How To Remove Poison Oak From Your Yard For Good

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Image Credit: Susan via Flickr Many people are very allergic to poison oak and poison ivy, requiring medical attention. Do you know how to remove poison oak from your yard for good? It might save your life (or the life of a loved one). Many years ago, my father in law came to visit us …

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Landscaping With Food To Save Money And Live Healthier

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It’s easy to go crazy buying flowers and shrubs to add beauty to your landscape. Curb appeal is important, especially if you’re planning to sell your home.  But by landscaping with food you can have a bit of both worlds: a beautiful lawn and food for the family. There are many benefits to edible landscaping. …

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Landscaping With Food To Save Money And Live Healthier

It’s easy to go crazy buying flowers and shrubs to add beauty to your landscape. Curb appeal is important, especially if you’re planning to sell your home.  But by landscaping with food you can have a bit of both worlds: a beautiful lawn and food for the family. There are many benefits to edible landscaping. …

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Growing Loofah For Food And Sponges

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Did you know that loofah gourds taste just like zucchini when they’re picked young? And when they mature, they make wonderful natural sponges you can use to clean around the house. Many of us used one of these sponges at one time or another without knowing you can grow your own in the backyard garden. …

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Free Garden Plans

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If you want good food for your family no matter what, you need to grow your own food.  And to do a good job, you need to plan a garden that will fulfill your family’s needs. Take a few minutes to write down the vegetables your family enjoys the most. Do you eat a lot …

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No Dig Gardening – Help Controlling Garden Weeds

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Have you ever been away from home (or just too busy to get to your garden) for a week, and came home to a weed garden that hid your veggie garden? This happened to us several times, and it’s such a pain to catch up with weeding! you might even be inclined to just give …

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Trench Composting Method – The Easiest Way To Nourish Your Garden

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While very rewarding, gardening is hard work. Between preparing the soil, planting your crops and keeping the weeds out, it could become a full time job. So here’s a way to feed your soil without adding extra work to your day, by using the trench composting method. Trench composting doesn’t only create compost for your …

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How To Get Rid Of Garden Weeds

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Don’t you hate it when  you go to your garden and find that the weeds took over? I know hate is a strong word, but when it comes to weeds, I think it’s well deserved. Over the years I tried different methods to try and get rid of garden weeds and I came up with …

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No Work Gardening – Ruth Stout Method

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Growing vegetables for your family is smart these day: you can be sure to have balanced and nutritious meals and food that has no nasty chemicals added for “better’ growth. But gardening is hard! Old fashion gardening takes digging and weeding and watering and keeping up with a good size garden can take its toll …

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Garlic Growing Guide – A Look At How To Grow Organic Garlic

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If you didn’t plant your garlic in the fall, you need to do it very soon, so it has time to mature. This garlic  growing guide will teach you step by step how to plant, care for and harvest garlic. Did you know you only need to get garlic seeds once and have an unlimited …

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7 Easy To Grow Vegetables You Should Plant This Spring

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Having a vegetable garden is imperative if you want to have some control over what your family eats. If you pick a few easy to grow vegetables, you ‘ll enjoy fresh food without having to stress over keeping up with a full sized garden. Harvesting veggies from your own backyard is not only economical, but …

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Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

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Spring is right around the corner and with it comes lots of work around the house. Getting the garden ready for planting, cleaning up winter debris, planting new flowers, mowing the lawn, and so on. And while you need to do all this, your family still needs food. A slow cooker is an amazing kitchen …

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