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DIY Seed Pots from Common Household Items

By Fredrica Syren: I like to plant my seeds in recycled household items instead of store bought plastic trays and soil blocks or even pots. Instead of wasting money and creating more trash, I suggest inventing your own seeds pots. It’s easy. Growing plants from your own seeds puts all …

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Choosing Plants & Feeders to Help the Pollinators

By Larraine Roulston: Finally, there is global recognition that we are losing biodiversity at an alarming rate. This includes not only the pollinating hummingbirds, bees and butterflies but also the thousands of other pollinating insects and animals. Gardens of all sizes, whether each be a wildflower meadow or a planter with a few …

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The Benefits of Creating Compost Tea

By Larraine Roulston: Nourishment for your plants is enhanced by applying mature compost in the form of compost tea, also known as liquid gold. Finished compost, also known as black gold, not only feeds the good microbes by increasing their numbers and diversity but also eliminates the use of chemical fertilizers. …

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Gardening with Kids

By Fredrica Syren: It’s not always easy to interest our children in the activities we enjoy. It’s the same with gardening, which is something beautiful and simple that could bring families closer while enjoying the outdoors.Our main goal with our homestead, besides growing our own food, is to work together …

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The Art of Creating Good Gardening Soil

By Larraine Roulston: April celebrates National Garden Month. In order to have plants thrive in a  successful vegetable garden, healthy soil is key. The blog organic gardeningexplains that we should ”feed the soil, not the plant” to create a natural soil without the use of synthetic fertilizers, andoutlines methods to do so.  Kids …

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Starting Seeds Indoors

By Larraine Roulston: Those of us fortunate enough to have a residential garden, balcony space or a plot in a community vegetable/flower garden can reward themselves with some homegrown vegetables. You’ll find that getting an early start by planting a few seeds indoors will be more economical than buying transplants. Vegetables …

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5 Landscaping Tips for Large Spaces

By Kerry Brooks: Perhaps the most blissful feeling in life is having a house you can call your own. But having a large yard for landscaping is a luxury! Take note, however, that just because you have the frill of a spacious yard, you can’t simply implement every idea your …

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What to Do with Green Tomatoes?

By Emma Grace Fairchild:  Summertime tomatoes, in all their multicolored, juicy glory, deserve all the credit they get in culinary magazines and recipe blogs. This doesn’t mean, though, that we should ignore the early stages of this savory fruit: a firm, sour, green tomato has incredible potential for culinary applications …

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How to Teach Kids the Important Role of Bees in Your Garden

By Jackie Edwards:  Bees are far more docile than other pollinators, making them the best domesticated pollinators in the world. They encourage growth and reproduction in plants, and can improve the health of living plants. However, communicating their role in nature to children can be difficult since children often fear bees …

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