Gardening

Ultimate Guide to Growing Organic Strawberries

Growing organic strawberries helps save money and provide healthy food for your family! Tips for choosing varieties, planting, and caring for your plants.

Growing organic strawberries helps save money and provide healthy food for your family! Use these tips for choosing varieties, planting, and caring for your plants. Growing Organic Strawberries to Save Money and Stay Healthy Growing organic strawberries at home will save money and reduce toxins in your diet. Are you tired of paying a premium…

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How to Start a Community Garden

Do you want to start a community garden? If you live in an urban area you may not have space to plant a garden at home. Here's how to get started...

Do you want to start a community garden? If you live in an urban area you may not have space to plant a garden at home. The high cost of groceries or a lack of nutritious produce in your area may have you wondering how to provide healthy meals for your family. Starting a community…

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Guide to Using Hay or Straw in Your Garden

Using hay or straw in the garden can be a touchy subject! Some gardeners swear that using hay will ruin your garden and turn it into a bed of noxious weeds.

  Using hay or straw in the garden can be a touchy subject! Some gardeners swear that using hay will ruin your garden and turn it into a bed of noxious weeds. Other gardeners are afraid to use straw because there may be persistent herbicides sprayed on it. Who knew that using hay or straw…

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How Testing Garden Soil Gives You Knowledge

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Successful gardens start with testing garden soil to learn which nutrients and minerals you may be lacking in before planting In the excitement of starting a new garden, it’s easy to get caught up in seed catalogs and grand gardening dreams – but for any garden to succeed, you must first do two things: Determine…

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Berry Growing in a Northern Climate

Growing berries can be accomplished in almost any climate even if you life in the North.

If you live in a colder climate or one where nighttime and daytime temperatures swing a lot, know that you can plant some berry bushes this year. Coastal and warm weather gardeners often ask me if berry growing is possible where we live. And the answer is yes! We sure can…and we do! We can…

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Your Practical Guide to Companion Planting

Your Practical Guide To Companion Planting

Companion Planting – Is It Practical Or Nonsense? Companion planting has been a topic of intrigue for centuries. Ever since Pliny the Elder opined that rue was ‘very friendly’ to figs, gardeners have searched for perfect plant pairings. There are a myriad of planting charts and articles available online but many of these are based…

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Plants That Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

Plants that Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

  Plants that attract pollinators to your garden are a great addition to your yard or homestead. Many plants will not produce a harvest without pollination. Hummingbirds and insects visit flowers looking for nectar and pollen to consume. In the process, they pollinate countless crops. A flower ovary must receive pollen to fertilize the ovum…

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Select the Best Fruit and Nut Trees for Your Homestead

Select The Best Fruit and Nut Trees for Your Homestead - The New Homesteader's Almanac

Select the Best Fruit and Nut Trees for Your Homestead Orchard Select the best fruit and nut trees for your homestead orchard before you plant! Fruit and nut trees take several years to bear and may produce fruit for years to come. So take some time to research the best varieties of fruits and nuts…

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The Easy Way to Build Healthy Garden Soil

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  The Importance of Healthy Soil When you think of gardening, do you immediately think of a plentiful harvest? Why garden at all, after all, if not for the harvest? But I encourage you to first think of your garden’s soil. The soil is the foundation of your garden, and your vegetable harvest will only…

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