5 Secrets To Fertilizing Vegetable Plants And Flowers – Grow Big Naturally!

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When it comes to fertilizing vegetable plants, flowers, containers or hanging baskets, a few simple secrets can create big success! Of course, growing healthy, vibrant and great looking plants all starts with good soil. But even the best of soils

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4 Tomato Planting Mistakes – How To Grow Great Tomatoes!

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By simply avoiding a few common tomato planting mistakes, you can be well on your way to growing and harvesting your best tomato crop ever this year! Tomatoes are one of the most beloved crops of the home vegetable gardener.

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Liquid Fertilizers – 4 Organic Solutions To Power Your Garden And Flowers!

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Do organic liquid fertilizers really work? You bet your all-natural, high-yielding, gorgeous plants they do! Ever since planting our first garden at the farm back in 2011, we have grown our crops using a 100 percent organic approach. We use

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7 Great Garden Gift Ideas For Mom On Mothers Day!

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Searching for a few great garden gift ideas for Mom on Mothers Day? Mother’s day is a just around the corner, and with spring finally springing, perhaps the perfect gift is one that can let mom enjoy her love of gardening

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How To Build Homemade Potato Crates – Potato Growing Made Easy!

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When it comes to growing potatoes with ease, nothing works like homemade potato crates! In fact, it is the only method we use to grow our entire crop, And that includes sweet potatoes, in addition to our regular potatoes. It’s

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The 3 Biggest Spring Planting Mistakes Made In Gardens And Flowerbeds!

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Avoiding the 3 biggest spring planting mistakes. Spring is here and its time to get gardening! Or is it? If having a great garden and gorgeous flowerbeds are high on your list this year – then its important to eliminate

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Growing Asparagus – How To Plant, Harvest and Maintain A Great Crop!

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When it comes to growing asparagus at home, a little work now can pay delicious home-grown dividends in the years to come. Asparagus is a wondrous perennial crop that can produce for 20 years or more from a single planting.

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Garden Planting Magic – Homemade Seed Tape For Small Seeds!

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If you struggle with planting tiny seeds in your garden, homemade seed tape might just be the perfect answer! We have all been there. Trying to parcel out tiny lettuce, radish or perhaps carrot seeds into our garden rows. To

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Building A Classic Arbor – Adding DIY Beauty To The Landscape

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Creating a classic arbor for the entrance to the garden has been on our to-do for a long time. In fact, ever since we first fenced in the garden back in 2013, we knew it wouldn’t truly be complete without

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An Amazing Way To Grow Cucumbers With Little Effort!

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When it comes to trying to find a better way to grow cucumbers – we are always up for the challenge. After all, cucumbers are one of our family’s favorite vegetables. Not only are they amazing fresh from the garden,

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Growing Blackberries – How To Grow The Taste Of Summer At Home!

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When it comes to growing blackberries, the rewards are delicious – like blackberry cobbler, blackberry pie, and blackberry jam! I can still remember as a kid heading out to nearby fence lines for a little blackberry picking. Dressed in jeans

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4 Must-Try Heirloom Tomato Plants To Rock Your Garden This Year!

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It’s time to liven up your vegetable garden this year by growing some amazing heirloom tomato plants! Tired of harvesting the same old basic tomato varieties year after year? Then break the mold and grow a few incredibly unique, productive,

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2 Reasons Why You Should Never Use A Rototiller In Your Garden

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As crazy as it sounds, if you want a garden with less maintenance, less weeds and better yields – stop using a rototiller! Our garden is now going on its 8th year without a rototiller. And I can tell you

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Potato Crates – How To Grow Your Best Potato / Sweet Potato Crop Ever!

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If you are looking for a simple, inexpensive, and labor-free way to grow potatoes, then potato crates are the answer! Over the past few years, we have switched to growing our entire potato crop (traditional and sweet potatoes), in homemade

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Companion Planting Basics – Growing Vegetables Together In The Garden!

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Simple Steps to a Great Garden – Companion Planting Basics. There are many things that go into a successful garden, like good soil, proper sunlight, and timely watering. But one that often gets overlooked is the simple practice of utilizing

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Using Row Covers To Protect The Garden From Pests And Frost

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If you have struggled with frost and pests in the garden, then row covers might just be the answer! Row covers are a quick, easy, and a fairly inexpensive solution to protecting vegetables from pests, frost and disease. For us,

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How To Grow Healthy, Strong, And Disease Free Tomato Plants This Year!

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When it comes to growing disease free tomato plants, a little bit of planning can go a long way! There is nothing more depressing than watching healthy, strong tomato plants turn into lifeless brown stems and foliage, with withering fruit.

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The 2018 Garden Plan – Creating A Garden Paradise Filled With Flavor

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It’s mid-January, and that means its time to reveal this year’s 2018 Garden Plan! Every growing season, we try to tailor our garden plan to fit our food needs for the coming year. And this year, it’s all about growing

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4 Secrets To Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors – Grow Your Own Plants!

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When it comes to starting vegetable seeds indoors, it doesn’t have to take expensive equipment, or a lot of work. In fact, with just a few tricks, you can easily grow strong and productive plants and save big! Starting vegetable

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Growing Fresh Produce In The Winter With A Cold Frame Greenhouse

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With a cold frame greenhouse – wintertime doesn’t mean the end of growing fresh garden produce! A cold frame greenhouse is an excellent way to extend growing fresh vegetables past summer. They work wonders in late fall, early spring –

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5 Great Gardening Gift Ideas For The Gardener In Your Life!

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Searching for some great Christmas gardening gift ideas for the gardener in your life? It’s hard to find folks more passionate about their hobbies than gardeners. So why not celebrate their love of all things growing with a thoughtful garden

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Garden Planning – How To Plan This Winter For A Great Garden Next Year!

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A great garden all starts with great garden planning. For many, snow is either just around the corner, or already here. But the cold, dark, long and dreary days of winter are actually the perfect time to start garden planning.

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A Harvest Beyond Belief! An Amazing Way To Grow Sweet Potatoes

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Who knew you could grow sweet potatoes in such a small space, and with so much production! We love sweet potatoes. Over the past few years, they have become one of the staples of our diet. They are an incredible

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5 Must-Do Fall Chores For Your Outdoors! Preparing For Winter

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Winter is just around the corner, and now is the time to get out while the weather is still warm and get cracking on some must-do fall chores for your great outdoors! What you do this fall can set the

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4 Keys To Create A Gorgeous, Easy To Maintain, Low Cost Landscape!

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In spite of what many think, it really is possible to create a stunning, easy to maintain, low cost landscape. In fact, with a little planning, labor and DIY gusto, you can create nearly anything you can imagine. And for

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Perennial Plants – 5 Great Choices For Summer Planting And Lasting Color!

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When it comes to creating low maintenance, long-lasting summer color, perennial plants are a must. And summer is the perfect time to plant and get them started in the landscape! Although annuals like Petunias, Geraniums and Impatiens provide big splashes

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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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