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TAG : April 2006

Garden Clippings: The Role of Soil pH

But many gardeners don't understand the role that soil pH plays in the health and vigor of garden plants, or how to change the soil to give the plants a better chance.To bring out the best blue color of a hydrangea, the soil pH should be between 5.0 and 5.5. You can continue adding amendments ...

On the Garden Path: Composting Part II

A 3-feet-square compost pile is large enough to hold heat, but small enough to admit air. If a large pile is needed, build one that is 5 feet tall by 5 feet wide by any length.Because microorganisms can only use molecules dissolved in water, moisture content should be 40 percent to 60 percent. ...

April Fools’ Day ideas will amuse tykes

April Fools' Day might not be an official holiday, but it sure is fun. Its roots go back hundreds of years.The most popular theory is that it originated when the old Julian calendar was replaced by the Gregorian calendar we use today. With this change, New Year's Day was moved from the end of ...