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Celebrate All Hallows Eve by Carving a Pumpkin

Celebrate All Hallow's Eve by Carving a Pumpkin

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It's not too late to carve a Jack O' Lantern! See the detailed directions below—let your mood lead you to a grimacing pumpkin, a wicked witch—or even a tree of life.

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Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 1

Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 1

In the first installment of my five-part Indoor Garden Video Series, I build an inexpensive plant stand for my sun porch.

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Saving Squash Seed

Saving Squash Seed

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People have saved squash seeds for hundreds of years. Read about one technique we use to process squash seeds at Seed Savers Exchange and different methods that have been used throughout history.

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Video: How to Make a Moisturizing Herbal Balm

Video: How to Make a Moisturizing Herbal Balm

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Here's how to make an herbal moisturizing lip or hand balm using dried herbs from your garden.

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Saving Titan sunflower seeds

Saving Titan sunflower seeds

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A Baseball players guide to eating and saving sunflower seeds.

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QUESTION for Patti Moreno (and other rabbit owners!)

QUESTION for Patti Moreno (and other rabbit owners!)

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How much work is involved in raising a rabbit?

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Crabapple Pie is a Labor of Love

Crabapple Pie is a Labor of Love

This year, the crabapples did not go to waste, thanks to an old Yankee Cookbook recipe.

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Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds

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Learn how easy it is to eat your tomatoes and save them too!

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Leaf Mold as a Soil Conditioner

Leaf Mold as a Soil Conditioner

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Leaf mold by itself is pretty close to pure humus and like compost, smells like the forest floor. Probably because it is the forest floor.

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Replacing Some Suburban Front Lawn

Replacing Some Suburban Front Lawn

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It's no secret that suburbia is known for it's cookie-cutter foundation plantings and grand expansions of perfectly coiffed grass. Although, I have seen some fabulous yard make-overs where they've used plants that have made me almost slam into the car in front of me. But, I digress.

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Water Container Frost Protection

Water Container Frost Protection

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If you live in the North Texas area as I do, you don't really concern yourself with the first annual frost/freeze threat until late October at the earliest. I am always thinking ahead to the upcoming...

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Start a New Garden Bed with a Compost Sandwich

Start a New Garden Bed with a Compost Sandwich

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It's never too early to think about the next major planting season as far as I'm concerned. But that could be because at my age, six months isn't even close to the vicinity of long-term.

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Its Fall Garden Cleanup Time

It's Fall Garden Cleanup Time

I know we're still harvesting tomatoes, zucchini, fruit and the like but the weather and light change are hinting that another season is at an end. Forewarned is forearmed, am I right?

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Grow Sprouts for the Perfect Indoor Crop

Grow Sprouts for the Perfect Indoor Crop

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Whether you're new to gardening, a budding homesteader, or a die-hard farmer there's no need to wait for nice weather to grow food crops - grow sprouts!

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Video: How to make drainage holes in a metal container

Video: How to make drainage holes in a metal container

Here's an easy way anyone can use to turn a galvanized metal container into a planter.

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Kids Can Make Bird Feeders Out of Sunflower Heads

Kids Can Make Bird Feeders Out of Sunflower Heads

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Sunflowers not only attract pollinating insects while they're blooming, but at season's end they become an excellent food source for wild birds.

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QUESTION: Compost & Ammonia

QUESTION: Compost & Ammonia

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Someone told my husband that pouring ammonia in our new compost pile will accelerate the decomposion process, as that's a byproduct of the process anyway. Is this true? I sure want to know before he...

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Grow a Sunflower House for Kids

Grow a Sunflower House for Kids

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Don't let the kids keep the magic for themselves. When the morning glories begin blooming, get into that sunflower house, lie on your back and admire the glowing blue sky that you and your kids planted.

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Cold Frame Gardening

Cold Frame Gardening

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A cold frame with a glass top can give you a 12-month growing season, even in Maine, and it's the easiest and most economical way to extend your harvest. Build the one described here, and you're on your way to fresh veggies year round.

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Build a Cold Frame with a Lightweight Lid

Build a Cold Frame with a Lightweight Lid

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Get a plan, materials list, and step-by-step instructions for building an easy-to-manage, self-venting cold frame lid.

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