Gardening

How To Grow, Harvest, Store, and Use Pumpkins!

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I love growing, preserving, and using pumpkins almost as much as I do sweet potatoes! I like the simplicity of starting them from seed, transplanting them into the garden, and then leaving them there until the rest of harvest rush is over. If you want to grow pumpkins, I have some tips for you!

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7 Fall Garden Tips + FREE Printable CHECKLIST!

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Summer draws its 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…

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3 Best Ways To Preserve Mulberries

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One of my fondest memories as a child was riding my bike into town and parking it under the HUGE mulberry tree that hung over the sidewalk. I would eat until my belly was full and my hands were purple. You can only imagine my excitement when I found out that our new land included…

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Growing Asparagus- Everything You Want To Know

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Everything You Want to Know About Growing Asparagus Asparagus is the most worry-free perennial vegetable plant there is for the home gardener. If you love asparagus as much as I do, you know how expensive it is to buy. I will share with you everything you want to know about growing asparagus so you can…

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How To Keep Deer Out Of Your Garden

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We’ve all been there. You work hard all spring, watch the seeds sprout, flower and bloom and then one morning you wake up to check on everything and suddenly you notice IT’S GONE! The deer came and ate all of your hard work while your back was turned. Ugh!!! Don’t give up, here are some…

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Foraging For Wild Edibles On Our Land

Foraging For Wild Edibles On Our Land, finding FREE food

  When we moved to our new land, I never imagined all the free food I would find. I wasn’t really purposefully foraging for wild edibles at the time, more just getting familiar with my surroundings.  But everywhere I looked, I saw food, FREE food!

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12 Places to Get Cheap or Free Garden Plants & Seeds

12 Places to Get Cheap or Free Garden Plants & Seeds

Growing your own food shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Yet we spend billions (with a lot of zeros) on lawn care and gardens each year. Kind of seems counterproductive if we are spending more money growing our vegetables than it costs to buy them from the store. Time to tap into your frugal…

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How to Get FREE Food That’s Healthy! By Gleaning The Fields

How to Get FREE Food that's Healthy!

Sometimes desperation is the mother of invention. When you are on a tight budget, or are facing hunger, you look outside of the box. That is exactly what my friend Leia did when she needed food and found out about gleaning the fields. Gleaning the fields not only provides free food, but it’s healthy!  “I’d…

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