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I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to write a post for Stephanie last month. She asked me to review her book Preparing A Vegetable Garden From The Ground Up and I was more than happy to. Gardening books tend… Read more

Best Outdoor Brooms

Last updated: December 2019. It doesn’t matter whether you’re tending to a tiny balcony or a ten-acre plot. You need a broom. You can do away with a lot of tools and still manage. Bulb planters, kneeling pads, outdoor clocks –… Read more

Hanging bamboo wind chimes

Last updated: November 2019 Looking for a beautiful, melodious set of wind chimes? Wind chimes, which date back thousands of years, are common garden ornaments. People tend to love or hate them. I can’t begin to imagine how many arguments… Read more

Best Decking Cleaner

Last updated: November 2019. So you’re ready to clean your deck? Once you know which formula to use, cleaning decking is relatively easy. There are, however, a few common pitfalls. In this article, I take a look at some of the… Read more

Perlite vs. Vermiculite

The short answer: If you want to increase the water holding capacity of your potting mix, adding vermiculite is preferable. Perlite is good for improving drainage when it’s used in the right amount (at least 1/3 of the finished mix).  Although both perlite and… Read more