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May

On the rise: The benefits of raised bed gardening

For some people, the restrictions of limited outdoor space, poor soil, no soil at all, or physical limitations make the prospect of gardening seem daunting, if not impossible. For these same reasons, raised bed gardening is becoming increasingly popular. Big benefits Raised beds can be purchased or constructed inexpensively and allow gardeners of all abilities…
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24
May

Watch: Mark Krawczyk’s guide to raised beds

Mark Krawczyk (Keyline Vermont) has built a lot of raised beds. In this video, Mark delivers a strong argument for growing in a raised bed, and some important points to consider when building one. Why to choose a raised bed (00:16) Things to keep in mind when building a bed (00:55) Filling your raised bed…
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24
May

Soil Testing II: How to read your test results

Last month, while writing about how to get to know your soil, we decided to do a soil sample test ourselves, to walk through the process with you and share what we discovered along the way. So we took some soil samples, and shipped them off to a lab at UVM. We wrote about that…
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27
Aug

How to: Compost Your Cookout

*Please note that Green Mountain Compost and all CSWD drop-off centers will be closed on Labor Day. Please check the CSWD web site for normal hours of operation.* With Labor Day weekend just ahead and the days growing noticeably shorter, many of us will be making the most of the season with outdoor activities this…
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14
Feb

Seed Starting Tips for the Snowy Northlands

photo credit: Steven DePolo   It’s been a another long, cold winter in Vermont this year. While many of us would like to shed the winter boots and get out into the garden, it appears that we’re going to have to wait at least a few more weeks for all of the snow and ice…
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