Sharpening your Observation Skills

Growing a successful garden requires skills of observation, assessment, and action. Noticing the little things will enable you to identify problems before they become devastating. 

At times, we are so absorbed in our minds or on our phone screens that we can't see what's going on around us. Observation is an important skill for a gardener, and when you're at the garden, put aside your distractions and concentrate on...

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Best Crops for Beginners in the Community Garden

I think it's weird to call them "crops." I mean, I only have a few of each plant. A "crop" seems like it should be miles and miles of planted farmland. 

I haven't found a better word though. Crops it is. 

A crop is the collection of a specific kind of plant, no matter if you have 1 or 100 plants. Example: in my garden I'll plant 64 carrots, 32 lettuce, 16 Swiss chard plants. That's 3 crops: carrots, lettuce, and Swiss...

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How a Community Garden Works

If you don't know much about community gardens, I think you will find this post helpful. Sorry it's a bit long. 

I will explain how a community garden typically works.

A community garden is usually run by a board or committee. They have established procedures for how the garden runs, including their administration of the property, how people become members, and how members conduct themselves. Sometimes the board/committee is part of...

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