Gardening

“Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so.

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Gardening for Beginners- Everything You Need to Know

By Amber Bradshaw | Jun 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

  If you’re like one of the millions that are starting a garden for the first time, I bet you have a lot of questions? Gardening for beginners can be exciting and daunting all at the same time. Do you just throw some seeds on the ground and add water? Or do you need a…

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Top 10 Plants For Chicken Feed You Need To Grow

By Amber Bradshaw | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Supplementing chicken feed with plants is great for your chickens and your pocket too! The amazing thing is that you can actually grow some of these plants right in your backyard garden (or even plant them their own garden!). Take a look at some of these plants that you can grow to help supplement your…

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

By Amber Bradshaw | Sep 24, 2019 | 2 Comments
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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!

By Amber Bradshaw | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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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STOP! Don’t Throw Away That Strawberry Top! Here are 5 Amazing Uses

By Amber Bradshaw | Apr 3, 2019 | 4 Comments
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Have you been throwing the best part of the strawberry away all these years? Well maybe not the best part, but we’ve been throwing away something that can serve a greater purpose. Are strawberry tops safe to eat? Not only are they safe to eat but they are full of vitamins and here are 5 ways…

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Strawberries: Nutrition, Benefits & Recipes- Over 30 ways to use them!

By Amber Bradshaw | Apr 3, 2019 | 1 Comment
Your Ultimate Strawberry roundup. Strawberries: nutrition, Benefits, Recipes- Over 30 ways to use them!

  Strawberries: Nutrition, Benefits & Recipes- Over 30 ways to use them! Strawberry picking is one of the nostalgic memories I have of my youth and it is a tradition I have passed on to my children. Very rarely do we ever miss a strawberry season that we don’t go picking as a family. With…

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Growing Asparagus- Everything You Want To Know

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 25, 2019 | 7 Comments
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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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10 Plants To Plant For Home Security

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 13, 2019 | 2 Comments
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When creating a fortress of solitude, most people think about building a fence to keep unwanted visitors out. However, plants make a much better defense for home security. Fences tend to draw curiosity, while plants seem to go unnoticed. That is until someone tries to walk through them! Here are ten amazing plants you need…

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How To Keep Deer Out Of Your Garden

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 17, 2018 | 3 Comments
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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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12 Places to Get Cheap or Free Garden Plants & Seeds

By Amber Bradshaw | May 21, 2018 | 1 Comment
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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