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Growing Loose Leaf Lettuce – Grow Tasty Homemade Salads With Ease!

When it comes to raising your own food, nothing can be more simple than growing loose leaf lettuce! Not only is it simple to grow, it can keep fresh salads on the dinner table from early spring to late fall. In fact, with a cold frame, it can even grow through the harshest of winter …

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Growing Container Tomatoes – 3 Great Varieties To Try On Your Patio!

Growing container tomatoes on your back patio or deck is an excellent way to keep the fresh taste of garden produce close at hand. There are a lot of built-in advantages when growing container tomatoes vs. a traditional garden setting. For one, they can be planted earlier. Container tomatoes are easy to protect if a …

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3 Excellent Shade Trees For Your Home Landscape. Faster Growing, And Strong!

Nothing quite completes a home beautiful home landscape like a few properly placed shade trees. Shade trees are an excellent way to add lasting color and texture to your home. In addition, they provide much-needed protection from the scorching hot rays of the sun. A well placed tree or set of trees can keep a house, patio …

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Creating Gorgeous Hanging Baskets and Containers – From Ornamental Peppers!

When it comes to adding a big splash of color to your patio, porch, or landscape, think ornamental peppers!  That’s right, ornamental peppers! These plants have exploded in popularity the last 5 years, and are being used now to create incredible hanging baskets and planters! Many gardeners are finding out that they are the perfect choice for a …

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My Most Favorite Garden Tool Ever! Why I Love My Hori Hori

So what is your favorite garden tool? A trusty weeding hoe? Maybe a favorite shovel or rake? Perhaps i’s an old tool passed down a few generations from grandma or grandpa? One thing is for sure, gardeners love their tools! And when we received Trisha Smith’s email about her favorite, we loved it so much …

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Growing Sweet Corn – My Secret To Growing A Great Crop Of Sweet Corn!

Today’s article comes to us from Jeff who lives just outside of Evansville, Indiana, and it’s all about growing sweet corn! We absolutely loved Jeff’s story about growing up in a garden-crazy neighborhood, and how he is now carrying on the traditions of a home garden like his parents and grandparents did. we especially love …

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How To Grow Blackberries And Raspberries In The Backyard

When we received this week’s garden tip article from Stacy Sulinger, it made us long for the taste of a fresh homemade blackberry pie. Or perhaps a scoop of vanilla ice cream with fresh raspberries draped over the top! Both blackberries and raspberries are members of the bramble family, and are a fantastic perennial crop …

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How To Make Homemade Maple Syrup – From Start to Finish!

Is there anything better than homemade maple syrup on a stack of pancakes? Today’s garden tip article is all about creating the delectable treat made simply from the humble maple tree. It comes to us from West Virginia’s Chris Feick. The making of homemade maple syrup is certainly a bit labor intensive. But as Chris …

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