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10 Steps for Creating Better Garden Soil

Steps for Creating Better Garden Soil

10 Steps for Creating Better Garden Soil You don’t have to accept the way your soil is right now. Creating the best garden soil takes some work and a plan, but it can drastically change the output of your vegetable garden. What you start with isn’t what you need to …

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7 Backyard Weeds and Their Impressive Benefits

7 Backyard Weeds and Their Impressive Benefits

7 Backyard Weeds and Their Impressive Benefits Long ago, our ancestors understood that all plants have properties, not just the ones we purposefully grew. Over the years, we lost the knowledge about which wild plants and weeds have health benefits that we might desire. Instead, we spend money on weed …

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Creative Rain Gutter Planter Ideas To Spruce Up Your Garden

Creative Rain Gutter Planter Ideas To Spruce Up Your Garden

Creative Rain Gutter Planter Ideas To Spruce Up Your Garden You may be wondering why bother with a rain gutter garden? Well one reason is that gutter gardens take advantage of the vertical spaces around your home to grow flowers, edibles and create a stylish space divider or privacy screen …

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9 Ways to Grow More Food Without Spending Money

9 Ways to Grow More Food Without Spending a fortune

9 Ways to Grow More Food Without Spending Money Gardening saves you money and produces healthy food for your family. The more food you grow, the more money you save, but how can you grow more food without spending more money? If you have to invest more money into your …

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White Vinegar Uses: As Easy as 1, 2, 3

White Vinegar Uses: As Easy as 1, 2, 3

White Vinegar Uses:  As Easy as 1, 2, 3 Any practiced DIYer knows that vinegar is a handy tool for nearly anything. A key ingredient to a healthy snack, an effective and eco-friendly cleaner, and much more, vinegar comes in handy in almost any household or outdoor dilemma. We’ve shared …

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14 Plants that Naturally Repel Fleas and Other Insects

14 Plants that Naturally Repel Fleas and Other Insects

14 Plants that Naturally Repel Fleas and Other Insects Are you sick of dealing with fleas and insects? Unfortunately, your pets can gather fleas in all seasons, including winter. Insect and flea problems exist year-round, and it’s a frustrating problem to have. Plants are a powerful way to repel fleas …

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15 Clever and Surprising Uses for Garlic

15 Clever and Surprising Uses for Garlic

15 Clever and Surprising Uses for Garlic When you think of garlic, you probably picture dicing and sautéing the aromatic cloves. Maybe the aroma comes back to you and makes your stomach rumble. Or perhaps you imagine wearing a garlic necklace to repel vampires. Lucky for you, your necklace will …

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16 Healthy and Edible Indoor Plants

16 Healthy and Edible Indoor Plants

16 Healthy and Edible Indoor Plants More and more people are embracing farm-fresh and homegrown produce. The reasons for this are extensive, and include environmental friendliness, saving money, and enjoying better quality of products than those available in modern megastores. By growing food at home, many people also can take …

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30+ Alternative Uses For Old Garden Hoses

30+ Alternative Uses For Old Garden Hoses Like everything else in the world, garden hoses have a limited lifespan. After a few years of use, hoses get flat spots, develop leaks, get dry rotted… In short, they wear out. While the first thought may be to take your old garden …

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Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead

Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead

Trees: Organic Life for Your Homestead  Adding trees to your property is “organically” a good idea – meaning, it is one essential “part” of the “whole” that makes up homestead living. Without the best choices, something is missing. The four main things to look for when choosing homestead trees are beauty, usefulness, …

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30 ways you have never considered for using wood ash

30 ways you have never considered using wood ash

30 ways you have never considered using wood ash If you’ve got a fireplace or fire pit full of wood ashes and would like to find a more useful purpose for them than simply tossing them in the trash, read on! We’ve come across 30 great uses for ash you …

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