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Grow Garlic This Year

Garlic is one of my favorite things to grow in the garden. It’s easy to grow, requires little maintenance, and rewards you with delicious flavor for months on end after its harvest. Garlic is also wildly versatile – the delicious taste gives it many culinary uses and it’s medicinal properties can’t be missed either. You [...]

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September Gardening Chores

Fall is coming! Depending on where you live, September can still feel like summer, or it can have a dramatic cool down. Either way, there is plenty of gardening chores to be done. 1.  Plant something for fall. Like colorful mums. A pot of fall mums on the porch with a few pumpkins makes any [...]

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Got allergies? Fight them naturally…in the garden!

Many of us suffer from allergies as the seasons change. Before you pop another allergy pill, try a few of these natural remedies you can grow in your own back yard garden. Fight Allergies With Foods. Have you ever eaten anything really spicy and noticed that your sinuses seem to open right up? It’s more [...]

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End of Summer Garden Clean Up

As the end of the summer growing season comes to a close, you may want to complete a few chores so you’ll be ready to go when spring rolls around again. That is, unless you are growing a fall garden! Harvest what’s left in the garden…to the very last drop. Don’t let it go to [...]

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Ways to Save Your Garden Bounty

Thanks to ProtoGrow, my garden is growing like crazy…which means it is also producing like crazy. (That all-natural fertilizer really does work!) This was the scene around my house yesterday: BEFORE…   AND AFTER…   Folks, I canned 20 quarts of what we call “spicy tomatoes.” They are a perfect base for your fall and winter [...]

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August Chores in the Garden

August is almost here. When I think August, I think hazy, hot, and humid. It’s the time of the year when both the garden and the gardener can be looking a wee bit tired and run down. But never fear – there are ways to fix that! August Chores To Consider: 1.  Water and weeding [...]

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Grow a Rainbow

We have all heard it said that health experts and nutritionists recommend eating a “rainbow” every day. But what does that mean, exactly? Eating a wide variety of fresh fruits and veggies in an vast array of colors is the key to good health. Filling your plate with fruits and veggies of all kinds and [...]

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No room to garden? Try a Spaghetti Garden Pot

Sometimes I find the neatest ideas walking around the farmer’s market. This week I was visiting our small-town market when I spotted the pot in this picture (sorry for the less-than-spectacular photo). The vendor had a sign labeling these pots as “Spaghetti Gardens.” She had several variations of the Spaghetti Garden. Each pot had: -A [...]

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A Little ProtoGrow Photo Tour

I’ve been using ProtoGrow in my garden for the past three months. I’m excited to see how much my plants have responded to the all-natural fertilizer. When the summer food garden gets in full swing I’ll be sharing lots of before & after ProtoGrow photos, but I thought I’d give you a little tour of [...]

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Fresh Parsley

Fresh parsley… It’s a versatile herb that is a culinary delight. It’s a favorite on potatoes, in pasta dishes, and is used in all sorts of meat, egg and vegetable dishes. Chefs adore parsley for homemade herbal butters and use it frequently in fresh salads for a burst of flavor that can’t be matched. Lucky [...]

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