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The Year of Nitrogen

[caption id="attachment_2502" align="alignnone" width="400"]Soil Test Kit Soil chemistry testing with LaMotte Soil Test Kit![/caption]

I have tested my soil nutrients and composition before. I made some lame attempt to address deficiencies, adding compostfor depleted nitrogen and fireplace ashes to raise the pH. Results were Continue reading

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The Lesser-Known Spotted Asparagus Beetle

I have been growing asparagus for 4 years. As reported previously, I replanted in 2011 and the current crop is a model of healthy asparagusness. Eager for the first sustainably edible spears, I regularly inspect my plants; pull weeds, note … Continue reading

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