Growing

Making Herb Salts and Garlic Oil: Recipes for Imperfect Harvests
December 2, 2021 · · Growing, Recipes

When insects attack your growing basil or your garlic doesn’t grow to a desired size, don’t worry, you can still make delicious infused garlic oil recipes and salts with your imperfect herbs.

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The Versatile Mint: Peppermint Plant Uses

Peppermint plant uses are endless; this versatile mint does a lot more than make a refreshing drink. Peppermint is indispensable in my herb garden and so vigorous I can pull handfuls up by the roots and it always comes back, as fresh as ever.

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How to Make a Soil Sifter
December 2, 2021 · · Growing

Our Tennessee garden is built on rocks and clay. Instead of continually fighting the rocky hardpan, we decided to construct permanent raised beds and fill them with our own raised garden soil mix.

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Herbes de Provence Recipe — Bring South of France Home
November 26, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Expensive to buy and sometimes hard to find, you can make your own Herbes de Provence recipe blend. It’s basically a blend of dried herbs that thrive …

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Self-Watering Planters: DIY Containers to Combat Drought
November 26, 2021 · · Growing

What holds five gallons of soil, uses 80% less water and costs less than a dollar? Self-watering planters! DIY instructions are simple and most materials can be recycled.

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Natural Pain Relievers from your Garden
November 26, 2021 · · Growing

Did you know that some of the most commonly grown culinary herbs are natural pain relievers? There’s a reason a sprig of parsley adorns your restaurant plate, and it’s not just for looks.

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5 Tips to Developing a Permaculture Food Forest
November 19, 2021 · · Growing

Food forests, also known as edible permaculture forest gardens, are growing in popularity worldwide. A food forest is taking the old-fashioned monocrop orchard and adding many more layers of utility to it, while making it more self-contained and lower maintenance.

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What Planting Zone Am I In?
November 19, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites U.S. planting zones are based on the weather history of any given area. The question “what planting zone am I in?” is one of the most asked …

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The 6 Best Houseplants for Clean Air Indoors
November 17, 2021 · · Growing

We’re all aware of the rising health risks from indoor air pollution. It can be frightening and we may feel helpless to protect ourselves.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Hügelkultur Raised Bed
November 12, 2021 · · Growing

Do you wish that you had more gardening space, but you don’t want to add more summer watering chores to your to-do list? Then a building hügelkultur bed may be the perfect solution for you.

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DIY Cattle Panel Trellis
November 11, 2021 · · Growing

As I get older, the desire to get on my knees to work in the garden becomes less, so I needed to figure out an inexpensive way to avoid all of the bending and crawling on the ground.

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Recycling a Deck into Standing Raised Bed
November 11, 2021 · · Growing

Not wanting to add to the landfill, I started drafting up ideas on how I could transform my dilapidated deck into a standing raised bed. It was perfect timing as I wanted to expand my vegetable gardening, which was limited to a back corner of my property due to my poultry.

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Growing Calendula from Seed
November 4, 2021 · · Growing

Growing calendula (Calendula officinalis) from seed is an annual garden project in my family. We let the little ones help, and they enjoy monitoring growth as the first seedlings push their way through the soil.

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Zombie Soil
November 4, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By JenniferMaynard – Anyone with a rudimentary level of understanding about how soil works knows that its purpose is to supply nutrients and moisture to the crops …

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Growing Carnivorous Plants
October 31, 2021 · · Growing

If you are looking for a plant that brings a combination of excitement and beauty, look no further than the large and diverse group of carnivorous plants. With over 700 species found on all continents except Antarctica, it’s easy to find one that will grow well for you.

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