Posts Tagged ‘garden’

7 Tips For Preparing The Fall Garden

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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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Top 10 Gardening Tips For Beginners

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      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

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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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Basic Guide to Saving Seed From Your Garden

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Saving your own seeds can be scary, especially to a gardener who hasn’t done this before, or for long. So many questions come to mind: “How,” “What,” and “What if,”…. These are put to rest with good information, some trial, and, of course, some error. Don’t worry, I’m going to share with you just how to save seeds from your garden harvest.

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Basic Gardening For U.S. Growing Zone 8

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We’re in the Deep South, that’s growing zone 8 here in the U.S., so we have a nice long growing season. I pretty much have a garden year around. One thing that I really appreciate about our long growing season is that it affords us lots of room for trial and error. We can replant or redo something we tried and failed at, usually with success. This past year (2014), we lost our first tomato planting due to the heavy spring rains, but we were able to replant and enjoy a wonderful harvest. On the down side of that, it also gives the grass and weeds a long time to regroup and try a new frontal attack.

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