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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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Tansy and Its Many Uses

Tansy and Its Many Uses

Tansy is the common name for the flowering plant species known as Tanacetum vulgare L. If you live in the U.S., Canada, or Europe, there’s a pretty good chance you can find this plant in local environments such as pastures, ...

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How To Attract Butterflies To Your Garden

How To Attract Butterflies To Your Garden

Butterflies are a natural part of most environments. They are attractive, but also useful insects to have around. Butterflies provide an important food source for other animals. Their eggs are eaten by birds, reptiles, and mammals in the area. These ...

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How To Create The Best Potting Soil

How To Create The Best Potting Soil

Many beginning gardeners make the mistake of placing too little emphasis on soil. Your plants grow in the soil, stretch their roots through it, and take up nutrients and water from it. The quality, quantity, and other properties of your ...

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14 Essential May Gardening Chores

14 Essential May Gardening Chores

Not sure what you need to accomplish in May to keep your gardening endeavors productive and fruitful? Well, continue reading and see which ones apply to you. There will be some that may or may not apply to you, depending ...

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