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The 10 Most Versatile Spring Vegetables

The 10 Most Versatile Spring Vegetables

With spring in full swing, most gardeners already have their gardens in, farmer’s markets are opening up, and even the local grocery stores are carrying a variety of spring vegetables.   No matter where one falls in the preparedness continuum, we ...

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It’s A Piece of Cake

It’s A Piece of Cake

I never had the kind of grandmother who baked all through the day in a red and white checkered apron and greeted us at the door with a plateful of warm chocolate chip cookies. My grandmother was far too busy ...

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How To Grow Berry Bushes

How To Grow Berry Bushes

Producing fruit in your backyard, on your small farm, or on the family homestead is a great idea. There is nothing like fresh fruit in the summer and fall, and when you can pick it and eat it right on ...

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DIY Pest Control

DIY Pest Control

Fewer things are more aggravating to a gardener than walking out to check the crops and finding some pest has destroyed the produce.  This frustration is especially true if the goal is to live a sustainable, self-reliant lifestyle and you ...

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Useful Weeds In The Garden

Useful Weeds In The Garden

Weeding is one of the most tedious chores in the garden, especially if you are pulling them by hand, one at a time. It means spending hours kneeling or crouching, bent over your garden, and it leaves you with stiff, ...

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Dive into Hydroponics

Dive into Hydroponics

When you grow your own food in an attempt to sever ties with big agriculture and the mega grocery stores that sell their wares, you sometimes have to get a little creative. The traditional way to produce food is to ...

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What’s In the Beef?

What’s In the Beef?

On January 10, 1984, Americans first got to see three older women gathered around a seemingly impressive looking hamburger in a fast-food restaurant that proudly proclaimed themselves “The Home of the Big Bun.” After two of them marvel at the ...

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How To Build Your Backyard Orchard

How To Build Your Backyard Orchard

In planning your homestead garden, you may not have considered growing fruit. To the inexperienced, it may seem like a challenging task, but growing fruit trees is not as difficult as you may think. And the return on your efforts ...

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How To Grow Asparagus

How To Grow Asparagus

Growing asparagus in your garden requires great care, lots of attention, patience, and time. It is hardly the easiest vegetable to grow, but if you take the time and effort to do it, you will be rewarded with a springtime ...

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