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4 Homemade Organic Pesticide Alternatives

Don’t you find it frustrating when those pesky little creepy crawlies start devouring your vegetables that you have labored long and hard over? If you are like me and practice organic growing, a homemade organic pesticide is the way to go. You can never tell if a manufactured “organic” pesticide is in fact truly that….

Green Living | Grow Your Own

9 Reasons To Plant Marigolds With Vegetables

Marigolds repel bugs.
Rabbits and moles do not like marigolds!
Marigolds attract beneficial insects to your garden.
Predatory insects are attracted too!
Marigold plants will not crowd your veggies.
Marigolds are nematode fighters.
The marigold plant is edible.
They are extremely easy to grow.
Marigolds may be an effective crop trap.

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Companion Planting Guide

Companion planting is a cause of much debate. Science, true to form with things it cannot explain, looks on this practice as an old wives tale. The technical term for the practice of companion planting is Allelopathy. Science can’t explain it, but this practice has been used for centuries by gardeners and the results speak…

Green Living | Healthy Lifestyle

How To Grow Bountiful Beans

Beans are easy to grow, and once established, require little care. They are rewarding to grow since they produce an abundant harvest. About Beans Beans are not only easy to grow but are also beneficial to your garden. They are part of a group of plants called nitrogen fixers. These plants are able to re-introduce…

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2 DIY Methods To Test Soil Acidity

Firstly, why is understanding the soil acidity of your vegetable garden important? Knowing the soil acidity will give you the understanding of whether essential minerals and nutrients will be available for your plants. This in turn will affect how productive your plants are when it comes to producing a crop. Different plants require different acidity…

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How To Grow An Awesome Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkins are best grown in the summer months, but you can get a head start by growing your pumpkin seeds indoors a few weeks before the summer begins. Pumpkins are easy to grow as long as you follow a few simple guidelines! Growing Pumpkin From Seed Pumpkins can do well planted directly in the ground,…

Green Living | Beekeeping

BeeHive Emergency – Be Prepared!

A beehive emergency is to be expected in the life of a beekeeper, but this one was a little different! My experience with this particular beehive emergency highlighted the importance of being prepared for anything! I keep a number of beehives on the properties of friends in my area. I had put a hive in…

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Lodge Deep Dutch Oven Review

The cast iron dutch oven it simply unbeatable as a multipurpose camping pot! The Lodge Dutch Oven is a great product that works wonders with slow-cooking recipes. There are many varieties of the dutch oven, but this one from the Lodge Foundry is a particularly well designed pot. What I Like About The Lodge Dutch…

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What is a Dutch Oven?

A Dutch oven is an old school cast iron cooking pot.  Modern varieties of the dutch oven are often coated in enamel to protect them from rust. Personally, I prefer the plain cast iron type. The cast iron dutch oven needs to be seasoned (prepared for cooking). It also requires some maintenance to keep it…

Green Living | Alternative Energy

Solar Cooking – The All American Sun Oven

It is the ambition of every homesteader and off-grider to use the the free energy from the sun. Using solar cooking is one of the easiest ways to tap into this renewable energy resource! With this product, you can cook, bake, dehydrate, or boil. All with using free sunshine! Solar Cooking Features With The All…

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10 Ways To Re-use Coffee Grounds

I bet you never thought there could be uses for your old coffee grounds! The usefulness of these grounds may be surprising to you. Next time, don’t throw your used coffee grounds in the trash, rather re-purpose them in one of these resourceful ways. After all, they are totally organic! Mix Coffee Grounds Into Your…

Healthy Lifestyle | Green Living

5 Steps To Make Your Own Organic Rooting Hormone

Are you looking for a completely natural, organic rooting hormone that will increase your success rate for growing cuttings? Great news! You can make your own right at home! The only tricky part is you need access to a willow tree! How Does It Work? Why a willow tree you ask? Well, the way that…