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Plant a Juicy Garden

Plant a Juicy Garden

Plant your garden with a purpose this year by choosing veggies and berries that can be juiced daily all summer long. To that end, Dripworks demonstration garden will be growing heirloom varieties of carrots, beets, kale, cucumbers, parsley, celery, tomatoes, and melons that will provide the raw ingredients for juicing and smoothies to keep your immune system strong. At the end of this blog, I’ll recommend my favorite powerful juicer.

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Seed Starting: The Four Top Seed Companies

Seed Starting: The Four Top Seed Companies

If you haven’t already started your seeds for this year’s garden, now is the time! With a few basic supplies and careful attention, you can start your entire garden’s worth of plants and save on the expense of buying plant starts. It is not difficult! Sourcing high-quality seeds is the most important step.

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Fertilization Methods for a Successful Garden

Fertilization Methods for a Successful Garden

An efficient method of fertilization is the key to a successful garden or commercial crop. Most garden soils are deficient in one or many of the nutrients necessary; soils can be built up with the right nutrients. This can be done by adding fertilizers or compost to the garden soil. You can make your compost if you know how and have the room. Another option is to use a fertilizer injector that will send nutrients to your plants as you water through your drip system. This blog will give you a good idea of what's available.

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Mid-Winter Gardening Ideas

Mid-Winter Gardening Ideas

The last three months might have given you an opportunity to plant some cover crops of red and white clover or rye, or to find some large tasty heads of garlic for planting so you'll have a June harvest. At this time of year, some of us in the coldest climate zones can only pull out the gardening catalogs, plan (draw), and dream of next Spring's garden. Don't forget to place a layer of row cover over your fall crops like brassicas (broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower), kale, or chard in the less harsh climates.

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Prepare Now for Winter

Prepare Now for Winter

Winter happens! Every Winter the nighttime temperatures drop down into the low 20°'s or lower here in Northern California. More than half of DripWorks customers live in USDA zones 8 and 9. This area stretches from the west coast down through the southwest and across the entire southern states of the US. For these areas, we can do some final preparation work before Winter sets in.

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October To Do List for Your Garden

October To Do List for Your Garden

Temperatures are finally cooling down, and your garden is now more of a pleasure and less of a chore. Even though most of the time-consuming work is in the past, there is still some essential tasks that must be done to ensure a successful spring. Let's get started.

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