Grow the Best Asparagus!

  I love fresh asparagus! And after a long cold winter, it’s usually the first gem to emerge from my sleeping garden here in the southeast US.  And asparagus is full of those reviving ‘green’ nutrients that we need after the hearty stews and heavy meals of winter that kept us warm.   Asparagus reminds me…

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9 Tips For A Great Fall Garden

With just a few steps, you can have a great fall garden full of crisp broccoli, sweet carrots, delicious kohlrabi, spinach, cabbage, and so much more! Vegetable gardens are typically full of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and green beans!  As these delicious vegetables begin to wane, many folks consider their garden done for the year.  But…

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17 Growing Tips For Watermelon!

17 Growing Tips For Watermelons Lovers! Watermelon.  Just the name itself conjures up visions of summer picnics, swimming, hiking, and refreshing deliciousness.  Even better when that big ole watermelon is chilled and sweet and juicy.  Every kid deserves a big slice, with juice drizzling down their chin all the way down to their belly button!…

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Cheap And Easy Soil Building!

Soil building is a science and an art.  The right naturally occurring chemicals, the right fertilizers and additives, lots of testing, a little of this and a dab of that… most of us dont spend a lot of time thinking about what goes into our soil to amend it. Especially when we need soil fast…

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Grow A Chicken Garden To Keep The Girls Happy!

Seriously, lets talk about eggs. Have you ever had an egg so fresh, so tasty, so healthy that the ‘yellows’ were ‘orange’! So delicious, you just know its loaded with the stuff that is good for you and you just cant find that kind of egg in a grocery store? You have? Me too! From…

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Grow a Cleaning Garden

As homesteaders, we know about dirt. Dirt from the garden. Dirt under our fingernails. Countertop messes and dirty floors. We worry about germs getting into cuts and scrapes. And most of all, we worry about germs and disease. Getting clean can be a major priority around here. But commercial cleaners are full of chemicals, artificial…

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Garlic and Onion Pest Control

Garlic breath. We all love garlic, and we all dread the aftermath. Turns out, plants can have ‘garlic breath’ too! And its actually beneficial! One of my favorite garden remedies is garlic and onion pest control.  Not only is garlic healthy for us, but it can be a wonderful companion plant for those big beautiful…

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