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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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6 Ways to Water Your Garden Well

The dog days of summer. It’s hot, hot, hot. Your plants need adequate water to survive in the heat. Here are a few tips to help you water your garden well. 1.  Check the soil. Before watering, check the soil moisture. Push a finger into the ground, a few inches deep. If the soil feels dry, [...]

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6 Tips to Beat Gardening Burnout

  Yesterday’s Harvest:  4 Winter Squash; 14 purple (yes, purple!) carrots, 5 green peppers, 2 yellow peppers, 1 sweet banana pepper, 3 baby potatoes, 1 tomato (despite hundreds of green ones on the vine…hurry up already!), 3 cucumbers, 2 yellow squash, 2 zucchini, 2 strawberries. This is an average “daily haul” right now. We are [...]

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Zucchini Overload!

As a brand new gardener, I planted just six zucchini plants – with the misguided thinking they would produce just a few zucchini for our family, and perhaps not even enough to enjoy a decent harvest. Boy was I wrong. My six little zucchini plants turned into what could only be described as a replica [...]

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Tips for Harvesting – Part 2

As we have discussed previously, harvesting in the early morning is your best bet for most fruits and veggies. This allows your produce to retain natural moisture, which in turn, keeps it from wilting and locks in the best flavor. But there are a few more “tricks of the trade” harvesting tips we’d like to [...]

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The #1 Secret to Harvesting Veggies for Best Flavor

All fruits and vegetables have their own ways of telling us exactly when they are ready to harvest. Learning to recognize these signs and following some easy harvesting tips will guarantee you have the most mouthwatering, best tasting, and freshest food possible. Picking your fruits and veggies too early could mean the difference between having perfectly [...]

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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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Slow Gardening

A new trend is sweeping across America… Slow Gardening. Gardening is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. Many people from all walks of life are seeing the benefits of gardening and are getting in on the fun. Intense gardening isn’t for everyone. Not everyone wants to be a homesteader or a mini-farmer. Not everyone [...]

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