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Growing Your Own Exotic Crops

Growing Your Own Exotic Crops

Exotic tropical plants can be grown for more than just their lush beauty. Some of these plants are edible as well, and even in the middle of winter they can reward a patient gardener with unique spices or sweet fruits ...

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The Survival Garden: Plan Ahead

The Survival Garden: Plan Ahead

As a homesteader, you probably have a goal of growing most of your own food. However, the road to self-sufficiency doesn’t appear overnight. Perhaps you started with a small garden with a few tomato plants and a box of lettuce. ...

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Setting Up Espaliered Trees

Setting Up Espaliered Trees

It can be difficult to embody the practices that are important to you in terms of producing your own food if you have a small plot of land or simply face logistical constraints due to pre-existing infrastructure on your land. ...

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Growing Vegetables Indoors

Growing Vegetables Indoors

As the winter months descend upon us all, it can be a bit depressing thinking about the layers of snow blanketing our growing spaces. While some vegetables will certainly do just fine in the colder months, there are certain plants ...

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How To Successfully Grow Vine Fruits

How To Successfully Grow Vine Fruits

When you think about growing fruit, you probably imagine trees and orchards. Plenty of fruits grow on trees, but there are also vine fruits. Vines, whether they produce fruits or not, are interesting and useful plants. Instead of growing out, ...

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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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Building Up a Root Cellar

Building Up a Root Cellar

Root vegetables are like the backup calorie base.  They can add bulk and nutrition when the “pantry” cannot (like when you are sick of bread).  Used in conjunction with the pantry items (flour, fats, grains, starches, etc.), the root vegetables ...

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Bountiful Raspberries

Bountiful Raspberries

Raspberries are a versatile, small fruit that can be used fresh, baked in pies and pastries, and canned for winter use as jams and preserves. These beautiful little gems can be grown at elevations as high as 7,000 feet, although it may be necessary to protect your canes from the rigors of winter if you live in a cold, blustery climate.

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