Homestead Gardening: Eat What You Grow

I don’t know if it’s a trend or just a really good idea that is catching on, but “homestead gardening” is increasing in popularity and interest groups are forming all over the country. The term “homestead” means different things to different people, but at its essence is the idea of being self-sufficient. For our purposes, […]

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The Secret to Starting Seeds

I’ll be honest with you — starting vegetable seeds indoors is not rocket science, but it’s also not entirely easy. It’s a little bit like raising little kids: they need daily attention and nurture, but you don’t have to have a Ph.D. in horticulture to grow them. The secret is, well, it’s really pretty simple! From pot […]

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Fall Herb Harvest

To Everything There is a Season After months of planting, tending and growing, it is now time to reap what we have sown. An author once wrote that harvesting herbs can be an odd blend of glamour and strain. It’s a lot of work to gather all the leaves and blooms at the right time […]

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Planting for a Fall Harvest

When the temperatures cool down, your garden can still thrive. Just because it’s nearly the end of summer doesn’t mean your gardens can’t still bloom into the fall. In fact, many plants actually thrive in colder weather. You can take advantage of more rain than summer, fewer insects and no worries about plants bolting to […]

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Heirloom Tomatoes

We weasels don’t have any family heirlooms. Nothing gets passed down except our pointy noses and passion for gardening. You’d think with all the digging we do that one of my ancestors would have discovered a buried treasure. But, alas, no. Maybe that is why I am so intrigued by Heirloom Tomatoes. What are Heirloom […]

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