Growing Your Own Food For Beginners
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Growing Your Own Food For Beginners

There are some basic steps which you will need to take before you start growing your own food, as well as some basic preparations which will have to be made in order to grow what you need for yourself and your family. Sometimes a garden or vegetable patch can seem quite intimidating to the beginner, but once you have done the research and the planning, it is oh so rewarding watching your own plants grow!

7 Tips On How To Grow Citrus Trees
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7 Tips On How To Grow Citrus Trees

Citrus fruits are among my favourite fruits! They are not only great to eat on their own, but can also add great flavours to your cooking. This guide will give you some basic tips on how to grow citrus trees! You will be surprised to find that it is not as difficult as you think!…

How To Harden Off Seedlings
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How To Harden Off Seedlings

Most vegetable gardeners who have been growing their own food have started seedlings indoors in late winter. This allows us to get a jump on summer and have seedlings that are ready to go into the ground by the time the last chance of frost is over. This is a great method, but means that…

7 Reasons To Be Thankful On The Homestead
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7 Reasons To Be Thankful On The Homestead

During this season, our American cousins celebrate Thanksgiving. While this is not part of my culture or tradition, I think the sentiment of taking time out to think about what you are grateful for is a good for you. Hence, I will celebrate Thanksgiving with my fellow homesteaders in the USA with 7 reasons to…

Planning A Home Vegetable Garden
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Planning A Home Vegetable Garden

Planning a home vegetable garden requires a strategy, in order to be successful! Having a plan will also allow you to structure the garden to your location, the time you have to spend tending to your garden and what vegetables to plant. The type of garden we will discuss in planning a home vegetable garden…

Growing A Home Vegetable Garden
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Growing A Home Vegetable Garden

Growing a home vegetable garden is not only a rewarding hobby, but enables you to be more self-sufficient and eat healthier. Many people do not even consider growing a home vegetable garden because they have a few misconceptions about the undertaking. This post is the introduction to a mini series of posts on how to…

Why Use Heirloom Seeds?
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Why Use Heirloom Seeds?

Growing a home vegetable garden is a great idea! But what seeds should you get to maximize the value from your garden. Heirloom seeds would be the seeds I recommend. These are seeds that have an ancient heritage and are proven producers. What Are Heirloom Seeds? Heirloom vegetables are plants that have been grown from…

5 Tips To Grow Peas In Your Garden
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5 Tips To Grow Peas In Your Garden

Choosing to grow peas in your vegetable garden is a good choice. Peas are packed with power for both you and your garden! Growing peas helps rejuvenate your soil by fixing nitrogen back into soils where nitrogen is depleted. It is good practice to grow peas or beans in a soil after a root crop…

What Is Three Sisters Planting?
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What Is Three Sisters Planting?

Three sisters planting is an ancient method of companion planting that was first used by Native Americans. This is a great example of companion planting and maximizes the use of space and symbiotic relationships between certain plants. Three sisters planting is also sometimes called trio planting. Who Are The Three Sisters? The traditional three sisters…

4 Homemade Organic Pesticide Alternatives
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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….

How To Grow An Awesome Pumpkin Patch
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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,…

The Wonders Of The Mullein Plant And How To Grow it
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The Wonders Of The Mullein Plant And How To Grow it

Learning how to grow Mullein is quite straightforward. As it is not a fussy plant from a soil perspective, Mullein grows so very well that some people might consider it a garden weed or pest, as it produces huge quantities of seeds that propagate easily.