Tomato Hornworms – Controlling Summer’s Most Destructive Garden Pest!

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When it comes to destructive summer garden pests, tobacco and tomato hornworms might just top the list! The ugly green creatures can measure 4 to 5 inches long, and devour tomato and pepper plants overnight.  Hornworms are found in almost

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3 Keys To Keep Hanging Baskets Blooming And Beautiful All Summer!

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Nothing adds stunning color and beauty to a landscape like hanging baskets blooming in all their glory! Whether on a front porch, back porch, patio, or perched on a post in the middle of the yard, hanging baskets brighten up

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Re-Planting A Mid Summer Vegetable Garden – A 2nd Chance For Harvest!

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Planting a mid-summer vegetable garden is an excellent way to increase and extend your garden’s harvest! Perhaps your spring-planted garden got away from you this year. Or, maybe life was simply too busy to get one planted at all. Well,

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Why You Need To Prune Tomatoes and Peppers – And How To Do It!

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When you prune tomatoes and peppers, good things happen in your garden! If there is one simple chore in the summer that can make a big difference to harvesting a healthy and faster-ripening crop, it’s pruning. Both tomatoes and peppers

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How To Protect Cucumber Plants From Beetles And Powdery Mildew

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Looking for ways to protect cucumber plants from the onslaught of beetles and disease?  Cucumbers are the second most popular vegetable grown in home gardens, playing second fiddle to only the beloved tomato. Gardeners everywhere simply love to grow and

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4 Keys To Keep A Newly Planted Garden Growing Strong And Healthy

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When it comes to a newly planted garden, a little attention now can pay off big later! The first few weeks after planting is a critical time for vegetable plants. It is when tender seedlings and transplants are at their

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How To Protect Your Garden From Cabbage Worms And Moths – Naturally!

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Anyone who has ever grown cabbage, broccoli or cauliflower knows the damage cabbage worms and cabbage moths can do! One day your plants are healthy and vibrant, and then suddenly it looks like they have become riddled with holes like

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The Most Incredible Garden And Flower Fertilizer Ever – Worm Castings!

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It’s not often that we dedicate an entire article to a single organic substance, but when it comes to worm castings, they simply deserve the spotlight! I wish we had known the true power of them years ago. Ever since we

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How To Grow Vegetables In Containers – Growing Food In Small Spaces

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With a little preparation, it’s easy to grow vegetables in containers. Whether on a patio, driveway, porch or deck, if you get a little sun, you can grow!  Beyond just space constraints, growing fresh produce in pots, buckets or a couple

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Gardening Made Easy – How To Create Simple Raised Row Garden Beds From Scratch!

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With simple raised row garden beds, you don’t to have break your back or the bank to have a great garden. Whether you are already an avid gardener, or want to grow vegetables for the first time, raised row garden

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Growing Cucumbers – How To Grow Your Biggest and Best Crop Ever!

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Growing Cucumbers! When it comes to backyard gardens, cucumbers are right up there with tomatoes as one of the most popular home-grown vegetables. It’s not hard to figure out why. Is there anything better than a fresh cucumber sprinkled with a

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6 Spring Crops That Rock – Garden Season Starts Now!

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It’s time to start gardening with Spring crops! As the daylight extends a little more each day, and the soil temperatures gently begin to rise, its time to ease into garden season with a full array of spring crops that

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Companion Plants In The Garden – What You Plant Where Matters!

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When it comes to companion plants, what you plant where in your vegetable garden can have a big impact on its overall success! As you plan out your garden layout, it’s important to take into consideration the relationships that plants

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2 Simple Ways To Eliminate Garden Weeds This Year – By Working LESS!

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Believe it or not, if you really want to eliminate garden weeds, you need to stop working so hard! It may sound a bit odd, but many of the weeding problems faced by gardeners are a result of working the soil

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4 Perfect Plants To Grow To Repel Mosquitoes From Your Patio, Yard & Garden

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Yes, you can help repel mosquitoes simply by growing plants! It won’t be long until summer is here. Unfortunately, with the warm weather comes the nasty issue of pesky mosquitoes! Nothing can quite ruin a perfect outdoor evening like a swarm

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The Struggle To Keep Our Bees. What Is Really Happening To Honeybee Hives?

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Our two honeybee hives at the farm provide us with so much more than just incredible honey. They also help to pollinate many of the fruit trees, vegetable crops and flowers in our garden and landscape. In addition, they are simply

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Growing Pumpkins – How To Grow A Great Pumpkin Crop This Year

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There is just something special about growing pumpkins! The tips and tricks to successful growing are the same – whether you want to grow a few pie pumpkins for delicious pies, rolls or donuts, or large ones worthy of a

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4 Key Tips To Create A Garden For Canning And Preserving – Grow Your Food This Year!

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More and more people are planting backyard gardens every year for canning and preserving! Beyond the simple joy of getting to play in the dirt and experience the great outdoors – gardening has become more popular than ever as people

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How To Easily Collect Rainwater To Water Your Garden, Flowers and Landscape!

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Creating A Simple, Inexpensive Way To Collect Rainwater When we first started our little “farm” back in 2010, we had little to work with. No house, no electricity, and no on-site well for water. So when it came to planting our

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5 Perfect Tomatoes To Grow That Will Feed Your Family & Stock Your Pantry!

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5 Perfect Tomatoes. Of all the plants we grow in our garden each year – there is simply not one more valuable than the amazing tomato. For us, it is so much more than just an incredible fresh vegetable. Beyond

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Raised Row Gardening Grows – The Simple Growing Method Takes Center Stage!

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Raised Row Gardening has certainly come a long way! What started as a simple method for us to try to garden smarter, and not harder – raised row gardening has taken on a life of its own.  The advantages of

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8 Simple Tips To Grow Your Best Tomato Crop Ever. Period!

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If you are like most avid vegetable gardeners, you are always searching for new ways to grow your best tomato crop ever. And with good reason! Ripe, juicy, tomatoes are amazing to eat, especially fresh from the vine. But a great

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Container Gardening Secrets – 6 Tips For Gorgeous Pots, Containers & Baskets!

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Whether you live on a farm, in the suburbs, or the middle of the city, nearly everyone can experience the joy of container gardening.  Container gardening is a great way to grow your favorite flowers, vegetables, herbs and more. All you need

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3 Simple Organic Fertilizers That Can Power Your Garden!

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The Power of Organic Fertilizers! Let’s face it, sometimes your vegetable plants need a little boost. When it comes to the dirt in the garden, vegetable plants can consume a lot of the trace elements, minerals and nutrients in the soil that are

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How To Start Vegetable Seeds Indoors – 7 Simple Tips To Big Success!

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When it comes to advice on how to successfully start vegetable seeds indoors, there are a few simple tips that can go a long way towards ensuring success. Contrary to what many think, the process is not difficult. Nor does

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5 Simple Yet Essential Garden Tools That Every Gardener Should Have!

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The best part of gardening is that it doesn’t take a lot of expensive equipment to have a great looking space. With that said, there are a few inexpensive tools that can really lighten the load when it comes to

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An Incredible New Garden Website For Gardeners, By Gardeners!

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A new garden website?!! I don’t think we’ve ever been more excited to release an article than we are today! Today is the official launch of a new garden website, created with one purpose – to celebrate gardeners and gardens

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Our 2017 Garden Plan – Growing Incredible Flavor In The Garden

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It’s time for our 2017 garden plan! To an avid gardener, creating a garden plan is like trying to paint a masterpiece. Or perhaps, attempting to write a prize-winning novel. For us, it has always been a great way to look

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3 Great Ways To Stop Weeds This Year Without Using Harsh Chemicals

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“How can I stop weeds without spraying everywhere?!” It is probably one of the most popular questions to our blog every spring, summer and fall. Weeds can ruin more than the just the look of your property. By robbing the

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2 Insanely Simple Ways To Live Healthier, Have Less Stress & More Cash!

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A few weeks back, someone asked us in an interview if we could name the top 2 things that have helped us live healthier. The answers came out so quickly and easily that we both looked at each other and knew

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5 Incredible Vegetable Plants To Grow In Your Garden This Year!

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It’s time for this year’s list of Incredible Vegetable Plants to grow in the garden! Another calendar year has turned – and even though it’s cold outside, that means its time to start thinking about Garden Season! It sounds almost too good

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Merry Christmas World From Old World Garden, And A Special Thank You!

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As we do each year, we want to take time to wish each and every one of our followers from around the globe a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year! This is our favorite post each December, as

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Merry Christmas World! And A Special Thank You From Old World Garden!

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As we do each year, we want to take time to wish each and every one of our followers from around the globe a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year! This is our favorite post each December, as

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3 Unique And Inexpensive Gardening Gifts For The Gardener In Your Life

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Looking for a couple of unique gardening gifts for that hard-to-buy-for friend?  Almost everyone has at least one dirt digging, plant loving gardener on their Christmas list. And during this season of giving, why not surprise them with something to celebrate

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Winter Chicken Care Tips – How To Keep Your Coop & Flock Safe & Warm!

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Keeping your flock safe from the elements of winter’s fury is a prime concern for most backyard chicken enthusiasts. But with just a few simple tips, it’s actually quite simple to keep your chickens happy and safe through the cold winter months. Chickens

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How To Use Cold Frames To Grow Fresh Salads All Winter Long

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Cold frames are a great way to grow healthy, fresh salad crops like lettuce, kale and spinach all winter long!  Salad crops are the perfect choice when it comes to growing in cold frames. They are quick to germinate, have

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The Best Soup You Will Ever Eat – The Taste Of The Fall Garden Clean Up

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It is simply the best soup we ever make. Period! And the funny thing is, we say that every single year at just about this time. Each fall, as we clear out the garden, it has become tradition to make a huge

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How To Use Autumn’s Falling Leaves To Power Next Year’s Garden!

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Fall has arrived, and that means it’s time to use those gorgeous falling leaves to help recharge your garden. Collecting leaves each fall has become a ritual for us. It is a simple, inexpensive (actually free), and excellent way to provide valuable organic nutrients

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How To Plant A Fall Cover Crop In Your Garden

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Over the last three weeks, we have been flooded with questions on how to plant a fall cover crop. Cover crops are the single best way to recharge your garden’s soil with organic matter. And that’s just where the benefits begin!

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The Garden Bucket Experiment – A Container Garden Made Easy!

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Tucked away in a tiny corner of the garden this year, was our Any Age, Anywhere Experimental Container Garden. It was our little trial to see how our tomato and pepper plants would grow in simple containers. And the results certainly surprised us! 

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4 Fall Garden Chores That Will Make Next Year’s Garden Rock!

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When it comes to the vegetable garden, there are 4 Fall garden chores that can make all the difference in the success of next year’s harvest! With a little work now, you can set the stage for your best-ever garden next season.

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Fall – The Perfect Time To Plant Shade Trees, Fruit Trees and Shrubs

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There is absolutely no better time of the year to plant shade trees, fruit trees, and shrubs in the landscape than when the cooler, less humid temperatures of early fall start to settle in. Even though we have plenty to

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The One Must-Do Fall Chore For Your Garden – Plant A Cover Crop!

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Without a shred of doubt, I can tell you that THE single most important key to our garden’s success each year is the planting of our fall cover crops. With one simple, quick, and inexpensive task – we help to recharge,

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How To Save Vegetable Seeds Now For Next Year’s Garden

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Late summer is the perfect time to begin to save vegetable seeds for next year’s garden. The process is not only simple, but can save big money when it comes time to plant next season. The real key is in

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4 Big Winning Plant Varieties From Our 2016 Garden Trials

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One of our favorite things to do every year is try out a few new plants in the garden. Whether it’s a new variety of an heirloom tomato or a fiery hot pepper, it’s always fun to see what new taste will

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How To Grow Garlic This Fall – Simple Methods To A Great Crop

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If you have ever wanted to grow garlic, then this fall is the time to make it happen! Although many soft-neck varieties of garlic are planted in the spring in the warmer climates of the South – the best time to plant

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A Love of Life, Gardening And Food. How We Came To Be Jim and Mary

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This past week was a big milestone for the blog as we passed our 30,000,000th visitor to the site. When we first started talking about gardening, canning, cooking and living a more simple life – neither of us realized just how many people really

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Planting A Late Summer Garden For A Great Fall Crop

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The Fall Crop Gardening Experience. As we get set to head into August, many gardeners are caught up in the excitement of the summer harvest. Everything from tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and corn seem to be ready to pick daily, and the

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How To Rejuvenate Worn Out Hanging Baskets And Potted Plants

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Summertime is here – and if you are like most people, those gorgeous hanging baskets and potted plants purchased back in the spring are starting to show some serious signs of wear and tear. The leaves have started to thin out, and the

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The 4 Big Keys To A Great Garden – And A Happy Gardener!

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I have long been a believer that you don’t need to have a “green thumb” in order to have a great garden.  In reality, what it takes is a combination of a few simple things – like patience, a consistent and persistent approach, a

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Our Best Time Saving, Weed Free Garden Experiment Ever!

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As many of you that follow us regularly know, we like to try out a few new things in our garden each growing season. It’s always fun to see what might work and what won’t. Although some fail miserably, others have

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Growing Potatoes In Crates – A Big Harvest With Little Effort!

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Whenever anyone strolls through our garden, it’s not long before they ask about our potato crates located along the back fence row. The bright green foliage sprouting out of the top of the crates is certainly an eye-catcher – but

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An All Natural Japanese Beetle Spray – Recipe Included!

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Japanese Beetles can certainly cause a lot of damage to plants in a short amount of time. For us, I’m not sure if it was the warmer than normal winter – or it just happens to be one of those years,

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The Farm In Photos – Gardens, Flowers, And A Home Begins

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June is flying by, and it is hard to believe that July is just a few weeks away! For the last month, the farm has been a whirlwind of activity.  We dubbed this the “year of chaos”, knowing that the

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7 Quick Garden Tips To Keep Your Garden Beautiful This Summer!

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We have all been there. One day, its late Spring and the garden is growing beautifully – and in the blink of an eye – summer rolls in and it all becomes a tangled jungle of weeds & bugs!  But

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Planning To Can and Freeze – Stocking Our Pantry From The Garden

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Garden season is starting to heat up, and that means it won’t be long until the produce starts to roll in! As much as we love creating meals from all of the fresh berries, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and more during growing season –

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Creating An Inexpensive Outdoor Kitchen With Concrete Countertops

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If there are two things that we both enjoy more than any other – it’s spending time outdoors and cooking. For us, the opportunity to combine the two together with an inexpensive outdoor kitchen area at the farm is a dream come

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How We Prune Tomatoes For A Healthy, Productive Crop

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It’s hard to believe that the first week of June is nearly in the books! But as the temperatures start to warm up, and the garden begins to take off  – it means it’s time to start pruning our tomato

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How To Create A Beautiful, Inexpensive Backyard Fire Pit

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Nothing can quite match the ambiance and beauty of a backyard fire pit. Not only are they perfect for gathering around with friends and family  for great conversation – they can also be used to create outstanding open-fire meals that are

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5 Natural DIY Fertilizers For Your Garden And Flowerbeds

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When it comes to our garden and the food we provide for our family, we like to keep everything natural – and that includes any and all types of fertilizers used on our plants. The simple truth is, when it comes

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The Most Incredible Hot Pepper Plant You Will Ever Grow!

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It’s not very often that we devote an entire article to a single plant, but when it comes to this little hot pepper variety – we felt it more than deserved a place on center stage! Mary and I certainly

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2 Big Garden Experiments For 2016

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I don’t think we’ve ever been as excited for a garden season as Mary and I are for this summer’s version. Not only is it our chance to build and finally move to the farm full-time – but also the year we

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5 Natural Garden Sprays For Combating Insects, Pests and Animals

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When you rely on your garden to provide a large portion of your family’s food – you want to make sure that the food coming out is as healthy and pure as possible. For us, that means using ZERO pesticides and

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Can You Help Us? A Special Plea From Jim and Mary

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Yes- this is an extra post today – and we certainly promise that it will be the only “extra post” that you get from us for a long time to come.  First and foremost, we always enjoy writing about our

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How To Avoid The 5 Biggest Garden Mistakes

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Each year as “Garden Season hits” – we start to get a flurry of emails from all over the US and beyond about issues in the garden. Without fail, a large majority of those issues each season always seem to center

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Planting The Garden – 6 Big Tips To Get Plants Off To A Great Start!

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Garden season is here! Over the course of the next few weeks, millions upon millions of tomato, pepper, cucumber, zucchini and other vegetable plant varieties will make their way into gardens.  Getting your plants off to a great start is a

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How To Use Mulch In The Garden – The Secret To Weed Free Success!

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If you want to have less weeds, less maintenance, fewer headaches and more vegetables from your garden – then mulch in the garden is the answer! The list of benefits for utilizing mulch in the garden is long and powerful. It is a

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Secrets To Successfully Watering Your Garden

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Watering the garden…it sounds like such a simple and peaceful chore. But in reality, it is one of the biggest factors in the success or failure of a garden. The secret to success is knowing how to water, when to water,

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The Secret To A Great Garden – Raised Row Gardening!

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As we head into our 6th growing season at the farm – I can’t imagine life without raised row gardening. For us – it has made all the difference in successfully growing the majority of our family’s food without spending all of

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Ornamental Grass Care – Cutting, Dividing And Planting

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Ornamental grass varieties are a great addition to any landscape – providing color, texture, and beauty the year round.  The fresh, bright and wispy growth give way to gorgeous shades of green, red and purple each fall, only to be heightened with stunning

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5 Great Gardening Tips for New Gardeners

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It’s nearly impossible to believe that in just a few weeks, we will be heading into our 6th planting season at the farm. That is of course if Mother Nature finally starts figuring out that planting a garden actually requires

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7 Nifty Garden Tricks To Try This Year!

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It’s almost time for the garden to go in – and if you are anything like Mary and I – you’re more than ready to put winter behind and get those plants in the ground! It seems like each and

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Unplug , Get Outside, Get Dirty, And Garden!

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Yesterday was one of those days that make Mary and I realize just how lucky we are to get to do what we do. We had the pleasure and honor of presenting the key note speech at the Licking County

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10 Spring Garden Crops To Get Growing Now!

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If you are chomping at the bit to get in your garden  – there is no need to wait any longer! Now is a great time to get that garden growing with all types of delicious, early season, cool temperature-loving Spring

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10 Incredible Heirloom Tomatoes To Grow!

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If you have ever bit into a thick juicy slice of a Purple Cherokee, or had the pleasure of devouring a beefy Brandywine tomato – you know what real tomato flavor is all about! Heirloom tomatoes simply burst with flavor – and

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How To Easily Plant And Grow Grapes

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If you’ve always wanted to grow grapes – now is the time to get started! Springtime is the perfect time to plant a few grape vines to enjoy bountiful harvests for years to come.   Planting a small selection of

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The 3 Secrets To A Weed Free Garden

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If there is one thing that gardeners from around the world all dream about – it’s a weed free garden! Weeds are not only unsightly – but compete with the vegetable plants and flowers in your garden for the valuable minerals, nutrients and water

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How To Build A Beautiful Pergola – Cheap!

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The timeless look of a pergola compliments almost any style of landscape. Besides their intricate beauty – they provide shade, shelter, a quiet sitting or outdoor dining spot –  and even a place to grow climbing roses, clematis or grapes.

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How To Create A Simple Garden For Salsa, Sauces, Soups and Salads!

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Nothing compares to the taste of freshly made salsa, pasta sauce, soup or a beautiful salad from your very own garden! With nothing more than a tiny plot of backyard space or a sunny patio – you can easily create and

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The Garden Redesign – Adding A Little Flair

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It seems like each and every year  – we find ourselves writing a Sunday Farm Update about changes to the garden. Our garden has changed a lot since those first vegetable seedling went into the ground in the Spring of 2011. It has always been

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6 Must Have Garden Tools – Simple Is Better!

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Simple garden tools can make all the difference! Sometimes – it’s the most inexpensive and simplest of things that work the best – and when it comes to our list of 6 must-have garden tools – that couldn’t be more true! You

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How To Grow Healthy Tomato Plants This Year

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“How Can I Grow Healthy Tomato Plants?” That is by far the most frequently asked question to the blog each and every summer – and with good reason. Whether it be blight, black rot, insect damage, or watering issues – the

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7 Must Grow Veggie Plants For 2016

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We are just a few weeks away from starting our seeds indoors for this year’s garden – and as always – it’s time to share our top seven must grow veggie plants for the garden! Our garden is used not only for

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How To Make Great Compost – A Garden Must!

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When asked the key to our garden’s success – we always come back to the basics – it all starts with great compost! Compost is King. Great compost holds all of the nutrients needed to power your garden, and helps

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The Keys To Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors – Spring is Near!

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For us, starting vegetable seeds indoors is a long-awaited signal that Spring is right around the corner! All of those long Winter months of cold and frosty mornings somehow become more bearable when those little seeds start to sprout through

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