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Some Beginners Tips For Starting Your Organic Garden

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Yes, It’s that time of year again. Time to get into gardening mode. I truly do love this time of year, the chickadee’s are singing the spring “fee-bee”song, the coyote’s are howling, the days are getting longer, and I can smell it in the air. As for my gardening preparation, I can’t do anything outside yet as the ground is still Check Out The Rest of “Some Beginners Tips For Starting Your Organic Garden” →

7 Veggies That Just Love To Start Out Early

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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” →

7 of our Favorite Small Space Vegetables

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Edible container garden in NYC. Credit Tashian at Flickr

Spring is on it’s way and if you’re doing your gardening in a small space, especially in containers, or square foot gardening. You should be looking for vegetable varieties listed as ‘compact’ or ‘dwarf’. Great for the urban or suburban dweller where space is at a premium.
There are many different varieties of vegetables out there that you can use for compact container gardens or limited space you just have to Check Out The Rest of “7 of our Favorite Small Space Vegetables” →

How to Dry and Store Herbs

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How to Dry and Store Herbs

By Melissa K. Norris

http://www.melissaknorris.com

This is a guest post from a friend and colleague Melissa K. Norris, we urge you to visit her website for more great articles and insight like this one.

Herbs are a great addition to any homestead and home garden. While many homesteaders focus on a large vegetable garden in their quest to being self-sufficiency, I find an herb garden is just as important.

Unlike vegetable gardens, you need very little space to start an herb garden. A windowsill, large pot, or between flowers are all excellent spots to tuck in an herb plant or two. Check Out The Rest of “How to Dry and Store Herbs” →

It's Time To Meet The Cole's

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Meet the Cole family – Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, and Brussels Sprouts. There are more but these are the most common for home gardeners. All are from the Brassica oleracea family, but different groups. They are all Very Hardy plants and thrive in the cold weather. Since they all grow similarly, with the same basic conditions we wanted to introduce all of these. Common traits: They should be planted in Check Out The Rest of “It’s Time To Meet The Cole’s” →

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