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Organic Pest Prevention - 10 DO'S and DON'TS For Your Garden

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A summer days harvest !

Going organic is not as hard as you might think. These 10 Do’s and Dont’s are based on not letting the “bad” pests gain a foothold in your vegetable and flower gardens.

Most plants are far tougher than we tend to think they are, and can take some pest damage and still thrive. This does not mean just let mother nature take her course either. Check Out The Rest of “Organic Pest Prevention – 10 DO’S and DON’TS For Your Garden” →

Spinach-Maybe Popeye Is Smarter Than We Thought

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Savoy Leaf variety

Popeye used his spinach to make him strong, just like we tell our kids, but maybe Popeye was getting much more for his efforts.

Here is a quick run down on Spinach;

Spinach
Spinacia oleracea
Spinach is a very hardy annual with a rosette of dark green leaves. Sometimes the leaves can be crinkled, which is called a Savoy Leaf variety, or flat. Spinach is related to beets and chard.

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Growing Spinach: Being a very hardy plant spinach can tolerate the cold; in fact, it does extremely well in cool weather. Heat and long days will make Check Out The Rest of “Spinach-Maybe Popeye Is Smarter Than We Thought” →

Saving Seeds and The Adaptive Properties

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This video is about the adaptive properties of plants and how, over time, of saving your seeds , many plants will adapt to the environment and climate they are subjected to. They may become more hardy or more tender depending where your garden is located . For example Check Out The Rest of “Saving Seeds and The Adaptive Properties” →

"Spring"ing Ahead In The Garden

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Lettuce

Wow the past few days have been very busy here on the homestead. We like many other gardeners, and homesteaders are getting into our “busy” season.

With the vegetable and flower gardens, firewood (good bio-mass fuel, but that is a whole other blog post), coupled with blogging , “paid” work and the rest of the homesteading chores, time seems to be a waning commodity. Check Out The Rest of ““Spring”ing Ahead In The Garden” →

7 Veggies That Just Love To Start Out Early

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Green Peas

Green Peas

Here is list of 7 vegetables that can be started very early, most as soon as the ground can be worked. They are all very hardy or hardy and thrive in cooler weather. Don’t be afraid to set them out in the cooler weather. They really do like and can handle the frost !!

1.- Peas – are a very hardy vegetable that can be sown directly in the garden as soon as the soil can be worked. Which is usually 5-6 weeks before the average date of your last frost. Plant them about 2 inches deep and 2 inches apart. Provide a nice trellis for them to climb on . They like Check Out The Rest of “7 Veggies That Just Love To Start Out Early” →

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