparent, have told you that you need to do for plants, you actually need to do for soil. Are you worried about watering your plants? Shift your worry […]
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The Road Less Traveled: Vegetable Juice Enthusiast to Gardener
The Road Less Traveled: Vegetable Juice Enthusiast to Gardener
Vegetable juice enthusiasts may be interested in beets primarily for their leaves, which for some are a staple for fresh, raw vegetable juicing. GardenZeus expert Darren Butler observes that there are many paths to becoming a gardener, and he believes that it is merely a hop, skip, and a jump from being a veggie juicer […]
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Down and Dirty 16: Remove Chlorine When Watering Organic Gardens (Chlorinated Water, Part 2 of 3)
Down and Dirty 16: Remove Chlorine When Watering Organic Gardens (Chlorinated Water, Part 2 of 3)
Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 16: Remove Chlorine When Watering Organic Gardens (Chlorinated Water, Part 2 of 3) Is it worth the effort to remove chlorine from municipal water when watering your garden? If you’re gardening […]
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Down and Dirty 15: Chlorine, Soil, and Watering Gardens (Chlorinated Water, Part 1 of 3)
Down and Dirty 15: Chlorine, Soil, and Watering Gardens (Chlorinated Water, Part 1 of 3)
Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 15: Chlorine, Soil, and Watering Gardens (Chlorinated Water, Part 1 of 3) How serious a problem is chlorine in municipal water for your soil and garden? Despite many scientific studies related […]
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Down and Dirty 14: “Summerer” in Southern California’s Coastal Areas (Summerer Part 3)
Down and Dirty 14: “Summerer” in Southern California’s Coastal Areas (Summerer Part 3)
Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 14: “Summerer” in Southern California’s Coastal Areas (Summerer Part 3) “Summerer” is what I call the extended period of warmer weather in Southern California that often occurs from August through October. […]
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Down and Dirty 13: Tips for “Summerer” Gardening In Hot Southern-California Areas (Summerer Part 2)
Down and Dirty 13: Tips for “Summerer” Gardening In Hot Southern-California Areas (Summerer Part 2)
Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 13: Tips for “Summerer” Gardening In Hot Southern-California Areas (Summerer Part 2) The high heat of late summer to early fall is normally the quietest part of the year for gardening […]
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Down and Dirty 12: Summer and “Summerer” (Summerer Part 1)
Down and Dirty 12: Summer and “Summerer” (Summerer Part 1)
Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 12: Summer and “Summerer:” The 5th Season for Gardening in Southern California (Summerer Part 1) In Southern California we have five seasons for gardening: the same four that everyone knows, and […]
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Down and Dirty 11: Nontoxic Habitat Traps for Earwigs
Down and Dirty 11: Nontoxic Habitat Traps for Earwigs
Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 11: Nontoxic Habitat Traps for Earwigs Did you know? Earwig pincher appendages at their rear-ends are more curved in male earwigs, and more straight in female earwigs. European earwigs provide an […]
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