Category Archive: Food Gardening

Understand the Cycle of Garden Soil

The Cycle of Your Garden Soil Do you struggle with growing terrific vegetables in your garden? You may if you don’t have a feel for the cycle of garden soil. Do you have fresh soil, bursting with nutrients or has the growing cycle depleted it? Everyone who has ever tried to grow anything knows that …

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10 Busted Gardening Myths

10 Busted Gardening Myths It’s funny what people believe and then pass on to the next generation. While not all inherently bad, certain myths can cause harm or limit potential and in the garden is no different than anywhere else. HomesteadDreamer.com busted gardening myths that she had heard of over and over again. For example: Do …

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3 Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens

3 Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens   Tomatoes are one of those garden foods that you’re either really great at growing or you can’t get them to fruit to save yourself. Others, still, are stuck in the middle: they can grow ’em, get fruit, but then it never ripens. I happen to fall into that …

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DIY: Compost for Newbies

How to Compost for Newbies   So many people see the title and think “How hard is it to compost? Just toss it into a pile and let it decompose!” I’ve heard it said before and remember thinking “there should be a compost for newbies book out there!” Thankfully, the people over at Farming My …

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Growing Potatoes in a Bucket

Growing Potatoes in a Bucket Taters!!! I don’t know too many people who don’t like potatoes in at least one form or another. Personally, there are very few ways I don’t like potatoes, as my waistline can attest to. 😉 Do you have any idea how easy it can really be to grow your own? You don’t …

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12 Steps to Growing Perfect Cucumbers

12 Steps to Growing Perfect Cucumbers It’s SPRING and gardens are being tilled all across the country, seed packets are being delivered, and dreams of the coming harvest are filling the heads of gardeners. We all have our favorite things we like to plant and want them to do well. This post is all about …

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DIY Seed Pots Made from Newspaper

DIY Seed Pots Made from Newspaper This is a fun little project that is extremely inexpensive, quick and easy to do, and is perfect for doing as a family. DIY seed pots are something that can be made any time of year and can even save you money since you won’t need to buy ‘sprouting pots’ …

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A Few Things to Know About Post Apocalyptic Gardening

A Few Things to Know About Post Apocalyptic Gardening There is far more to gardening than tossing seeds or sprouted plants into the dirt and adding water. While it may look otherwise to the untrained eye, there was a lot of consideration and planning put into your neighbor’s lush garden before they started putting anything …

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Don’t Make These Square Foot Gardening Mistakes

Don’t Make These Square Foot Gardening Mistakes Many new gardeners try their hand at square foot gardening for various reasons. These square foot gardening warriors tend to get overzealous and end up either burning out or tearing it all apart and redoing it the following year. Even though the overall idea of square foot gardening is …

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Reasons to Use Raised Garden Beds

Reasons to Use Raised Garden Beds Raised beds versus planting right into the ground bring numerous advantages, other than saving your knees and back from aching. Spending hours bent over like that, even for someone in good shape, will eventually tire you out. A raised bed lessens that but it also does so much more! …

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