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The Ultimate Guide To Companion Planting

The Ultimate Guide To Companion Planting

The Ultimate Guide To Companion Planting When you plant your garden, do you plant all the lettuces together? Are the tomatoes segregated from the carrots? Did you know that some plants chemically inhibit or enhance the growth and well-being of other plants and that, whether you are a small-scale gardener …

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How To Make A Vertical Veggie Garden In A 55 Gal Drum

How To Make A Vertical Veggie Garden In A 55 Gal Drum

How To Make A Vertical Veggie Garden In A 55 Gal Drum Garden barrels or garden towers are gorgeous but they also save space and water but also people without a large garden can plant vegetables, herbs or any other plants. You can plant several plants in a 4 square …

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Laundry Basket Turned Strawberry Planter

Laundry Basket Turned Strawberry Planter

DIY: Laundry Basket Turned Strawberry Planter Gardening is becoming increasingly popular, especially as grocery prices continue to increase. Why pay a store to give you food that you can grow yourself? The only problem is that gardening is not the easiest of work for some people, especially if they live …

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Home Vegetable Gardening – Growing Claytonia

Home Vegetable Gardening - Growing Claytonia

Growing edible ground covers, such as claytonia Although this salad green is not well known, it is very tasty and grows well in cooler climates, making it a perfect addition to your fall, early spring or even a winter garden. It is also referred to as miner’s lettuce. The name …

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How To Build The King Of DIY Fly Traps

How To Build The King Of DIY Fly Traps I found this open source article for plans to a fly trap. One of the pictures shows it packed full of flies. Think of what a great source of food this could be for your chickens. I haven’t tried it yet, …

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12 Ways To Repurpose Tree Stumps and logs

12 Ways To Repurpose Tree Stumps and logs

12 Ways To Repurpose Tree Stumps and logs If you have had a tree in your garden and have cut it down for what ever reason and unsure what to do with the stumps you have left of that tree as you dont have a log burner or just looking …

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Keep Wasps Away With a Brown Paper Bag

Keep Wasps Away With a Brown Paper Bag

 Keep Wasps Away With a Brown Paper Bag Wasps are unfriendly guests at everyone’s house. I recommend using a brown grocery sack to trick wasps into staying away. There are some species of wasps that tend to avoid a pre-existing wasp’s nest, so by crumpling up a brown paper sack …

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High Yield Tomato Plants: 50-80 lbs per Plant

High Yield Tomato Plants: 50-80 lbs per Plant

High Yield Tomato Plants: 50-80 lbs per Plant Home grown tomatoes are simply the best. They offer much more flavor than those sold at the grocery stores and even at many markets. Growing your own tomatoes is a great way for you and family to enjoy lots of fresh (and …

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How to Use Epsom Salt in Your Garden

How to Use Epsom Salt in Your Garden

How to Use Epsom Salt in Your Garden Epsom salts carry a lot of benefits for a variety of situations. Whether you simply need to take a restoring bath for aches and pains or you want to liven up your vegetable garden, knowing how to use these salts will give …

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15 Ways to Keep Those Pesky Ants Out of Your Home

Ants

15 Ways to Keep Those Pesky Ants Out of Your Home And Garden Dealing with ants can be a pain and seems impossible, but there are ways to prevent their invasion and get rid of them in an eco-friendly way.  The best cure against an ant invasion is prevention. Not …

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20 Garden Plants To Grow Vertically This Year

20 Garden Plants To Grow Vertically This Year Vertical gardening is an approach used to grow vegetables up and down, rather than side to side like in a traditional horizontal garden. In a vertical garden, vegetables grow up tall structures instead of across the ground. Vertical gardening is an alternative for gardeners …

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18 Trees That Can Be Tapped For Their Sap

18 Trees That Can Be Tapped For There Sap

18 Trees That Can Be Tapped For Their Sap Some trees yield a sugar-rich sap which can be drunk raw, fermented into alcoholic beverages or gently boiled down to syrup. Below is a list of 20 tress that you can be tapped and their sap be used on your homestead. This …

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