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Getting a Soil Test Done

Getting a Soil Test Done

Getting a Soil Test DoneWhether getting a soil test done has crossed your mind or not, this is a must-do to get the best grasp on your soil needs. Not only will it benefit your future crop, but it will benefit your knowledge and understanding of the soil present in...

Gardener Story: Jenna Upton

Gardener Story: Jenna Upton

Gardener Story: Jenna UptonI’m not sure what to say about anything amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but I do know I’ve been very glad to have my garden as a welcome distraction. The soil was covered in weeds and tiny sprouts of cover crop Build it Up provided to nourish...

How to Plan a Garden!

How to Plan a Garden!

How to Plan a Garden!  Hello all! It has been a weird couple of weeks hasn’t it? Currently, I am writing this from my home where I will be working and practicing social distancing for the next few weeks. Fortunately, there are many things to do in the gardening...

Gardener Story: Georgia Sinko

Gardener Story: Georgia Sinko

Gardener Story: Georgia SinkoMy name is Georgia and this is my second year in the Build It Up program. I live in Hampton and have been gardening in some capacity most of my life. My parents taught my siblings and myself to grow our own food, to cook, and to preserve...

How to Start Seeds Indoors

How to Start Seeds Indoors

How to Start Seeds IndoorsIt’s almost March and do you know what that means? You may have taken a guess based on the title, but yes, indoor gardening! It’s a bit too early to plant outdoors due to the unpredictable weather in East Tennessee, but have you ever...

Soil Temperature: Why is it important?

Soil Temperature: Why is it important?

Soil Temperature: Why is it important? Hey All! It’s that time of year to start delving into the nitty gritty of starting seeds and what our plants need to be healthy. One of the most important things for a successful garden is soil temperature. And that’s all because...

Gardener Story: The Beasley Family

Gardener Story: The Beasley Family

Gardener Story: The Beasley FamilyGardening has always been a part of our lives. Jared’s family and mine have always had a garden - it was just part of the memories we had growing up. Even as a kid, we can still remember the little and big jobs we had working in our...

Gardener Story: Jeremiah Key

Gardener Story: Jeremiah Key

Gardener Story: Jeremiah Key “What do you see when you look at the world? What do you hear when you listen?”                 I heard this line repeated in a sermon by Beth Jarvis years ago. I typed and taped it to my work computer. I have shared it, prayed it and...

Gardener Story: Linda Hendricks

Gardener Story: Linda Hendricks

Gardener Story: Linda Hendricks Our family moved down to beautiful Northeast Tennessee almost 3 years ago. I always called myself the girl with the purple thumb up north and that if I looked at plants the wrong way they would wither and die. And then about three years...

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