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How To Kill Japanese Beetles Naturally

How To Kill Japanese Beetles Naturally -- Japanese beetles can decimate your garden in just a couple days. By the time you even know they are in your garden, there will be a lot of damage already done.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Japanese beetles can decimate your garden in just a couple days. By the time you even know they are in your garden, there will be …

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Gardening Tips From The Experts

Gardening Tips From The Experts - This is a great article on gardening tips from experts. Just be smart about what you act on. There are so many tips out there that you can struggle to find the right way because you are constantly trying new things.

We are into summer now and people are reaping the benefits of all the hard work in their garden. Another thing that is happening at this point in the summer is that there are also a number of people who are already reevaluating their approach next year. It is not uncommon for people to look …

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4 Top Tools for Gardening and Homesteading

4 Top Tools for Gardening and Homesteading -- Guys, gals and gardeners love tools that make life easier and do the job we need them to do. Here are a few of the top tools we're using most in our yard and gardening efforts this year.

Guys, gals and gardeners love tools that make life easier and do the job we need them to do. Here are a few of the top tools we’re using most in our yard and gardening efforts this year. Row Covers Row covers are essential for protection from: Frost Heat We’re using these year round in …

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98 Free Shed Plans and Free Do It Yourself Building Guides

98 Free Shed Plans and Free Do It Yourself Building Guides - The great thing about building your own shed is you can used reclaimed wood and materials. Pallets are easy and almost all the time free on Craigslist (make sure you only get "HT" heat treated) just separate all the wood on the pallet and before you know it you will have amassed a great pile of reclaimed wood.

Get busy in the garden and have the shed of your dreams. Browse through 98 free shed plans & free DIY building guides. Who doesn’t like looking at FREE plans? I know I do…. As you all may know I made my self a 7 by 7 x 8  man cave / shed and I …

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How to Thin Fruit Trees

How to Thin Fruit Trees - This is a great article about how to thin fruit trees. You need to thin your fruit trees to assure that your fruits have the ability to grow nice and big and get well ripened. A tree full of small fruits that die from disease is often a sign of the need to thin fruit trees.

Many Americans are growing food in their backyards. The backyard garden has boomed and even the community garden has seen a massive rise! These setups often consist of things like perennial and annual plants as well as some bushes. What you rarely see are things like fruit and nut trees. The orchard has not taken …

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An Amazing Way To Fertilize Tomato Plants Naturally- And Peppers Too!

An Amazing Way To Fertilize Tomato Plants Naturally- And Peppers Too! - This article offers up a way to fertilize your tomato plants naturally. You will find that these plants require a lot more than you might think. You might also find that you have not been growing to your full potential. Beef up your soil and learn this natural fertilizing method to assure a nice harvest in future.

You are going to have to feed your plants. At some point, you need to feed those big tomatoes and those shiny peppers. Even if you have powerful soil, which is the key to a successful garden, you will need to feed your plants with something. There are a ton of options when it comes …

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Hydroponics 101: An Introduction to Growing Food Hydroponically

Hydroponics 101: An Introduction to Growing Food Hydroponically - If you could be outfitted to grow food with hydroponics, it could give you more options than just the outside garden. Hydroponics can be used indoors and you could use grow lights to create food for your family.

Ideally we would all have a nice big garden, packed into raised beds, that grow most of our food. That garden and the food therein could really play a role in sustaining your family following a disaster. Of course, assuming the dirt and air are not contaminated. Have you considered what would happen to your …

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Starting a Gardening and Landscaping Business

Starting a Gardening and Landscaping Business - Once you get into the flow of thinking about business, you'll begin to see opportunities everywhere. The most successful entrepreneurs are those who are always open to seeing opportunity and then act on what's relevant.

Gardening is a growing thing. If you love gardening and would like to start a gardening and landscaping business, then this may be for you.  More people today than ever are interested in these things: Gardening Landscaping Foodscaping Agrihood & agrihood communities Being your own boss If that’s you, then you’ll want to consider the …

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Composting In Small Spaces

Composting In Small Spaces - This article is about a very important process in regard to bolstering the quality of that soil. That is, composting. We have to be very careful about what we do in terms of our soil. All efforts should be made to add nutrients, air, fungus and micronutrients to the soil we grow in.

For a long time there was a massive interest in getting hands on heirloom seeds. This idea that we wanted the plants of old to grow our future plants from. We all wanted those high quality seeds that we can plant over and over again. This desire has morphed us and our food into something …

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Watering The Garden – How To Avoid The 3 Most Common Mistakes!

Watering The Garden – How To Avoid The 3 Most Common Mistakes! - This article was put together to offer three very common mistakes that gardeners face from improper watering. The author does a great job at explaining these three common mistakes.

How long did it take you to realize you didn’t just wake up and water your garden everyday? For me it was just an everyday thing unless it was raining. There was very little thought to the amount of water and what plants should get certain amounts of water. When I look back at my …

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