The Homestead Gardener Magazine February 2018

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- Tips & Techniques -
Shelterbelts For Windy Gardens
Plant Microbiome
- Practical Permaculture -
The Vegetarian Compost Conundrum
- Reader Question -
Planning A Garden
- The Guerrilla Gardening Guidebook -
Plant Selection
- Herb Guide -
Lovage
- February Gardening Tip -
Starting Seeds Indoors For An Early Crop
- Curious Kids -
Why Are Leaves Green?
- House Plants -
Orchid Care Tips
- Grow Your Own -
Onions
The Amazing Diversity – And Possible Decline – Of Mushrooms And Other Fungi
- Healthy Eating Recipes -
Pork Chops And Roasted Potatoes With Red Wine Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
Easy Keto Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Slices
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A glimpse of spring is on the horizon as the days are slowly getting longer. Our over-wintered salad leaves in our tunnels are showing slow signs of growth and rejuvenation. For me, that is the sign that the gardening season has started and we can think about starting the first seeds indoors! Yay!!

Hedgehogs are on the decline in UK gardens. If we want these beautiful creatures to survive we will have to make our gardens hedgehog friendly. These prickly but cute looking creatures are great allies in the fight against slugs and snails and would be an asset for any garden! Let's give them a space in our gardens where they can overwinter and hide...

The relationship between plants and microbes is an intricate one. Just like the microbiome in our guts, the biome around the plant roots determines the health of the plants. Elizabeth Bent, a soil microbiologist from the University of British Columbia explains in detail the importance of soil microbes and fungi. This knowledge can help us gardeners to understand how to improve the soil in our gardens for optimal plant health.

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