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Polka Dot Begonia
Family Food Garden looks at the Polka Dot Begonia with details on what a Polka Dot Begonia is complete with a description and origins. Learn about the features of Begonia Maculata as well as best care practices for this plant including ideal light, soil, pest management, and more. Find Polka Dot Begonia Maculata propagation and re-potting tips. Get info on diseases and common problems in caring for Begonia Maculata to ensure your plant has the best chance at survival. See all this info here.
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Alocasia Pink Dragon: Growing and Care Comprehensive Guide
Tropical plants are beautiful but have very specific care needs and Family Food Garden looks at Alocasia Pink Dragon with a growing and care comprehensive guide. Get the origin and description of the Alocasia Pink Dragon complete with plant features and pictures for easy identification. Learn how to identify an Alocasia Pink Dragon and how best to care for this plant with ideal conditions for optimal growth. Find details on Pink Stem Alocasia propagation and re-potting to grow your own here.
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Lemon Lime Philodendron: Growing and Care Guide
Family Food Garden examines Lemon Lime Philodendron with a growing and care guide. Learn what a Lemon Lime Philodendron is as well as the features of this plant. Get Philodendron Lemon Lime care tips and tricks including ideal light, water, and temperature conditions. See how to go about Lemon Lime Philodendron propagation as well as Lemon Lime Philodendron transplanting. Find some common problems when caring for a Lemon Lime Philodendron, how to solve them, and frequently asked questions here.
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Orchid Leaves Turning Yellow: 9 Common Causes
Orchid care is a must to have your orchid thriving and Family Food Garden looks at Orchid leaves turning yellow including 9 common causes. See how things like overwatering or underwatering can cause orchid leaves to turn yellow. Learn about the natural aging of orchids and the effect this can have on their leaves. Get details on fungal or bacterial infections that cause orchid leaves to turn yellow as well as how to fix the issue. Find all 9 common causes and fixes of yellow orchid leaves here.
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How Often to Water a Snake Plant
Knowing how much to water your plants is essential for their survival and Family Food Garden looks at how often to water a snake plant. If you look after your snake plant you will have it thriving. Learn how often to water a snake plant as well as conditions that affect snake plant watering frequency including things like temperature and humidity. See how much water snake plants need and how to tell if your mother-in-law's tongue plant is over or underwatered. Get all the tips on watering here.
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Homestead Planner | Family Food Garden
If you have a homestead, you’ll definitely need a homestead planner as well as means for record-keeping. You obviously want to know and plan which plants to grow and preserve, plan for your yearly project goals, have a workable budget, and know your garden yields. We’ll help with a dairy tracker, chicken keeping records, and preserving records too. Read our full article to learn more and to print out our homestead planner from Family Food Garden. #HomestadPlanner #RecordKeeping
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Growing Beetroot and Beet Greens
If beets are one of your favorites then Family Food Garden has you covered with growing beetroot and beet greens so you can always have a supply on hand. Learn about the types of beets as well as some beets varieties so you know what your options are. See which varieties of beetroots there are. Get details on how to grow beets complete with best practices and tips for success. Find out about thinning beet plants to make sure you get the most viable beet plants possible. All the details here.
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Great Ways to Grow Strawberries
Strawberries are a delicious treat - and unfortunately expensive too. Family Food & Garden shows you several creative ways to grow strawberries. The options include containers, pots, rain gutters, baskets or upside down. For the more ambitious there are vertical gardens, towers or pallet planters. We will show you how to easily increase your strawberry load over time. These tricks will also reduce their exposure to infestation. Learn more… #strawberries #growstrawberries #morestrawberr
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Designing for Large-Scale Home Food Production
You have been happy with your successful little garden of crops and you are ready to expand. Family Food & Garden has a comprehensive guide you must see. We break it all down in manageable steps showing you what you need to do to ensure your garden contin
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Greenhouse Gardening: Growing Vegetables Year-Round
With year-round greenhouse gardening, Family Food & Garden says there are valuable tips and strategies to help you succeed in growing vegetables in the fall and winter seasons. We include the best vegetables that can thrive in an unheated greenhouse. Then there are the pitfalls to avoid like unwanted visitors like slugs. So check out our guide that will take you every step of the way for thriving vegetables. Download here… #greenhousegardening #greenhousevegetables #yearroundgreenhouse
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Low Maintenance Gardening for Busy People
In these busy times, when you want to maintain a garden, Family Food & Garden knows that you want to work smart not hard. If you thought it would take a lot of work and time to maintain a garden, we want to show you otherwise. We include some valuable tips and strategies that will help you find the time to take care of a garden that will fit into your busy schedule. Put them in practice by following our guide here... #lowmaintenancegardening #gardeningforbusypeople #easygardening
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Awesome Raised Garden Bed Ideas - With Easy Tutorials!
With the many benefits of erecting a raised garden bed, you want to check out Family Food & Garden’s comprehensive guide on this topic. The variety of resources that can be used are many. There are several materials to choose from in building a raised garden bed. With so many choices available, this is an opportunity you won’t want to pass up. Our step-by-step instructions will make the gardening experience easy. Read more. #raisedgardenbed #diyraisedgarden #raisedgarden
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Best Starter Herb Garden Gift Kits
For serious and hobby gardeners, you want to check out indoor herb gardens. There are many benefits to keeping on growing in your kitchen. Family Food & Garden guides you about this gardening niche. It even makes a good gift for the one you know with the green thumb. Check out our list of several indoor herb gardening kits to find the one or more that will suit your culinary desires. Our list can be downloaded here… #indoorherbgardens #herbgardenkitsforthekitchen #whichindoorhergardentochoos
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Greenhouse Gardening: Growing Vegetables Year-Round
With year round greenhouse gardening, Family Food & Garden says there are valuable tips and strategies to help you succeed in growing vegetables in the fall and winter seasons. We include the best vegetables that can thrive in an unheated greenhouse. Then there are the pitfalls to avoid like unwanted visitors like slugs. So check out our guide that will take you every step of the way for thriving vegetables. Download here… #greenhousegardening #greenhousevegetables #yearroundgreenhousegarden
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Plum Wine Recipe
Plums are a juicy fruit and if you have an excess harvest Family Food Garden has a great plum wine recipe so that you make the most of an abundance of plums. See how to make plum wine with step by step instructions including all the ingredients needed. Ge
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Gifts for Gardeners
Family Food Garden has created a list of great useful gifts for gardeners. Whether for the holidays, a birthday, or another occasion, your gardener will love a gift that complements his hobby. Before you start looking for a gift, you’ll need to decide between practical gifts or something fancy, and if you’re shopping for a vegetable or flower gardener? Do they like adding pretty garden elements, or do they have a rustic veggie patch? Check out our post here. #Gardening #GardeningGift
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Growing Corn in Containers
Corn is a healthy and tasty grain and Family Food Garden looks at growing corn in containers so that you can have access to it year-round. Look at the best type of corn to grow in containers since not all corn is made equal. See how to choose your container to have success in growing your corn. Learn how to grow corn in pots and containers including how to plant and care for the corn as well as when to harvest it. See how to start growing corn at home with all the top tips in our full article.
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Bean Teepee
Family Food Garden looks at bean teepees and how you can incorporate one into your garden so that you can combine growing nutritional vegetables with a fun structure that your kids will love. Learn about the equipment and design that you need for a bean teepee including the best spot for a bean teepee and the equipment you need to build for a bean teepee. Find out the best climbing bean seeds. See how to build a bean teepee with step-by-step instructions as well as the benefits of them here.
Basil is an essential herb with a variety of uses but its fresh form goes bad fairly quickly. Family Food Garden tells you how to dry basil including using an oven, dehydrator, microwave and naturally. Find out about drying basil in the oven including the steps to follow and how long it lasts. See how to dehydrate basil with all the necessary instructions. Get info on drying basil naturally which is the most environmentally friendly method. See how to use dried basil and much more right here. Nature, How To Dry Basil, Fresh Basil Leaves, Dehydrator
How to Dry Basil
Basil is an essential herb with a variety of uses but its fresh form goes bad fairly quickly. Family Food Garden tells you how to dry basil including using an oven, dehydrator, microwave and naturally. Find out about drying basil in the oven including the steps to follow and how long it lasts. See how to dehydrate basil with all the necessary instructions. Get info on drying basil naturally which is the most environmentally friendly method. See how to use dried basil and much more right here.
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Growing and Harvesting Peanuts
Peanuts are a tasty and nutritious snack but you may have wondered about growing them. Family Food Garden tells you about growing and harvesting peanuts so that you can add them to your garden and food list. Find out how to grow peanuts including planting peanuts as well as peanuts needs and care. See what common pests and problems you can encounter when growing corn. Learn when to harvest peanuts and also look at how to go about it. Get details on storing peanuts and more right here.
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Celery Leaves
Learning how to use part of a vegetable that is often thrown away is practical and Family Food Garden looks at celery leaves, a part often discarded when using the stems. Find out if you can eat celery leaves and if you can, how best to do it. See what you can do with celery leaves and also how to dry celery leaves for the best results. Learn if you can freeze dry celery leaves to see if you can get an added use or lifespan in this format. Get all the possibilities for celery leaves here.
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Growing Dill in Pots and Containers
Dill is a well-known herb used in dishes like dill pickles. Family Food Garden looks at growing dill in pots and containers so that you can grow your own easily in a smaller area. Learn about the types of dill and how big each type tends to grow. Find out about dill containers and pots and which size and type will work best. See how to plant and care for dill with top tips for growing success. Get details on harvesting dill at the right time and see all about growing dill at home right here.
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Preserve Hot Banana Peppers
Preserving is essential if you want to make the most out of your harvest and Family Food Garden looks at preserving hot banana peppers. See how to preserve banana peppers including some essential tips and tricks to success. Get a recipe for preserving hot banana peppers step by step instructions to follow. Find out how to best preserve hot banana peppers so that you can save yours for longer and enjoy them in a different delicious way. Learn to go about preserving your banana peppers here.
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Fresh Cherry Recipes Other Than Cherry Pie
Fresh cherries are a delicious treat and Family Food Garden looks at some fresh cherry recipes other than cherry pie that you can enjoy with your next cherry harvest. Get some fresh cherry dessert recipes for those with a sweet tooth. Find recipes like cast iron cherry cobbler, perfect cherry clafoutis, cherry blender sorbet, rustic cherry galette, sweet cherry muffins, chocolate cherry cheesecake bars, cherry popovers and flatbread with cherries and arugula. Get your ideal cherry recipe here.
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California Poppies
Poppies are a well-known flower and most notable for their red color but Family Food Garden looks at California Poppies and how you can grow them. California poppies are orange in color and easy to grow even for beginners. Learn about growing California Poppies including the timing of when they should be planted as well as how best to plant them apart as well as ideal depth. Find out when California Poppies seeds should sprout and extra tips to follow to have your Poppies flourishing here.
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Planting Zinnia Seeds
Family Food Garden looks at how to grow zinnias from plant to care to see how you can add this annual summer flower to your garden. Learn about the types of zinnias there are complete with descriptions of top zinnia options. See when to plant zinnias including how to grow zinnias from seed. Find out about planting zinnias in soil and how to grow zinnias in containers. Get information on caring for growing zinnias as well as saving zinnia seeds and pests and diseases that affect them right here.
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Joseph’s Coat Growing Guide
If you are looking for an additional bushy perennial for your garden Family Food Garden has the complete Joseph’s coat growing guide as a possible option. Joseph’s coat provides colorful summertime foliage whether indoors or outdoors. Get details on the appearance and characteristics of Joseph’s coat and what they will look like in your garden. See the growing guide including necessary water, light, soil and temperature amongst other conditions to have your Joseph's coat growing perfectly here.
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How to Plant a Lilac Hedge
Lilacs are a beautiful flower to add to your garden and Family Food Garden looks at how to plant a lilac hedge to create some privacy with these pretty flowers. See how to use lilac hedges for privacy including lilac hedge spacing. Find out how to best take care of your lilac bushes so they will be thriving. Learn how to plant a lilac bush or how to plant a lilac tree to be able to create a lilac hedge front yards for added privacy. Get top tips on lilac plants and how to grow them best here.
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Bean Teepees
Family Food Garden examines bean teepees and how you can add this vertical gardening element into your garden. Bean teepees are great for kids as they can become a fun playhouse as well as being a way to grow your beans and other vertical gardening items. Find bean teepee instructions complete with how to build a bean teepee as well as some of the ideal plants besides beans that can be grown vertically. Get beautiful pictures showing you bean teepees and giving you extra inspiration right here.
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Grow Komatsuna Greens (Mustard Spinach / Tendergreen)
If you’ve never heard of komatsuna greens, you’ll be surprised to know that it’s also known as mustard spinach or tendergreen. Family Food Garden will show you how to grow komatsuna greens (mustard spinach/tendergreen). These greens are fast growers and not as strong tasting as other mustard greens. You can eat the mustard spinach cooked or raw, just as regular spinach. Read our complete guide on how to grow this tasty leaf vegetable. #KomatsunaGreens #MustardSpinach #Tendergreen #GrowVegetables
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Garlic Plant Disease & White Rot
Garlic plant disease and white rot are two conditions that you do not want your garlic crop to have. Garlic plants bloom and produce beautiful flowers, so you don’t just want to keep the plant healthy for your garlic supply; you should nurture it and enjoy the flowers too! Read Family Food Garden’s post now about how to manage diseased garlic plants. #garlicplant #garlicdiseases #whiterott
There is a wide variety of vegetables and Family Food Garden looks at the healthiest green vegetables to give you further insight into which some of the healthiest options might be. Find a list of healthy greens from a CDC study so you know with certainty they are the best options. In the list you will find the green vegetable list complete with a ranking nutrient density score. See how to grow these healthy greens easily and in a variety of growing spaces year round with how to info here. Healthy Vegetables, Green Vegetables List, Healthy Options, Greens Recipe, List Of Vegetables
Healthiest Green Vegetables
There is a wide variety of vegetables and Family Food Garden looks at the healthiest green vegetables to give you further insight into which some of the healthiest options might be. Find a list of healthy greens from a CDC study so you know with certainty they are the best options. In the list you will find the green vegetable list complete with a ranking nutrient density score. See how to grow these healthy greens easily and in a variety of growing spaces year round with how to info here.
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Expected Crop Yield
Planning your garden is an aspect sometimes overlooked but Family Food Garden has you covered with expected crop yield an important consideration when planning your garden in your given garden space. While many factors can affect crop yield you can find an approximate crop yield per 100-foot row to give you a guide to assess your crop yield when planning your garden. Learn about the crop yield of a range of fruits and vegetables with this approximation to help you work out your yield here.
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Homestead Weekly Menu Planning
Being organized when it comes to homesteading makes it much easier and Family Food Garden has you covered with homesteading weekly menu planning including free printables. Get homestead menu planning to help you keep track of your pantry and use seasonal ingredients for menu plans. Find free printables to help you figure out your menu planning including from scratch, fermentation, from the garden, to preserve, farm fresh and homestead pantry. See all these goodies in our full article here.
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Self-Control at the Garden Center
Going to the garden center can mean you end up buying everything in sight so Family Food Garden have you covered on how to have self-control at the garden center so that you don't leave with the entire store. Get some top tips to have self-control at the garden center including bringing a rational friend or spouse to help keep you on track and taking a map of your garden with you to see what you realistically need for that space. Find a useful chart for should you buy that plant and more here.
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Plants for Clay Soil
Different soil will mean certain plants thrive and others do not and Family Food Garden considers plants for clay soil and options that will handle the soil conditions. Find the best plants for clay soil including a list of plants that actually do well in clay soil. See tips on growing plants for clay soil including how to effectively get your plants nutrients. Learn how best to harvest plants from clay soil to ensure you get the most out of your plants. Get the full list of ideal plants here.
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Grow Komatsuna Greens (Mustard Spinach/Tendergreen) | Family Food Garden
If you’ve never heard of komatsuna greens, you’ll be surprised to know that it’s also known as mustard spinach or tendergreen. Family Food Garden will show you how to grow komatsuna greens (mustard spinach/tendergreen). These greens are fast growers and not as strong tasting as other mustard greens. You can eat the mustard spinach cooked or raw, just as regular spinach. Read our complete guide on how to grow this tasty leaf vegetable. #KomatsunaGreens #MustardSpinac
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Joseph’s Coat [Complete Guide] | Family Food Garden
If you are looking for an additional bushy perennial for your garden Family Food Garden has the complete Joseph’s coat growing guide as a possible option. Joseph’s coat provides colorful summertime foliage whether indoors or outdoors. Get details on the appearance and characteristics of Joseph’s coat and what they will look like in your garden. See the growing guide including necessary water, light, soil and temperature amongst other conditions to have your Joseph's
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Gardening and Outdoor Toys for Toddlers and Kids
Summer is the best time to enjoy your garden and Family Food Garden has gardening and outdoor toys for toddlers and kids so the whole family can have fun in the garden. Get outdoor toys for kids including plastic and wooden options that will become firm favorites. See some outdoor water toys that will keep your kids cool in the heat. Find kids gardening tools that will let your little ones join in the gardening fun. Get some sporty toy options as well to keep kids entertained right here.
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Calendula Lotion Recipe
Family Food Garden has a Calendula lotion recipe that will allow you to extend the benefits of growing Calendula in your garden into your household. Learn about growing Calendula in your garden and how this flowering herb can be best used, such as to make salves and lotions. See how to make Calendula lotion complete with a step-by-step Calendula cream lotion recipe. Get a list of necessary ingredients to make your own Calendula lotion with easy-to-follow instructions for ultimate success here.