HOW TO: grow your best spring garden yet

February 11, 2016 by  
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Reading your weeds—what’s your soil telling you?

March 16, 2015 by  
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So, it’s mid March, which means that the summer growing season is a few short weeks away, and many springtime plants will be popping up soon. Although you might already be starting seeds for this year’s garden, it’s important to survey your growing area long before you pop any  tomatoes  into the ground. Some of the plants you’d like to grow this year might not be ideal for the soil you have, and reading the “weeds” that spring up in your space can give you a solid idea of what your soil is like, and what it might need, before investing time and energy into a garden only to have it fall short of your hopes and expectations. Read the rest of Reading your weeds—what’s your soil telling you? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acidic soil , amendments , clover , crabgrass , dandelion , dry soil , earth , garden , mullein , pH , plantago , plantain , soil , soil amendments , sorrel , weed , weeds , wood sorrel , yarrow

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Electric Mole Takes a Bite Out of Energy Costs, with Help from Solar Power

November 7, 2009 by  
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Veteran solar installer Parkson Corporation is lending its expertise to a new wastewater treatment plant upgrade for the town of Berlin near the Maryland coast.  When it’s finished, the new plant will almost eliminate the use of fossil fuels for drying and converting biosolids, also known as sludge , into a lightweight Class A soil amendment or sustainable fuel.  The process is pushed along by a stainless steel “Electric Mole” that automaticaly mixes, aerates, and granulates the sludge as it dries.

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SAB Miller Uses Brewery Waste from Alrode Brewery in South Africa to Reduce Carbon Footprint

November 7, 2009 by  
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SAB Miller, South African grown, second largest brewer in the world has introduced anaerobic digestion to treat the waste leaving its Alrode Brewery in Gauteng, South Africa. Anaerobic fermentation of organic material produces methane, which is used to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel based energy.

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Readers, Send Us Your Fall Garden Photos!

November 4, 2009 by  
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Fall and winter gardening. Credit: sbocaj , CC 2.0 Is the soil in your garden still supporting summer vegetables like zucchinis and tomatoes?

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Great White Sharks Along California Coast Are Unique Population – Haven’t Met Outsiders in 10,000+ Years

November 4, 2009 by  
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photo: Hermanus Backpackers via flickr. Mongabay is pointing out a really pretty cool piece of shark research from Proceedings of the Royal Society B : The great white sharks along California’s coast were previously thought to roam far and wide, but we now know that the California population is distinct and hasn’t mixed with other white sharks for tens of thousands of years:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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