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Vegetable Garden Soil Preparation

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Vegetable Garden Soil Preparation When garden author Doug Green at www.beginner-gardening.com starts the serious work of vegetable garden soil preparation, he does it in a way that makes it both as easy to do and as efficient as possible. There are two schools of thought on digging and working in the garden. The first is that you never dig the garden – but instead lay down a constant mulch and go from there. This might work in areas of great soil in parts of the Northeast but it isn’t going to go very far in my shallow rocky soil where every vegetable is on its own. It also isn’t going to work too well in areas of high humidity and moisture where mulch can be a serious haven for slugs and other critters. So while it may not be fashionable in some circles, digging the garden soil in preparation for planting flowers or vegetables is a perfectly acceptable way to get some exercise and make a garden grow. In my case, I dig the vegetable garden, I remove as many rocks as I can and then mulch. The mulch is usually good for a few years and then I repeat the process. Dig and remove the rocks, add some peat moss and compost and then re-apply a layer of straw or other fast-decomposing mulch. Over a few cycles the organic soil becomes rich and the vegetables grow better and better every year. Unfortunately, the rocks keep getting tossed up by frost so this will never go away – I dig ’em out or they’ll slowly take over my garden. In the flower garden soil preparation, I’m a little

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    How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Replacing Blades when Sharpening a Push Mower

    Friday, October 22nd, 2010

    How to replace push mower blades for sharpening; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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    How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Sharpening a Shovel

    Friday, October 8th, 2010

    How to sharpen a shovel; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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    How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Finish Sharpening a Push Mower

    Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

    How to finish sharpening push mower blades; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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    How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Sharpening a Hand Lopper

    Monday, June 28th, 2010

    How to sharpen a hand lopper; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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    How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Sharpening Orchard Bypass Loppers

    Thursday, June 24th, 2010

    How to sharpen orchard bypass loppers; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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    How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Sharpening a Hoe

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

    How to sharpen a short-handled hoe; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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    How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Sharpening Reels for a Push Mower

    Monday, June 21st, 2010

    How to sharpen reels on a push mower; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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    How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Safety Tips for Sharpening Tools

    Sunday, June 20th, 2010

    How to use some safety tips when sharpening garden tools; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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    How to Sharpen Garden Tools : Sharpening an Axe

    Thursday, June 17th, 2010

    How to sharpen an axe; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. Expert: Fred Carson Bio: Fred Carson has been professionally sharpening tools for more than twenty five years. He runs Carson’s Saw Shop in Eugene, Oregon. Filmmaker: max koetter

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