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What’s Your Frost Date?

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We visited my friend’s farm today. My daughters wanted to see the fruit trees that our friend Cliff had dedicated to them earlier this year. We had tons of fun. They ran around the property, visited the hens and roosters, and climbed up and down the haystacks. We laughed as one of my youngest daughters […]

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Composting Basics

Composting Basics 101

Composting Basics, The Motherlode Of Organic Fertilizer In a previous post, we discussed how using organic fertilizer will help your garden yield better results. Today we will talk about the mother lode of organic fertilizers: compost. Compost is simply organic material that has been broken down so that it is no longer recognizable as anything […]

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Organic Fertilizer

Organic Fertilizer

Organic Fertilizer Now that Spring is around the corner and the Earth is waking up from it’s winter slumber, it is time to start preparing to plant your garden. Hopefully, you have some seedlings started with the help of these handy tips and tricks but the soil needs to be prepared as well. What should […]

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Strawberry Rocks

Strawberry Rocks – The Art of Deception

I came across this idea while surfing the web painting rocks to look like strawberries or strawberry rocks to thwart hungry birds. The main idea of the project is to paint rocks that are roughly the size and shape of strawberries and scatter them throughout the strawberry patch. Birds are attracted to the “strawberries” and the […]

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cold frame basics

Cold Frame Basics – Frost? No Problem!

Cold Frame Basics – Extending the Growing Season With December well on its way and the yard properly cleaned up, you are be well prepared for the winter. The Autumn’s harvest is stored and preserved. But what if I told you that you could extend the growing season by two months? Well, you can if you build […]

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