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Easy Tips for a Healthy Compost Pile

Composting at home is a great way to turn waste into gardening magic. By composting, you manage to reduce waste and improve soil quality at the same time; it’s also simpler than it may seem. Check out this article for some general tips on how to make the most of your compost…

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Added by Savanna Oconner on April 8, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Victory Garden "Ballistic Seed Balls" and How they Work

Originally posted @ Back to the Basics:

Let's talk about Victory Gardens and Seed Balls...



What is a Victory…
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Added by Marianne Smith on December 8, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Seed Starting Made Simple Workshop Hollywood, FL

Originally posted at Back to the Basics!



 Do you live in South Florida?  We do!  One of the most exciting things about living in…
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Added by Marianne Smith on August 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

It's Going to Be An Active August!

Well, the inspections for the bank and local municipality have been completed, and all of our rehab work has been approved! We're just waiting on the final disbursement check so that we can pay our roofer. It has been quite the ordeal, but well worth it a little headache and a lot of elbow grease in the end!

I had mentioned before that our riding lawnmower had quit... Well, this past weekend, we were given a riding mower, which we desperately needed, as "payment" from a friend of ours…

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Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on August 6, 2013 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

Adventures in Drip Irrigation

It’s not that we needed drip irrigation in our vegetable garden. I think spraying down the plants with a hose in one hand and a glass of lemonade in the other is a perfectly acceptable way to spend a summer afternoon. However, the furniture business was going slow and I don’t idle well.

So we went to Home Depot and picked up a…

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Added by Lucy Clark on July 3, 2013 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Overwhelmed By Grass and Weeds...

We've been so busy lately with coop building and other projects around the place, we neglected our garden for a few weeks. It has become over-run with crabgrass and other miscellaneous uselessness. (Fortunately, though, the veggie plants are still doing very well regardless!) Turning a horse pasture into a field of herbs and vegetables is turning out to be extremely tricky with our limited available equipment and resources...

Here is a taste of what we started with (other half of…

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Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on June 20, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Off grid watering solutions

We love our garden, but one of the major challenges of off-grid living is water. Even though we have multiple springs, creeks and wells; how do we get that water to where we need it? Although 2 wells have been dug on our property, we don't have a manual pump, nor do we have a power source to power a pump to get the water out of the well. This means we needed some ingenuity to keep our garden healthy and well watered. Luckily, I'm married to an amazing engineer, who came up with an ingenious…

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Added by going-rogue on June 15, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Garden Update

Today we spent some quality time in the garden. I love seeing the almost daily changes as the plants grow.…
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Added by going-rogue on June 15, 2013 at 1:42am — 1 Comment

Raised Beds and CSA

Spring has sprung in my little corner of Western Pennsylvania and I am super excited for all my projects and ideas for the future.  My first project this spring is more raised beds for vegetables.

 

Last year I removed some bushes from around the house and put in some raised beds.

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Added by Ryan Lucas on April 23, 2013 at 8:26am — 6 Comments

Rejoicing in the Springtime

Spring is here and the beautiful, perfect days just keep coming!!! We keep having these amazing mornings that start off with a light rain and then all afternoon we are blessed with a warm sunny day, and sometimes we get another rain or thunderstorm at night. Thank you mama nature!

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We have lettuce popping up all over the garden, thanks to my…

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Added by Desiree on April 18, 2013 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Growing Garden Huckleberry

Originally posted at Back to the Basics:

This is the second year that I've grown Garden Huckleberry from seed.  The first year I only planted 2 and had an okay crop but then I let the plants die.  Ooopps! …

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Added by Marianne Smith on March 8, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Seed Order 2013: "A" for Ambition

It's happening over at UpCountry Living. I am ordering a slew of seeds from Seed Savers Exchange, Johnny's Selected Seeds and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

The list of seeds I'm ordering is viewable at: …

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Added by Jenna Beaulieu on February 4, 2013 at 7:50pm — 3 Comments

Green onions, spring onions or shallots or…?

I have many confusing conversations with people about green onions, spring onions and shallots.  Well, not that many, but when it does come up between myself and another gardener or cook, it is important to first clarify what we are actually talking about, because everyone seems to have a different idea of what these alliums actually are. 
This year I planted leeks, and what I call spring onions and what I thought were shallots. …
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Added by Farmer Liz on November 8, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Living The Good Life - Walking in the footsteps to Scott & Helen Nearing

 Living The Good Life

Walking in the footsteps of Scott & Helen Nearing



Greg Joly and Mary Diaz purchased a piece of land in Jamaica Vermont and hand built a homestead. Following in the footsteps of Scott and Helen Nearing who in 1932 left New York City to establish a homestead in Jamaica Vermont. There experiment in living the simple life, building…

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Added by Bruce Weaver on September 27, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Garden Salad with Sour Cream

I wash each harvest from my garden and I go about it with meticulous care. Each pea pod is rubbed and scrubbed under lukewarm water (I can't handle cold water running over my hands for long periods of time, because, frankly, I'm a sissy). Each spinach, lettuce and basil leaf is…

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Added by Jenna Beaulieu on August 2, 2012 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Gardening tips: how to hand pollinate tomatoes for larger production of your container garden

Gardening tips: how to hand pollinate tomatoes for larger production of your container garden. Many gardeners leave pollination to the bees, but if you want to see the best harvests, you can take matters into your own hands.



In this video I am going to show you the best way to hand pollinate your tomatoes. All you need is an electric toothbrush and…

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Added by Robert Brennan on July 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Pollinator Gardens, by Debbie Burns

This article was a guest post on my Earthly Gardener blog this week.  Debbie Burns gardens at the Beulah Land farmstead in north Texas.  Her article has an important message and lots of useful information on designing and planting pollinator gardens.  Happy trails from Texas!  bobbi c.

Pollinator Gardens

by Debbie Burns,…

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Added by Bobbi A. Chukran on July 26, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Why Eat Local Food?

Why Eat Local Food?

Organically Grown, Hydroponic…
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Added by Flour Sack Mama on June 30, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Growing in the City: Garden Theft & Garden Love

This morning we experienced the low point of growing food in the city, as our intern saw a few men walking away with handfuls of our garlic, which is about five months old.

We haven't had much produce theft so far, but it's always a little frustrating when it happens. I guess we don't have to worry…

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Added by Aliza Ess on April 13, 2012 at 3:47pm — 3 Comments

Who is an urban farmer? Sneak peek video!

Our latest video featuring urban farmers from across the country + stop motion vegetables.  Stay tuned for full trailer coming in April!

Added by Growing Cities on March 22, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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