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ver the years many of the same questions pop up from excited and exasperated gardeners who are looking for practical ideas and tested solutions to common gardening challenges. “How do I feed and mulch my soil?”, “Why is there fuzzy white stuff on my zucchini leaves?” and “What can I do about the @#$%%&* squirrels?!” We share many of the same challenges and we think the BUFCO blog is an inviting, helpful place for you to find some answers, new ideas and a little inspiration.

There will always be something new for us to share so please check in often and let us know what you think. If you have questions, requests for specific posts, or want to share your own great ideas, please do send them our way. We’d love to hear from you!


Succession Success

When I started gardening, I used to think that whatever I planted will stay there for the entire season; in fact, I thought that all plants would last forever if it wasn’t for winter.  I woul…

Taste Test: Ripening Tomatoes Off the Vine

Many people wait patiently for fruit like tomatoes to ripen on the vine before harvesting, but the impatient among us may be pleased to know that some crops can be harvested before they are ripe, …

How to Harvest Leafy Greens

Debbie’s raised bed and various pots. Humans have spent thousands of years cultivating their relationship with vegetables. We’ve come to rely on them, but to a large degree they have also have …

Soil is Alive! Feed Your Hungry Soil

Soil is more than just dirt. It is complex community; an interdependent ecosystem of living organisms that relies on a variety of symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationships that occur betwee…

Get to Know Your Soil

Soil is made up of different kinds of particles and components: it’s about 50% minerals (sand, clay, and silt) and organic matter (living and decaying plant material), with the the other 50% being…

Get Seed-Savvy! Tips and Tricks from a BUFCO Gardener

The part of Julia’s garden dubbed, “North Jungle” Have you been considering trying your hand at growing fruit, veggies and fl…

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