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Welcome to My Jungle 2015

Welcome to My Jungle - March, 2015

I've been on a sustainable gardening bent recently, so I thought I would share some of my resources related to the topic collected over the years. And like any list, this is only to whet your appetite; neither inclusive nor exclusive. I was first exposed to the concept of natural planting design...
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Welcome to My Jungle - December, 2015

Growing giant vegetables usually takes some extra effort, but sometimes Mother Nature provides just the right conditions for some crops to exceed normal growth expectations. Take turnips for example. Normally, turnip are harvested as they reach the size of a tennis ball or slightly larger up until...
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Welcome to My Jungle - June, 2015

There may be a few holdouts, but for the most part the bearded iris season is over. But don't' get in too much of a hurry to dig and divide just yet. Iris needs four to six weeks following flowering for new rhizomes to fully develop before digging and dividing. In the event you are looking to buy...
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Welcome to My Jungle - May, 2015

Garden "thug" (aggressive spreaders) control has been a big spring focus in the Jungle—meaning I have been spending a lot of time ripping out extra plants. Once you get a thug, you never want another one. From experience, it is important to follow a few steps to avoid thugism in your garden....
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Welcome to My Jungle - April, 2015

If you are at all like me, order your fall-planted bulbs now before you get too worn out. I curse myself every fall for taking my own advice after a zillion bulbs start showing up (not really, but it always seems like it). And as we all know, no matter how "done with" planting you may be, you will...
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