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From Organic Living to Bringing the Outside in: Hot New Kitchen Trends for 2016

From Organic Living to Bringing the Outside in: Hot New Kitchen Trends for 2016

As technology in the kitchen has improved and appliances are now more clever and automated than ever, it is the perfect time to get on board with these new kitchen design trends. Over the last few...

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My Autumn Vegetables: Planning Ahead for a Successful Crop

My Autumn Vegetables: Planning Ahead for a Successful Crop

I have read countless articles on how to create a successful vegetable garden, some of which have been very useful in helping me to cultivate a number of crops. Many of these are focused on organic...

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Quick growing veggies you can harvest in no time

Quick growing veggies you can harvest in no time

  It's certainly not easy to take care of a garden. All gardeners know that it is important to be patient, in order to achieve good results. You may have to wait several months to see the final...

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How to Foodscape Your Landscape

How to Foodscape Your Landscape

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It’s easy to transform an ordinary landscape into an incredible edible garden. Here are three steps for growing your own garden of eatin’.

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Our Garden in Spring: 3 New Vegetables for the changing seasons

Our Garden in Spring: 3 New Vegetables for the changing seasons

I have to admit that this time last year, I was something of a novice when it came to planting vegetables for consumption. I was just getting into healthy eating, however, and last autumn I came...

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Tomatoes, Peppers, Spinach, Strawberries, and Carrots

Tomatoes, Peppers, Spinach, Strawberries, and Carrots

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As a complete novice to the vegetable gardening world, my wife and I followed (to some extent) a blend of a few raised bed articles and I whipped up a pet detterent fence found on the linked article...

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Frosted Greens

Frosted Greens

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Our garden finally recieved it's first hard frost.  The frontyard green leaves are curled up tightly, which is a self-protective move, and dusted with white glitter. The wilted, sad looking leaves...

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Urbanite Raised Beds

Urbanite Raised Beds

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I started creating our backyard vegetable garden beds two years ago, using random materials that I found on our new property. Some rocks, bricks and pieces of wood were used to retain a couple...

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Add Raised Beds

5 Reasons Why You Need to Add Raised Beds

If you are looking for a great way to grow fresh veggies, fruits or herbs at home, and want to make it a little easier on yourself (and in many cases your back), raised beds are a great way to go...

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Home Vegetable Gardening: The “High Production” Gateway to Self-Sustainability

Home Vegetable Gardening: The “High Production” Gateway to Self-Sustainability

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When you hear the word “high production” the first thought that may come to mind is some type of assembly line work, but what I am referring to is something far more important, ...

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Artichokes: From Seed to Harvest

Artichokes: From Seed to Harvest

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I am starting a new blog series called “From Seed to Harvest”.  In this series I will write about one vegetable, fruit or herb and what it takes to get it from a seed to your...

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Home Grown Tomatoes and their Contributions to your Health

Home Grown Tomatoes and their Contributions to your Health

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Most people still refer to tomatoes as a vegetable even though botanically they are a fruit. Regardless of how you refer to them, one thing tomatoes can be called by everyone is good for your...

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Rain Barrels, Things you Need to Know

Rain Barrels, Things you Need to Know

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It has only been the last few years that rain barrels have become very popular.  What was once an item that you could only get online or in specialty stores (or make your own), has moved into...

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Gardening in the Great Pacific Northwest

Gardening in the Great Pacific Northwest

If you have been reading my blog articles or listening to my podcasts, then you probably know by now that 100% of the gardening that I have done in my life happens in New Jersey.  While I...

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The Pollination Process in your Vegetable Garden

The Pollination Process in your Vegetable Garden

Recently I have written some vegetable gardening articles that have taken a turn towards more of a scientific approach, albeit entry level plant science as opposed to advanced horticulture, but very...

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3 Vegetable Seeds that have a Large Yield per Seed

If you had room to plant only three vegetables, what would they be and why? I was recently asked this question by a friend. Before I get into what I would grow let me address why I would grow the...

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3 Tips for Growing Great Tomatoes from Seeds

3 Tips for Growing Great Tomatoes from Seeds

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There is nothing more popular to grow in the home vegetable gardening world then tomatoes. By more than 3 to 1 it outshines it’s next counterpart (peppers or cucumbers, depending on which poll...

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Incorporating Manure in your Home Vegetable Garden

Incorporating Manure in your Home Vegetable Garden

I was reading an article the other day in Mother Earth News magazineabout a family in California that made a lifestyle change to be more self reliant and work hard towards being more self...

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How to Get your Kids Involved in Vegetable Gardening

How to Get your Kids Involved in Vegetable Gardening

It was my dad that introduced me to vegetable gardening and my grandfather that introduced him. Where it started, in my family, prior to my grandfather, I have no idea, but one thing is for sure, and...

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What does the new USDA Frost Zone Map mean to you?

What does the new USDA Frost Zone Map mean to you?

You may have been gardening your whole life and never knew that your corner of the country is in a zone. A plant hardiness zone that is. If you live in the United States of America like I do (and you...

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