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Planting Schedule

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Hi everyone,
I have had quite a few requests again this year to post a planting schedule, because of space restrictions on this blog it is far easier to post a link to Check Out The Rest of “When Do I Plant That ???” →

4 Leafy Greens You Can Plant In Your Garden Now !!

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With the cooler weather and Autumn approaching fast , now is the time for a fall crop of leafy greens , that most folks attribute to early spring.

Some of the best for cool weather Check Out The Rest of “4 Leafy Greens You Can Plant In Your Garden Now !!” →

5 Tips To A Greener Lifestyle

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Here are 5 really quick and easy tips to start you on your way to self sufficiency and sustainability. Of course these are just a starting point so go for it. You can definitely do these.

 1.    Start out small – No matter where you live or what you do we suggest you start out small. Make a plan and then stick to it. Leave the “Go big or go home” mentality by the wayside. Biting off more than you can chew could be the beginning of the end of your plan. Baby steps are easier to take and easier to correct if you find it’s not working as planned.

2.     Begin to recycle – It takes 2 or 3 containers to start. These could be garbage cans, recycling containers that your city or town provides, or even cardboard boxes. Label them metal, plastic, and glass (possibly even paper). This is an indispensable tool to becoming Check Out The Rest of “5 Tips To A Greener Lifestyle” →

Bee-ing A New Beekeeper

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So here on the homestead we have gone headlong into rearing our first hive of honey bees, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome so far.

Being a complete amateur at this, we shall see if Check Out The Rest of “Bee-ing A New Beekeeper” →

Spinach-Maybe Popeye Is Smarter Than We Thought

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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.

Growing Info.
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” →

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