Gardening

How to Build a Square Foot Garden

May 3, 2014
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How to Build a Square Foot Garden This is a guest post written by Kristi. Square Foot Gardening is the answer to that age old question of how to grow a lot of fruits and vegetables in a relatively small space. Using enriched potting soil, 6-8 hours of sunlight, and good watering techniques you can […]

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How to Build a Flower Bed

April 29, 2014
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How to Build a Flower Bed This is a guest post written by Kristi. Flowers are nature’s way of making people smile as they open up their blooms and produce a soft scent. It’s hard to be sad when surrounded by beautiful flowers! Having a flower bed around your house or as a part of […]

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How to Grow an Organic Garden

April 28, 2014
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This is a guest post written by Kristi. Note from Marcy: My husband is the gardener in the family, and this is our first year buying all heirloom seeds. We have two raised/square foot garden beds and make use of our flower beds for our fruit and vegetable gardening. We also collect rainwater in a […]

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Great Plants for a Shade Garden

April 27, 2014
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Great Plants for a Shade Garden When we bought our current home 3 years ago, our backyard landscape was completely new to us. Our entire yard is bordered by a very mature patch of woods, and that means we get a lot of shade. Shade is welcome during the hot days of summer, but we […]

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15 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

September 2, 2013
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It’s that time of year…fall is in the air and all around us. The trees are starting to change colors, the air is starting to get a nip to it, and the comfort dishes are starting to take the place of grilled meals. One of the best parts of fall is all of the delicious […]

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Using Up the End of the Year Harvest

August 20, 2013
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Using Up the End of the Year Harvest You’ve been gardening for a while now and as much as you are thankful for the zucchini and squash and tomatoes, you are so ready for them to be done producing! You’ve made every fresh veggie dish that you can think of and your fridge is still […]

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15 Incredible Fall Apple Recipes

August 6, 2013
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Apples are finally in season and are easily found at the farmer’s market and the grocery store. You are sure to find some great prices on fresh apples right now as a result! Maybe you even have an apple tree in the backyard that is loaded with apples and ready to be harvested. Now is […]

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7 Thrifty Tricks for Wiping Out Lawn & Garden Weeds

July 12, 2013
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You spend so much time planning your garden, prepping it, planting it, and tending to it. The last thing you want is for weeds to take over! They can sneak up like a thief in the night, quickly snuffing out your plants and causing them to wither away. They steal the nutrients your plants so […]

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Multi-tasking Bell Pepper Prep: Chop Once, Eat Later | Cooking at Home with Stretching a Buck

June 25, 2013
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Chop Once, eat later – do you do this? Recently I shared with you the method I have been using for saving money on snacks by prepping ahead. And yesterday I mentioned that I am back in the menu planning saddle after taking about a month off due to vacation and other travel. I’m always […]

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Ripe for the Picking

June 10, 2009
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Last year I shared a story about why I have decided to make strawberry picking and jam making a yearly tradition. I had no idea what I was doing a year ago, but I somehow made enough jam to last the entire year. I was even able to give several jars away. This week my […]

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