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How We Get an Unlimited Supply of FREE Wood Chips!

I feel like one of the biggest secrets in gardening is that you don’t usually have to pay for woodchips. I see people at stores with carts full of bags of woodchips all the time and usually end up giving them one of our cards so they can read this blog post.  We use wood chips for mulching, smothering Bermuda grass, making compost, bedding for rabbits, and many other uses! We get them for free

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How We Use Square Foot Gardening to Maximize Our Planting Space in Our Backyard Garden!

Square foot gardening is a gardening method where you divide your gardening space out into square foot (12″) areas. Mel Bartholomew’s book Square Foot Gardening, introduced the idea of planting densely within 4’x4′ raised beds in this square foot method. This method helps to promote growing space when you have limited growing space within your garden. Each square can be planted with different crops depending on what crops are considered good companions.

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Boysenberries: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

Boysenberries are a cross between blackberries, raspberries, and loganberries. They are fairly easy to grow and are well worth the reward! Boysenberry bushes can grow very tall and will require a trellis to help support the height. Boysenberry bushes will continue to give fruit year after year, however it usually takes a year for the plant to first produce berries. You can cut any canes that produce fruit at the base after the season is over since they won’t produce again.

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Avocado: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

Avocado is a tasty and unique addition to any garden or indoor grow area! Although most avocado trees do best in moderate temperatures, there are some that can tolerate freezing temperatures. Avocado can be planted by seed or transplanted from a nursery. It’s more of a guaranteed method by taking a graft from a tree. A transplant could produce fruit within 2-3 years, whereas if you grow from seeds it can take 8 or more years.

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