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Gardening for Beginners

In depth discussion with highly experienced gardener and seed saver Roger, President of the Troubled Times nonprofit. Soil composition and types and the various ways to enrich soil. Acid soil and the Ph factors, and how to adjust this or take advantage of it. Tilling techniques, how to avoid erosion and your workload. Plants that compliment each other and enhance growth. Low light and light intensive gardening, and plant requirements. Shading or covering gardens, wind breaks. When to harvest and how to store the produce. Root cellars, their temperature and humidity requirements, and how to construct them. Pollination concerns, if bees are absent. Wind pollinated plants and hand pollinating techniques. Seeds that need to be fermented, and why. Germination statistics, and how to store seeds. Keeping the critters out of the garden.