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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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The Power of ProtoGrow in Pictures – Harvest time

ProtoGrow has really delivered this growing season. Where I live, we’ve had rain – some say too much rain – and many crops have suffered and rotted from the overabundance of water. But my garden? It’s overflowing with produce. And I know ProtoGrow has something to do with it since it is the only thing [...]

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Happy (Food) Independence Day!

It’s July 4th and freedom-lovers all over America are celebrating. And with good reason, too. But beyond the barbecues, pool parties, and fireworks displays, this Independence Day, I’d like to encourage you to take a few minutes and think about your own personal freedoms and your REAL independence. How free are you? Really? How much [...]

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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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Straw Bale Gardens

  Straw bale gardens are perfect for folks who don’t have a large area of land that is tillable or workable. It’s also great for wanna-be gardeners who have physical limitations that make bending and kneeling difficult. To grow a straw bale garden, you need several bales of straw – depending on how big you [...]

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The Garden is Waking UP!

Our front yard is becoming a full-blown survival garden. We’ve said goodbye to the grassy lawn, and hello to taking charge of our own family’s food security. It’s a magnificent feeling, really. Each day I pop outside with excitement to see if we’re experiencing any changes in the garden. And we are! Each day things [...]

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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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Planting Potatoes – Part 2

Okay, so we’ve already covered the basics of what to do before you plant your potatoes. (Go here if you missed it) Now it’s time to get those ‘taters in the ground. This is such an easy garden project. I wish everyone who could grow potatoes would try it. Once, and you’re hooked. It’s just that [...]

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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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Add Strawberries to Your Garden

  We all have our favorites in the garden. For me, it’s all about the tomatoes. I can’t get enough of them.  If left to my own devices, I’d probably waste all our gardening space on heirloom tomatoes of every variety! For my husband, his favorite is the squash. This year we’re adding the kids [...]

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