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Having bees buzzing in your garden is a great sign. These busy little pollinators are crucial to a healthy eco system, and will actually help your garden to flourish and produce more. Unfortunately our buzzing bee friends are facing a global crisis. Bee numbers are declining dramatically, primarily from widespread pesticide use in the agricultural sector. But you can help! By planting ‘bee friendly’ plants and flowers in your garden you can help to provide much needed food and shelter for our at risk bee community. Plus your garden will thrive with the addition of these brilliant buzzing little wonders....

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Starting seeds indoors gives you a head start on your plant's overall growing cycle. Not only will plants be stronger for transplanting into the garden, but plants will usually start putting on fruit sooner, giving you a longer harvest window. It's especially helpful if you live in a cooler climate like we do with a shorter growing season. It can also be a good indicator of quality control too, but you'll see what I mean by that a little further down. *Disclaimer -- With something like gardening, there is no 100% black and white wrong or right way to do...

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The sudden zip of a garter snake as it disappears into a bed of petunias might frighten you, but it's actually a very good sign. Gardens are full of small animals and insects, and each plays a role that is beneficial to your garden's ecosystem. Read on to learn about those creatures that help keep your garden green. Arachnids The humble spider, spinning its web among the green leaves is doing important work. Spiders are predators, able to eat a huge number of pest insects that trouble us. Aphids that attack vegetable gardens and rosebushes are one of their favorite...

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Two years ago, I was new to this "hippy" lifestyle and had to try my hand at everything I could possibly learn; this led me to build my very first garden. I was so excited to see each of the little buds pop up from the dirt; but then, just as my beautiful baby buds were springing up from the ground, I began having problems with each of my plants. Feeling very overwhelmed by not having any real knowledge of what I was doing, I just gave up for that year. I wish I hadn't given up. I don't like...

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