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    Screen Capture: Jack Spirko

    How to Plant Trees

    Spreading Roots Properly and Sheet Mulching
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, March 18, 2016, 8:35 PM

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    A series of great videos from Jack Spirko about his advise and method for planting trees. http://waldenlabs.com/how-to-plant-trees/

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    Help Monarch Butterflies Thrive

    Planting Milkweed as a food source for Monarchs
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6:19 PM

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    This spring, help establish a food source in your garden for Monarch Butterflies by planting Milkweed.  As discussed in the Crash Course and the Accelerated Crash Course, Monarch Butterfly populations have been devastated in recent years by pesticide use and a lack of native food.  Take a look at this informative article about how to create Monarch friendly habitat and do your part to support this valuable species.

    http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/butterfly-massacre-nearly-billion-monarch-butterflies-have-vanished-past-25-years.html

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    Garlic Clove

    How to Grow Garlic

    A simpler primer on adding garlic to your garden
    by Phil Williams

    Thursday, September 11, 2014, 2:24 PM

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    Garlic is an extremely versatile cooking and medicinal herb. It is a great herb to grow in the backyard, because it is relatively easy to propagate at home, and it is expensive to buy at the store.

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    Planted Herbs

    Herbs for Every Herb Garden

    Tips for selecting and planting your first herb garden
    by Phil Williams

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:19 PM

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    Last year I moved my herb garden right next to my front door, and just off my front walkway. This made it extremely convenient to harvest fresh herbs for cooking as I needed them. I also installed an herb spiral to allow for a wide diversity of herbs to be placed in a small area. Denise and I definitely used more herbs, just because of the convenience factor. Denise can pick herbs without having to put on any outdoor shoes. I did make one mistake when I installed my herb garden. I transplanted some St. Johns Wort very close to my front step.

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    6 Perennial Vegetables To Plant Once

    Reap their harvest year after year
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:28 PM

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    As you look to plant your current garden this spring or start breaking ground on a new one, consider planting the following 6 plants to give you great produce year after year. 

    http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/plant-some-these-perennial-vegetables-keep-giving-year-after-year.html

    Also check out the WSID Article on Planting Asparagus.

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    Growing Herb Spiral

    How to Build an Herb Spiral: Part 2

    A guide for what to plant
    by Phil Williams

    Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:13 PM

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    An herb spiral is not meant for large scale production. It is meant to provide many different microclimates in a small space. This is beneficial because you can pack many different varieties of herbs into a small space close to your kitchen, so you can conveniently pick them as you need them. It is also garden feature that can be admired simply for its beauty.

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    Planting Asparagus

    How to get your first aparagus patch in place
    by Phil Williams

    Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:58 PM

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    Asparagus is one of my favorite garden plants. It is the first vegetable to harvest in the spring, it’s perennial, and it tastes great. What more could you ask for?

    Most people establish an asparagus patch with bare-root asparagus plants. It is best to plant in early spring as soon as the soil is warm enough to work. I would not harvest any asparagus spears the first season. Just let it grow, and cut it back in the late fall when the ferns go brown. You should be able to harvest the following spring. The herbs caraway and basil make nice companions. I will be seeding in caraway amongst the patch in mid-April and basil after the fear of frost has past. (Video at the bottom of the article)

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