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7 Excellent, Free Online Gardening Resources

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

by Carl


For some strange reason, I've always been intrigued by the number 7. Perhaps it's because it's such a nice prime number, or because of the mystical qualities associated with the 7th son of a 7th son, or the promise of rest on that 7th day. Whatever it is, I've always liked 7.

 

Anyway, with that little aside, uh, aside, I spent some time recently looking at the startling array of gardening resources available onlin...

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Crop Swaps, Coming to a Library near You

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

by Rachel and Carl


Looking for something to do with all those extra zucchinis? Have an overzealous bean plant that keeps giving to overflowing? Too many tomatoes and too little time to make sauce? These are all good problems to have, and we have just the solution: make your way over to your library to take part in a crop swap!


What’s a crop swap, you ask? Ah, you must be from...

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Free and Inexpensive Compost in Santa Clara County

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

by Carl


Need a compost fix for your next spring planting? Or looking to amend a problem patch of compressed clay soil cheaply and easily? Well, you're in luck: it turns out that residents of Santa Clara County have a number of excellent resources available to them. With most of these, you will need to pick up and haul the stuff yourself, although some places offer delivery of large bulk quantities for a fee. When going for a load, don't f...

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Common Ground Provides Uncommon Service

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (1)

by Carl


For gardeners in the south bay, one little jewel of a resource is the non-profit Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center. Yes, folks will find that the supplies and classes offered at the location are a bit on the pricey side, and yes, this is a tiny operation manned by passionate people who often find themselves being pulled in several directions at once...

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Local Garden Blogs (and a Sprinkling of Other Online Resources)

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

by Carl


As you are well aware, there is a ton of great info floating around out here in the ether. In addition to some fantastic local educational resources, there are more than a few blog sites being written by people within our geographic area (the county) that continue to pique our interest. The various resources we follow on a regular basis have been gathered up and listed below, in no particular order. We here at the Santa Clara Garde...

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