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Medicine You Can Grow at Home & Tips on How To Get Started

This is a process you might find helpful next Spring. Andrea of Frugally Sustainable explains the planning process she goes  through for her medicinal herb garden each Spring. Here are some of the topics she covers: 17 medicinal herbs she’ll be growing Helpful books about herbs How to calculate when to start herb seeds Which organic seed […]

30+ Beautiful Container Gardens

This is a terrific post on the Midwest Living site.  They feature 30+ different ideas for beautiful container gardens. If you click on “View All” on their site, you can see all of the 30+ different container gardens.  Then if you click on any of the pictures, you’ll get more information. Very nice post with […]

Homemade Hedgerow Jelly Recipe

Tanya of Lovely Greens likes to go foraging for berries in the Autumn.  Blackberries, elderberries, damsons, crab apples.  They’re all out there ripe and ready for the picking. Hedgerow Jelly is a mixture of apples and two or three different berries.  Tanya shares her recipe which uses cooking apples, the berries of your choice, and […]

101 Gardening Secrets The Experts Never Tell You

This is a really amazing article. CrazyHorsesGhost has collected 101 gardening secrets that can really help any gardener. Here are just a few: You can till lint from your dryer into garden soil to help hold moisture in the soil. Never add mulch to plants you want to over-winter until after the first frost. That […]

Companion Planting Part 2 – Don’t Plant These Plants Together Too

Many gardeners know that some plants do well when they’re planted near each other. For example, When you plant basil and dill among tomatoes they protect the tomatoes from hornworms. Also, sage scattered in a cabbage patch reduces the impact of cabbage moths. But there are also plants that should not be planted near each […]

Companion Planting or What NOT To Plant Together

Usually when you see an article about companion planting, it discusses which plants to plant near each other. However, this is a nice twist. Mindi discusses which plants you should NOT plant close together in your garden. Here’s an example: Plants in the bean family does not normally thrive if planted near vegetables like onions, leeks, […]

10 Easy Jams & Pickles for Beginners (Recipes)

In this article,  Faith shares 10 different canning/preserves recipes.  There is something here for everyone. Refrigerator jams really are an easy and excellent way to start preserving the fruit from your garden. Faith then recommends trying pickled radishes or a small batch of dill pickles. All of the recipes are very clear and easy to follow.  […]

How to Make Homemade Lavender Hand Cream

Jami of the Happy Housewife shares her recipe for homemade Lavender Hand Cream.  She’s a gardener and finds that gardening makes her hands and cuticles dry.  She decided to make her own hand cream in order to use natural ingredients and to get a consistent cream that would work on her hands and also on […]

Natural Wasp Spray: Get Rid of Wasps without Chemicals

If you have wasps that you need to get rid of, Katie of Kitchen Stewardship has a fantastically easy and natural way to send them to the great beyond.  I can almost guarantee you have the two ingredients in your home right now. Katie also explains why her spray works so well. To see the […]

35 Reasons You Should Never Be Without Vinegar

Gaye of Activepost.com shares an article from Joe at SurvivalLife.com.  Joe has assembled his top 35 uses for vinegar.  In some cases he provides little, mini recipes. Also Gaye shares her recipe for Peppermint Juice, a cleaner for windows, floors, and general surface cleaner. I have used my own version of Peppermint Juice for cleaning […]