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Composting And Compost Bin Designs

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan With spring cleaning behind us, it is time to start the odd jobs of summer. Composting is a fundamental aspect of homesteading and is …

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Unintended Consequences of Lawn Herbicides

Add to Favorites By Aleisha Djuricic, Wisconsin, Zone 5B Lawn herbicides don’t just kill weeds. All broadleaf plants can be damaged. My modest urban homestead is located a short distance from the …

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When to Add Perlite Soil to Container Gardens
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites What in the world is perlite soil anyway? Is it organic? I do a lot of container gardening, especially with my herb plants. Since I try to …

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Fertilizer Numbers and the Basics of Fertilizing Vegetables
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Fertilizer numbers are something that I learned about when I was a biology major in college. Both my chemistry and biology classes taught me the importance of …

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Container Gardening with Succulents: Soil and Care Needed
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing succulents is an easy and fun hobby that just requires succulent soil and a little knowledge about how to take care of plants in pots. Succulent …

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Growing Valerian: Taking Root in the Garden
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I have been growing valerian (Valeriana officinalis) for years in the medicinal section of my herb garden. Native to Europe and Asia, this calming herb also grows …

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10 Plants That Repel Bugs Naturally
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Originally published in Countryside May / June 2017. Subscribe for the full digital issue!  I have learned a lot through the years about plants that repel bugs naturally. …

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Growing Herbs Indoors Successfully
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Before the weather turns cold each fall, I harvest as many herbs as I can and set them out to dry so they will be available to use …

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Growing Jalapeño Peppers
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I remember well the first time I started growing jalapeño peppers in my vegetable garden. That was years ago, when growing jalapeño peppers was considered a novelty. …

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5 Tips for Successfully Planting Herbs in Pots
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing herbs in pots is perfect for anyone with a little available outdoor space and a desire for useful plants. Personally, I love herbs precisely because they …

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Growing and Harvesting the Thyme Plant
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I love growing all the popular culinary herbs, but one of my favorites is the thyme plant. It not only makes a pretty ground cover in the …

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A Guide to Growing Chives

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds – Whenever I think of growing herbs outdoors here at Timberlakes, I think about growing chives. Chives are about the sturdiest and most dependable herb …

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A Guide To Growing Basil
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I’m willing to bet that if you start an herb garden, growing basil (Ocimum Basilicum) will be high on your garden herbs list and one of the …

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How to Choose Between Natural Dyes or Acid Dyes
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Natural dyes have been used for centuries creating color from plants, insects, fungus, and minerals. Certain colors denoted higher social classes and wealth because they were harder …

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Natural Dyes for Wool and Clothing
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Natural dyes for wool have been used for hundreds of years. Harvesting plants and extracting the color from the leaves, berries, and flowers is an enjoyable way to …

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