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What to grow in August 2019

The severe drought continues in many places, making gardening a challenge where water is scarce. This month gardeners will be more successful using local climate conditions (their microclimate) rather than strictly following suggestions for climate zones. Time may be better … Continue reading

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A simple cold frame

A cold frame will get your seedlings off to a flying start in spring. Cold frames don’t have to be complicated structures or require carpentry expertise. We make ours from some old bricks and windows, and a small quantity of … Continue reading

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Plastic PET bottles

It’s a shame to throw empty plastic soft drink and soda water bottles into the recycling bin because they have a number of uses in the garden. If you cut the base from each bottle, you have an instant miniature … Continue reading

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