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Learn Hand Pollination And Why You Should

Pollination is what all flowering plants in your garden need to set fruit. Yes, it has to do with sex, plant sex that is. But sometimes nature doesn’t work as well as we would like. Plants can sometimes use a little help to have better yields come harvest…

What Is Permaculture and How Does It Apply To Me?

Permaculture Principles Permaculture – The development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Living in harmony with the land, while it meets our human needs. In a nutshell permaculture is smart design. Life doesn’t happen in a vacuum. My life, your life, your chickens life…

Do Ducks Need A Pond?

A lot of people want to know, Do ducks need a pond? Do you really have to provide a pond to raise ducks? Their are two common misconceptions regarding ducks and water. One is that you need to have a large pond or lake in your yard if you want…

10 Top Garden Challenges And What To Do About Them

Top Garden Challenges Anyone who has been gardening for a while knows there is no such thing as a perfect garden, but with observation and careful planning, some of our biggest garden challenges can be minimized or maybe, if we are really lucky, even eliminated completely.   This post contains…

Mint: Growing, Cooking, Using, Healing

The Marvelous Mint Family When you hear of mint what do you think of? Do you think of mint tea or candy canes? How about toothpaste or the curiously strong Altoids mints? What ever you think of, maybe you should be growing mint in your herb garden. How And Why…

How To Grow An Herb Garden And Why You Should.

Grow Your Own Herb Garden. If you are a seasoned gardener, you already know the wonderful benefits the vegetables in your garden give you. The tasty treats for dinner, the good for your body vitamins and minerals, the calming of the soul as you stare at your garden, see it…

6 Tips To Grow The First Ripe Tomato In Your Town!

It all boils down to the tomato, doesn’t it. You can have the biggest cabbages, the sweetest strawberries or the tallest corn. But if you have the first ripe tomatoes, you are the champion of the garden world. 6 Tips To Have The First Ripe Tomatoes In Your…

Mulch For Your Vegetable Garden

  Should You Mulch Your Vegetable Garden? I‘m a big advocate of mulch. Without it my garden just would not be it’s best. If I didn’t use mulch, I could never keep up with the weeds and my vegetables would not be as healthy…

How To Make Kombucha And Why You Should

  Is kombucha a health elixir, a probiotic powerhouse, an intestinal healer or a tasty drink? Yes! It’s all of the above!   This Post Contains Affiliate Links. Thank you for your support.     Why I Drink Kombucha OK. Quick story here. My hubby and I had…

To Till Or Not To Till – That Is The (Gardening) Question.

If you’ve been around gardening for very long you know one of the biggest debates in gardening is… To Till or Not To Till   This post is not to “decide” it once and for all. It’s to tell you the pro&#8217…

Top Winter Activities For Every Gardener/Homesteader

Are you looking out at a snow covered garden? At grey blustery days? Or maybe like me, your “garden winter” is in the dog days of summer when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk (literally!). Whenever your time to stay inside the climate controlled house is…

Easy Southern Green Beans Recipe

I know, I live in the south so it’s kind of obligatory that I know how to make southern green beans, Right? Well kind of. Besides some people down here think it’s the only way to cook green beans. But let me tell you what lead…

22 Brilliant Vegetable Gardening Tips For Beginners

Gardening is a fun and rewarding experience. We all know vegetables are good for us and when you grow your own they are even better. You are more likely to eat your vegetables if you have grown them too (and so are your children). And¬†knowing a few vegetable gardening…

Tips For Growing Fantastic Okra

Okra Gardening Tips Some Like It Hot If you are looking for a vegetable that can take the heat, Okra is the one for you. Okra is a warm season vegetable. In fact the warmer the better. Don’t even think of putting it into the ground until the…