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Get a Great Seed Catalog

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, besides Christmas (which I love) it is also seed catalog season. That means gardeners everywhere are anticipating the arrival of piles and piles of seed catalogs. We’ve been dreaming about our spring gardens ever since we put the trowel up back in the fall…and now we [...]

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Gardening on the Cheap

I choose to garden in order to save money for my family; not to go into debt or spend a fortune in the process. After all, we are trying to grow our own food so that we don’t have to spend buckets of money at the grocery stores, or be slaves to the commercial system in order [...]

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Spring Chores For Your Lawn & Garden

Spring is finally here. (Whether it feels like it in your neck of the woods or not…it’s still unseasonably cold where I live!) That means it is time to get outdoors and start working on your garden and yard a little bit more. Early spring can be a great time to tackle those garden chores [...]

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Growing Potatoes in the Garden

One of my favorite things to grow in the garden are potatoes. Okay, so I say that about almost everything… but with potatoes I really mean it. Why? Because potatoes are easy to grow, require very little effort, and reward you with huge yields. (You can’t beat that. Little work = Big harvest!) You can [...]

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Favorite Flowers

I have vivid memories of spending time playing outside at my grandparent’s house as a child. My grandmother was quite the gardener. She grew all sorts of beautiful roses, lilies, and camellias. These are just a few that I remember most. Most of all, my grandmother was known far and wide for her beautiful African [...]

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Goodbye, Traditional Lawn

Our little one-acre homestead is undergoing a major transition. We are saying goodbye to this:   And hello to this:   Yes, we are taking the plunge and turning our front yard into a survival garden. I’m sure our neighbors may look at us like we’ve lost our minds, but I’ve reached the point where [...]

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Planning Your 2013 Survival Garden

March is here. The long and cold winter days are beginning to grow shorter, the promise of spring just around the corner. If you’re like me, you’re itching to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. You’re ready to get your hands in the earth and grow something! While gardening season is almost upon us, there’s plenty of preliminary prep work you can do while you wait.

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