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Compost Tea: How to Brew It and Use It in Your Garden

Some people get high tech and use a fish tank aerator for their compost tea, but I just use my stick to slosh everything around for about an hour until it's properly frothy.

Book Gifts for Plant Lovers

Whether the people on your list are seasoned gardeners and herbalists or just learning the basics, we've got you covered. Here is a list of favourite books, recommended by our contributors, friends, neighbours, family members, and local farmers.

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Keyhole Gardens for Small Spaces

Drought-resistant keyhole gardens are ideal for small spaces because that lovely little notch allows you to walk into the centre so you can reach all the glorious plants you've packed the space with.

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Permaculture Principles: Observe Your Land Before You Plant Anything

So many of us get reallyreally excited as soon as we have a plot of land to play with that we end up sabotaging our attempts with our impatience.

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Work With Your Land, Not Against It

Rather than being discouraged by the fact that I will never be able to grow a decent tomato here, I've learned the lesson that working with the land I have is easier on both my wallet and my heart than fighting with it.