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One thing is for sure, raising chickens is both rewarding and beneficial. And for so many great reasons! With so many people now considering adding a few chickens to their “family” – we thought it would be a perfect time to talk about what it takes to successfully raise, shelter and care for a small backyard flock. We also show you why raising chickens is so beneficial - everything from providing fresh eggs, to eliminating garden pests and so much more!
Looking for a way to keep your tomato plants healthy from tomato blight and blossom end rot? Then today’s article is a must read! We take you step by step - from recognizing whether you are dealing with blight or blossom rot, as well as how to deal with each issue.
Once you try Raised Row Gardening, once you try it, you will never want to go back to traditional gardening again! Here is an in-depth look at how a Raised Row garden works from start to finish along with how to set up your own Raised Row Garden. In addition to the article, be sure to listen in to our podcast on Raised Row gardening, included in the article. Both will have you more than ready to garden with ease this year!
Looking for the best and most effective ways to use compost in your vegetable garden? Compost is by far one of the most powerful ingredients you can add to your garden. But it is often in limited supply, so it is important to know how to make the most of the compost you do have. Here is a look at 3 of the best ways effectively use the compost you have on hand this year.
Autumn has arrived, and that means it’s time to start raking up and collecting all of those falling leaves – and even better – finding some great ways to use those leaves to power and protect the plants and soil in your garden, flowerbeds and more. Here are 5 great ways you can use all of those falling leaves to power your landscape this fall.
By saving seeds this summer from your best vegetables and from your healthiest and highest producing plants, you create a higher quality seed stock to grow from the following year. And the better the seed, the greater chance for even better plants next year! Have a look at the steps we've laid out for saving seeds from your garden this year, so you can grow strong plants next year.
One thing is for sure – although all plants can be composted, not everything from a vegetable garden should be thrown into a compost pile. Especially if it is compost you are creating to use in that same garden next year! Here is a look at what garden plants and debris are good to put in your main compost pile, along with what you can do with the materials you should leave out.
There are four major factors in helping to get a pile hot. And in order to truly get a pile hot, all four need to occur. The good news? Each of the four are quite easy to accomplish. Here is a look at each of the four major factors to get your pile cooking fast!
One little infestation of aphids on a single plant can quickly turn into a large garden loss if not eliminated. Believe it or not, you don’t have to resort to harsh sprays or chemical powders to get the upper hand on aphids. In fact, although there are commercial available products that can kill off aphid populations, they often take out many beneficial insects as well. With that in mind, here is a look at 6 simple but effective keys to stop aphids in their tracks!
Did you know that cinnamon can help keep the soil and plants in your flowerbeds and vegetable gardens healthy? Not only that, but this all-natural culinary ingredient can also help drive pests and disease away too! See all the benefits of using cinnamon in your garden this year!
There is no better way to control pest problems naturally in your garden, flowerbeds and landscape than by attracting ladybugs to your outdoor spaces! Ladybugs are one of the most efficient methods for pest control around. Not only do they consume thousands upon thousands of insects in their lifetime, they also feed on the larva of insects, preventing the next wave of damage as well. Check out these tips on attracting ladybugs to your garden for healthier plants this year!
Homegrown asparagus is in a league of its own when it comes to fresh, crisp, delicious flavor. Asparagus is one vegetable that no matter how fresh it might look in the supermarket, it can’t ever compare to the incredible taste of just picked spears from the garden. And the best part is of all? Not only is it easy to grow and maintain but it’s a perennial crop as well. So with one year of planting, you can set yourself up for years and years of future harvests.
The cooler weather of Fall is the perfect time to plant your onions! Planting in the Fall not only allows you to harvest your onions sooner, but it produces crops that are larger, sweeter, and filled with more flavor than ever! Find out all you need to know about planting in the Fall for a big harvest next year!