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How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking

How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking Fresh herbs are a wonderful and healthy way to season food, and many of them even have medicinal properties. Some of us are intimidated by the prospect of growing their own herbs, but as Spark People’s tutorial shows us, it just needs a little bit of knowledge …

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7 Reasons to Grow Corn in a Survival Garden

7 Reasons to Grow Corn in a Survival Garden There are many different foods you can grow in your backyard survival garden. You should emphasize on growing those foods, which can last for long and which can grow in different weather conditions. Another thing you need to keep in mind is the nutrition value of …

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How Much Should You Plant In Your Garden To Provide A Year’s Worth Of Food?

How Much Should You Plant In Your Garden To Provide A Year’s Worth Of Food? Not long ago, people had to think about how much to grow for the year. They had to plan ahead, save seeds, plant enough for their family and preserve enough to survive over the winter months! It wasn’t just a hobby. It didn’t take …

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Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food

Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food There are plenty of rewards from growing your own produce. Self-reliance, the potential for extra income, and of course the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables are all great reasons to grow your own garden. For a garden that is cost-effective and productive there is a bit …

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Growing Your Own Chicken Feed the Easy Way

Growing Your Own Chicken Feed the Easy Way If you are a chicken farmer, whether commercially or just a backyard flock, you know that good quality chicken feed is anything but inexpensive.  Chances are pretty good that if you raise chickens, you also have a garden and therefore a built in workforce! There are several …

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7 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors Year-Round

7 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors Year-Round I am so glad I came across this article, I didn’t realize that herbs can be frown indoors all year round, after reading this in depth article I now understand we don’t have to wait until spring to enjoy our favorite herbs. Herbs do still need warmth and …

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Six Planning Tips for Starting a Garden from Scratch

Six Planning Tips for Starting a Garden from Scratch Spring will be here in a couple of months and if you are new to gardening this article may give you the upper hand, you may have tried before and had failed crops or the veggies didn’t grow well enough. I scoured the internet for hours looking …

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How To Make a Barbecue Planter

How To Make a Barbecue Planter If you have an older BBQ trolley laying around why not transform it into a mobile greenery machine… If you do not have one laying around look on craigslist or your local paper. These look amazing and you can have all your herbs and small vegetables in one place. …

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Late Winter and Early Spring Checklist For Prepping The Gardens

Late Winter and Early Spring Checklist For Prepping The Gardens Gardening is a great hobby to have and I would recommend it to anyone. Gardening is good for the body and keeps the mind busy…  If you are preparing a survival garden or you want to have the prettiest garden in the neighborhood, you still …

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Amazing Tips for Winter Composting

Amazing Tips for Winter Composting Composting anytime of the can be challenging. With winter being here are you still composting? I found a great article from our friends over at eartheasy.com where they have an in depth article on tips for winter composting. Tips like this one are just amazing knowledge to know… First to …

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