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Tomato Overload
2/2/2015 - 2:24:18 PM
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Tomato OverloadThis post was originally published on September 4, 2014. I have been trying to cut back on my tomato production. Last year I had 24 plants, this year only 12. I have discovered 6 is probably my magic number. Tomato #1 died early due to something eating it. Tomato #2-5 have become dog food. Yep, your... Read More
2014 Red Beet Trials
2/2/2015 - 2:19:50 PM
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2014 Red Beet TrialsThis post was originally published on July 22, 2014. This year we planted eleven different varieties of beets, ranging in color from red, to yellow, to white (even striped). We used two different fertilizers on the beets – Garden Tone and HYRBRIX (vegetable). There were no major advantages of ... Read More
Are you a "Resilient Gardener"?
2/2/2015 - 2:15:27 PM
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Are you a "Resilient Gardener"?This post was originally published on March 27, 2014. I have been reading Carol Deppe’s book, “The Resilient Gardener, Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times”. She brings out the reality of the garden – “My Garden needed to be designed around the reality t... Read More
Try Something New - Grow your own Ginger
2/2/2015 - 9:59:16 AM
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Try Something New - Grow your own GingerThis post was originally published on March 13, 2014. Not everyone has room for the seed starting setup in their house – the grow lights, the stand, the fan, etc. I am one of those people. So now I buy my tomato and pepper plants from a local farm. However, I still have the bug to get somethin... Read More
Mulch Your Vegetable Garden
2/2/2015 - 9:42:01 AM
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This post was originally published on February 22, 2014. Do you mulch? Why not? I could say “it’s the latest thing” and try to tempt you with a fad. But I won’t, I will give good solid reasons why mulch is important AND can help with maintenance. Win, win! #1 Build soil, don&... Read More
Seed Buying 201: Seed Questions Answered
1/30/2015 - 10:53:44 AM
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Seed Buying 201:  Seed Questions AnsweredThis post was originally published on February 10, 2014. This was a press release from Home Garden Seed Association (www.EZfromseed.org) – lots of great information. 1. What is an heirloom seed variety? The definition: Simply put, an heirloom is an Open Pollinated (see explanation of OP) varie... Read More
Homemade Pest Control for the Garden
1/30/2015 - 10:48:31 AM
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This post was originally published on February 7, 2014. As we inch toward the planting season, we must decide how we will handle pests and diseases. While there are several organic methods available (and we carry some of them), there are some homemade treatments that have been talked about throughou... Read More
Gardening for Chickens
1/30/2015 - 10:40:13 AM
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This post was originally published on January 21, 2014. Backyard chickens are popping up in suburban yards nationwide. People want fresh eggs, they want to know what the chickens are eating, they want to know how the birds were treated. I am one of these people, labeled crazy by my family. Why would... Read More
Garden Planning 2014 Style
1/30/2015 - 10:35:00 AM
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Garden Planning 2014 StyleThis post was originally published on January 7, 2014. Do you methodically plan out your garden each year? Or do you buy seedlings and plant them wherever they might land? I must admit, I start the season with the best intentions of following a plan. However when the time comes for planting, things ... Read More
Don't Kill the Dandelions
1/30/2015 - 10:31:01 AM
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This post was originally published on October 24, 2013. We’ve all got them, so lets EAT them! Dandelions that is. Times are tough for many and we have this FREE food item in our yards and fields, so why not take advantage of it? The dandelion is known as a bioaccumulator. The deep tap root pus... Read More