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For the better part of the last decade, Allen Smith has been the green-thumb go-to guy for all things Rogue Compost. From annuals and perennials to shrubs, trees, gardens, lawns and more. If you’ve got a question, odds are Allen has your answer. Here’s a sampling of the most-asked questions.

Compost Tips for The Rogue Valley

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I’m interested in growing plants from seeds but I don’t know much about it. Could you recommend a place to start?

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Spring seems to be the time my yard is overrun by bugs and insects. I don’t want to use chemicals. Are there other options?

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I just discovered some Morel mushrooms in the red bark we had delivered from Rogue Compost. Have you heard of this before?

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When is the best time to plant strawberries? And what’s the difference between the different types of plants?

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I know spring is a big gardening time. What should I be focusing on in April?

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I live in Ashland, near the watershed and my property is surrounded by large trees. The soil is very granite-y and I think I’d benefit from compost. What would you recommend?

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