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Gardener Story: Eddy Hogan

Gardener Story: Eddy Hogan

Gardener Story: Eddy Hogan             We are currently putting up an electric fence to protect our garden from deer and three groundhogs (Mom and two babies). My wife, Norma, and I have gardened on a small scale for years, but we have learned a tremendous amount from...

Gardener Story: Jennifer and Perry Johns

Gardener Story: Jennifer and Perry Johns

Gardener Story: Jennifer & Perry JohnsThe Hills and Valleys - Build It Up Year 2               My husband and I both have go-getter personalities. We like to tackle a project, get good at it, and get moving to the next thing. Last year (our first year gardening),...

Gardener Story: Jessica Chittum

Gardener Story: Jessica Chittum

Gardener Story: Jessica ChittumOur family was involved in the Build It Up Garden Program in 2016 and 2017 and we returned to the program this year when Lexy announced that past gardeners could participate again. I was thrilled to get that invite and really appreciate...

Gardener Story: Rebecca McCasland

Gardener Story: Rebecca McCasland

Gardener Story: Rebecca McCasland I am so thankful I am a part of Build It Up (BIU) Tennessee.  My family and I are working diligently in the garden and edible plants and fruits are growing!  We have tried gardening in the past without branching far from growing...

Gardener Story: Tim Ross

Gardener Story: Tim Ross

Gardener Story: Tim RossIntroducing: Build It Up Gardener Tim Ross!  I’m having fun so far. I’ve pulled weeds in gardens since I was a kid, but wanted to learn how to to grow a successful organic garden. The group has been really helpful in all areas of growing a...

Gardener Story: Liz Smith

Gardener Story: Liz Smith

Gardener Story: Liz Smith We are excited about the garden this year! In the garden, we have garlic that was planted last fall and spinach that made it through winter in the hoops. We have started cabbage, kale, sugar snaps, and beets. Also, we have volunteer lettuce...

What to Know About Fertilizer

What to Know About Fertilizer

What to Know About FertilizerApril is the time for planting! You will be planting most of your first succession veggies around this time. And with that comes fertilizer. Fertilizer is a key component to a successful garden and for crop health.  What we’ll cover: How...

Creative Ways to Trellis

Creative Ways to Trellis

Creative Ways to Trellis! Today we’re going to learn about ways in which to make your trellises more fun. Learn about squash tunnels, bean teepees and more! There are a plethora of materials you can use and a bunch of ways to make a simple trellis multi-useful as well...

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...

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