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The Real Gardener http://www.therealgardener.com Cultivating gardeners' awareness of soil Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:21:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 TBG’s Through the Garden Gate garden tour in The Kingsway http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/topics-and-news-about-groundchat/tbgs-garden-gate-garden-tour-kingsway http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/topics-and-news-about-groundchat/tbgs-garden-gate-garden-tour-kingsway#respond Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:21:42 +0000 http://www.therealgardener.com/?p=2963 Toronto Botanical Garden has a fundraising garden tour every year. This year the garden tour, Through the Garden Gate, is in The Kingsway. Is it worth going to? My verdict is...

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New online course available! http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/topics-and-news-about-groundchat/new-online-course-available http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/topics-and-news-about-groundchat/new-online-course-available#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 20:33:28 +0000 http://www.therealgardener.com/?p=2959 If you've been wondering why I haven’t been posting onto my blog lately, it's because I've been hunkering down in my creative workshop, pursuing a new venture that I'm really excited about: online courses.

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Top 10 reasons to be Thankful for Soil http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/soil-growing-media/top-10-reasons-why-tobe-thankful-for-soil http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/soil-growing-media/top-10-reasons-why-tobe-thankful-for-soil#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:15:07 +0000 http://www.therealgardener.com/?p=2928 Soil is the cornerstone of our very existence on earth. It's not hard to find 10 reasons to be thankful of soil on American Thanksgiving.

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Grey water and soil http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/soil-in-landscaping/grey-water-and-soil http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/soil-in-landscaping/grey-water-and-soil#respond Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:14:25 +0000 http://www.therealgardener.com/?p=2913 Grey water is touted as the "new" source of water for landscapes everywhere. But is it really? Like overblown promises, there are some caveats to this statement. And again, soil is being ignored and abused if grey water is used without thought to the household cleaners in them, which REALLY damage the soil.

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Fall soil tasks: Green manure cover crop http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/plants-and-soils/fall-soil-tasks-green-manure-cover-crop http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/plants-and-soils/fall-soil-tasks-green-manure-cover-crop#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:20:59 +0000 http://www.therealgardener.com/?p=2897 Intense gardening resurrects in the fall. Maybe not as extreme as spring gardening, but still it feels intense after the last lethargic dog days of summer. For gardeners intent on improving their soil, there’s much we can do.

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More water-saving techniques! http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/soil-landscaping/more-water-saving-techniques http://www.therealgardener.com/blog/soil-landscaping/more-water-saving-techniques#respond Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:57:51 +0000 http://www.therealgardener.com/?p=2850 After increasing your soil’s organic matter to increase water retention, mulching and using drip irrigation drastically reduces water use. But we can go a few steps further to reduce water loss. These “extra” measures make a huge difference in arid climates.

Australian permaculture guru, Geoff Lawton has a few good suggestions in his video, Permaculture Soils.

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