Gardening & Farming

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The BEST Tips For Growing, Harvesting & Storing Winter Squash

Winter squash is a part of the same family as summer squash, melons, and cucumbers are known as the gourd family. To me, winter squash is the easiest to grow, harvest and store. There are several varieties to choose from and they are all nutritious and delicious.

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2 Main Cover Crops For the Garden- and why you should plant this green fertilizer

The list of benefits to cover crops for the gardens is extensive. Choosing a cover crop to accomplish a specific goal for their zone is where most people run into trouble. Let’s look at the two main cover crops and see if we can’t clear up some of the questions you may have.

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7 Tips To Prepare Your Fall Garden Plus FREE SEED GIVEAWAY

7 Tips For Preparing The Fall Garden + Seed Giveaway

Summer draws it’s final breaths. You can feel the earth and all her creatures heave a sigh of relief as the heat is dissipating and crisp, cool mornings arrive. The change of temperature turns my gardener thoughts to the fall garden. The onslaught of harvest and preserving is over. Time for some deep breaths while we start new seeds and do the fall garden preparation.

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The Battle of The Garden Weeds

The Battle of the Garden Weeds

If you are a new gardener or an experienced one, you’re aware of the great battle of the grass and garden weeds vs. you. The battle is real and here is how we’re dealing with it.   

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Top 10 Gardening Tips For Beginners

Top 10 Gardening Tips For Beginners

      With the changing economic times we are in, more and more people are planting gardens. Some in old flower beds; some are exchanging their lawn mowers for tillers and using the front yard; still, others are using raised beds all around their lots in town. Wherever you live, whether you have large…

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DIY FREE Pallet Garden In 4 Easy Steps + Seed Giveaway!

DIY FREE Pallet Garden In 4 Easy Steps + Seed Giveaway!

It’s all the craze lately (and honestly I don’t know what took us so long), the art of re-purposing pallets. If you’re a Pinterest   junkie like I am then I’m sure you’ve seen all the amazing uses for pallets. My favorite use of all time? The DIY Pallet Garden! I can show you how to…

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Vegetables for Weight Loss- plant a diet garden

Vegetables For Weight Loss

  We all know veggies are good for us, but nutritional values make some of them better vegetables for weight loss. Not that you need to lose weight, but we can all use a little help getting or staying in shape, right? I’ve picked some vegetables to grow for weight loss to help inspire you.…

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4 Consequences of Poor Crop Rotation

Crop rotation is a vital part of maintaining a healthy garden. My grandparents taught me this. They didn’t teach me in words so much as they did in actions.

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GMO Seeds vs Hybrid Seeds

GMO Seeds Vs Hybrid Seeds

Heirloom and Organic Seeds: How are they all different?

There are endless discussions surrounding GMO seeds vs hybrid seeds. There is also confusion surrounding heirloom (AKA heritage seeds) and organic seeds. We could talk about all the issues surrounding these hot topic for hours. However, the goal for this article is to clear up the confusion surrounding these terms.

Sifting through all the information on GMO seeds vs hybrid seeds can be overwhelming. It’s often hard to tell the truth from corporate America fiction. Let’s blow away the smoke and take an honest, simple look at these terms.

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