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The Top 10 Herbs To Grow This Year

The Top 10 Herbs To Grow This Year

Any seasoned gardener will tell you that growing your own herbs is an essential part of having a well-balanced garden. Not only will freshly picked herbs provide the perfect touch to a grand variety of dishes, but the benefits of ...

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A Personal Orchard

A Personal Orchard

There are few pleasures in life quite as sweet as picking a soft peach from your tree, biting into it still warmed from the sun, and feeling a taste explosion of sweetness and juice! Having your own mini orchard can ...

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The Scoop On Beneficial Insects

The Scoop On Beneficial Insects

When you think about insects living amongst your vegetables, herbs, and flowers, you are likely flooded with visions of locusts devouring the leafy lettuce greens, caterpillars going to town on your cabbages, and aphids sapping the life out of your ...

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The Hidden Advantages of Swiss Chard

The Hidden Advantages of Swiss Chard

For me, the weekly shopping trip is a daunting task, especially when you reach the vegetable aisle. Leafy greens loom above you, stacked to the ceiling. Daunting rows of foreign vegetables stretch across the length of the grocery store. With ...

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The Basics Of Beneficial Weeds

The Basics Of Beneficial Weeds

Weeds are often the bane of the organic gardener’s life. Even the most committed organic gardener can confess to being tempted to purchase a bottle of the chemical weed killer in order to get rid of the invasive creeping Charlie ...

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Growing Spring Bulbs

Growing Spring Bulbs

Nothing heralds the arrival of spring earlier than flowering spring bulbs. These perennial flowers bring beauty, fragrance, and color wherever they’re planted. With proper planning and minimal care, these perennials are sure to come back every year with bursts of ...

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Frogs and Toads in the Garden

Frogs and Toads in the Garden

True frogs and their dry-land relatives, toads, are semi-aquatic amphibians that are found on every continent except Antarctica. Toads are in fact a type of frog and are generally distinguished by their dry, bumpy skin, smaller hind-legs, stout bodies, and ...

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What You Need To Know About Root Vegetables

What You Need To Know About Root Vegetables

“Root vegetable” is a loose term that describes crops with edible root systems. These include crops like potatoes, garlic, turnips, and carrots, as well as more uncommon foods like parsnips, celeriac, and daikon. Root vegetables are important crops in the ...

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