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Over the past couple of years, we’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet many people from different walks of life, and witness their excitement when they grow their own food for the first time; or their inspiration to try a new gardening tip. Thanks to all of you, we’ve grown exponentially in size in such a short time, allowing us to teach and inspire so many more people. These are the experiences that keep us motivated everyday to make our dream of having a garden in every home, with everyone growing food with confidence, a reality.   Over the next few months, we are going to continue to put even more successful food gardens in homes around...

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Ideal plants to grow by soil pH level

As you probably know, plants absorb nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium via their roots. What you may not know, however, is that certain plants can only absorb these nutrients at very specific soil pH levels. Most plants can grow in relatively neutral soil (near pH 7), so it is recommended to keep your soil as close to neutral as possible. Typically, soil between pH 5.5 and 7.5 is close enough to neutral to keep your plants happy and healthy. But if you are limited in your means to bring your soil to neutral, here are a few easy-to-grow plants which can grow in alkaline or acidic soil. You will notice some plants will appear in both lists. These are...

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Simple ways to adjust the pH level of your soil

Adjusting the pH levels of your soil is one way to improve your plant’s health and nutrition. Even a shift of a tenth of a level can make the difference between a healthy plant and a very healthy plant. The good news is changing the pH levels of your soil is fairly simple. Before reading ahead, a couple things: First, only adjust the pH level of your soil if necessary. For a vast majority of plants, you want to have a neutral level for your soil, a pH level of 7. Unsure how to test your soil? You can easily test your soil using vinegar and baking soda. Testing your soil pH with only vinegar and baking soda Lastly, while...

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Testing your soil pH with vinegar and baking soda

Knowing the pH level of your soil can make a difference for the future state of your plants. A slight shift in it’s pH level can noticeably increase and accelerate your plant’s growth For majority of plants, the ideal soil pH is a neutral level. Using a test probe, a neutral level soil will register as a seven. But even without a test probe, there are other ways to measure your soil's pH level. One way is by using simple household items like vinegar, baking soda and water. The best news is it doesn’t even take any time at all!   How to test your soil’s pH with vinegar and baking soda Estimated time: 5 minutes   You will need...

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Beginner basics of gardening: everything you need for starting a food garden

One of the most common barriers that prevent people from growing their own food is complexity. Imagine, you finally decide to grow a garden but then you read about the commitment necessary to start a garden: buy this, make sure to have that, be careful of this...and the list goes on. After reading up on all the requirements of gardening you might be feeling pretty overwhelmed.  Surprisingly, gardening is much simpler than you may think. You can get started as early as today, we’re not kidding! Here’s our beginner’s guide for all you need to start your food garden in under five minutes.   Start small and keep it simple Gardens needing a lot of space is one of the biggest misconceptions...

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