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5 Reasons to Plant WILDFLOWERS

Originally shared at Back to the Basics:

Get a jump-start on EARTH DAY!…

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Added by Marianne Smith on April 8, 2014 at 6:53am — No Comments

Are you an "Extremist"? I prefer Rebel Gardener!

Originally shared @ Mary's Kitchen:

 

The time to sit idle is history.  Do you grow your own food?  Do you believe in making the world a better place for you and your family?  Do you have strong religious beliefs?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, the US…

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Added by Marianne Smith on February 17, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Using Diatomaceous Earth for Non-Toxic, Natural Pest Control

Originally shared @ Back to the Basics

Last year I offered a workshop for 10 Ways to Avoid Chemicals in Your Garden.   One of my absolute favorite options for non-toxic pest control is Diatomaceous Earth (DE).  It is so safe you can eat it. …

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Added by Marianne Smith on February 7, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

DIY Tinctures and Herbal Info

Originally posted @ Mary's Kitchen

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Added by Marianne Smith on February 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Seed Starting Indoors

Originally posted @Back to the Basics

The most obvious place to start is SEEDS!  We use only non-GMO, open-pollinated, Heirloom Seeds.  Mary's Heirloom Seeds are all of the above AND they are un-treated!  Freshness of seeds is of utmost importance...And Mary's Heirloom Seeds…

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Added by Marianne Smith on January 29, 2014 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment

February Planting Information by Region

Originally posted @Back to the Basics

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Added by Marianne Smith on January 29, 2014 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

January Seed Starting for Southern California

Welcome to another informational post in our 2014 Planting Guide series!
Most people don't think about seed-starting in January.  If you live in warmer climates such as…
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Added by Marianne Smith on January 6, 2014 at 6:01pm — No Comments

January Seed Starting for South Florida

Believe it or not, South Florida Gardeners are planting seeds in January.  
LOTS of seed varieties actually!…

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Added by Marianne Smith on January 6, 2014 at 5:30pm — 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

Create Your Own Salsa Garden AKA Best Gift Ever!

Who doesn't like Salsa?  There are so many variations of Salsa, mild to hot, mango to jalapeno and even green tomato salsa.  Creating a Salsa Garden is easy!  Mary's Heirloom Seeds has made things even easier with Mary's Salsa Pack Seed Combo!



My first suggestion, Peat Pellets!  They make…

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Added by Marianne Smith on October 24, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

Nutritional info for SPROUTS

Originally posted at  Back to the Basics!

I LOVE SPROUTS!!!  Growing sprouts are simple and easy plus I save a bunch of moolah!



Today I'm…

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Added by Marianne Smith on September 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

My "Go Fund Me" Apothecary Campaign

I am currently expanding my Apothecary Store at Mary's Heirloom Seeds and I need help.



At the moment, All of the info that I share at Back to the Basics is FREE!  There is a wealth of GREAT information available for natural, herbal remedies.  DIY Tincture Kits are an…

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Added by Marianne Smith on September 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — 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

What is Chiropractic? My Success Story!

Originally posted at Back to the Basics!

 

If you're newer to my blog you may not know the whole scoop.  My husband is a Chiropractor.  But that's not how I was introduced to chiropractic.  I have been a Chiropractic Assistant for almost 12 years.  Since I was 19!



I'm getting a bit ahead of myself here.  What is Chiropractic?

From…

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Added by Marianne Smith on August 27, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments

Real Food Fridays



We are starting a NEW party here at Mary's Kitchen every Friday.


Join us Friday, August 16th for the very first party!…



Mary’s Kitchen





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Added by Marianne Smith on August 9, 2013 at 8:12am — No Comments

Facts about America's Drinking Water

Originally posted at Back to the Basics

From the NY Times " Millions in the US Drink Contaminated Water"

More than 20 percent of the nation’s water treatment systems…

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Added by Marianne Smith on August 8, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Genetic Roulette

Originally posted at Back to the Basics!

GMO Free Worldwide on fb

If you have been following my blog for a while you should know that I am adamantly against…

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Added by Marianne Smith on April 24, 2013 at 6:58pm — 4 Comments

Sprouting Mung Beans

Originally posted at Back to the Basics!

This is the second round of Mung Beans here at Back to the Basics!…

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Added by Marianne Smith on April 5, 2013 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Sprouting Hard Red Wheat

Originally posted at Back to the Basics!

Homegrown sprouts are amazing!  Sprouts are nutrient dense, living foods.  Growing your own sprouts not only saves money but also ensures the freshest, nutrient-packed, raw food.  

**I'm also over at…

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Added by Marianne Smith on April 5, 2013 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

Health benefits of ACV

Originally posted at Back to the Basics!

Have to ever tried Apple Cider Vinegar?  By itself?  It's probably not the most pleasant thing to drink but I know that it's good for me.  Apple cider vinegar is one of the main ingredients in my Apple…

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Added by Marianne Smith on March 11, 2013 at 8:25pm — 1 Comment

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