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I can’t believe that as common as this herb is in our kitchens these days, we still have not given it space on this blog. I mean we have already talked about how to grow lemon balm and also how to grow saffron in past blog posts. Today I will go on and share how […]

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As a gardener it is wise, to not only rely on the official gardening season, but to also be actively involved in container gardening. This will allow you to grow stuff throughout the year either inside your house or using a greenhouse. With that in mind, let us take a look at how to grow […]

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For some strange reason, I have always found it funny that some nuts come from trees. Don’t ask me why, that is just how it is! LOL. Anywho we have grown a couple of nut trees around the homestead, remember the medjool dates and the hazelnuts? Well, it is always fun to add more so […]

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This post is for the lazy gardeners, yes I am talking to you! LOL. Oh well I guess, even those that are not lazy could do with a little help from one of these systems. Just like the diy self watering rain gutter garden and the diy self watering earthbox, you can also use this […]

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Judging from the name, one would think that this is some type of mango, right? Well you would be wrong this is yet another one of those popular SUPER fruits, such as promagranates and  dragon fruit. As you know I love experimenting with all these exotic fruits, this is why I went online to research […]

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Sowing tiny seeds can be a pain in the you know what! I have tried many different solutions in the past including this diy seed planting board. With each attempt I make the process a little easier and less stressful. Recently, I found out that you could also use this diy handheld seed sower. You […]

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For those of us who keep chickens, we know that if we do not keep tags on the feed the a lot of it can often get wasted. You can prevent wastage by building various types of feeders such as the diy no waste chicken feeder and the diy plastic soda bottle feeder. Yet another […]

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If you have a problem with space as well as invading grass in your garden, then I may have just solved your problem. We have built other trellises and raised garden beds in the past but we never thought to combine the two. When you do that you get this diy trellis raised garden box. […]

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I decided it was time to add a little bling bling to our garden. Personally I hardly have time to enjoy arts and crafts, but once in a while I do get a little time. The last project I worked on was the diy rope ottoman, which turned out awesome. Let us try these diy […]

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Yeap, you guessed right! Today is grow another exotic weird fruit in your backyard orchard day! LOL. Following successfully growing dragon fruit and most recently growing kumquats, it is only natural that we add more fruit trees. I did some quick research on how to grow custard apples, and I will be sharing that with […]

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Every plant in your garden was once a seed. If you do not know how to successfully get your seeds germinate and started, then you ultimately have no garden. In the past we have looked at diy egg shell seed starters as well as diy citrus peel seed starters. I found yet another option which […]

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For those of us who love truly gardening, we tend to be eager to learn the many different techniques that are available out there to use. Do you remember the hugelkultur raised garden beds and then the keyhole raised garden bed plans? Well, today I would like to share this ‘upgraded version’ the diy cinder […]

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Since we have a lot of space out back, I am really only interested in growing stuff indoors when they can’t be grown outside in my area. For example, when it comes to growing and also growing in containers. Did you also know that you can grow a lychee tree indoors? If you have seen […]

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Ok, it is time to expand the herb garden. After recently adding saffron and the bay leaf to our collection, I am always looking for more herbs to grow. Today I will share with you some of the research I did on how to grow lemon balm both indoors and outdoors. The scientific name is […]

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Well sometimes on the homestead, you get a little extra time to enjoy your hobbies. This is the time I use to try out fun stuff such as the diy simple outdoor bench and the diy rope ottoman. I saw these on Pinterest, thought they were cool, so now I am going to figure out […]

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You know what, this name is kind of misleading. I would not call this a melon at all, it is more of a cucumber. If you already know how to grow cucumbers in your garden , then you are definitely ready to start growing the African horned melon too. The scientific name is Cucumis Metuliferus, […]

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One of the activities we love doing as a family is going out in the woods and foraging for wild fruits. We actually learn a lot and take pictures of stuff we come across, that we may not be familiar with. I saw this diy berry picker idea online, which is going to make things […]

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Are you familiar with expensive herbs? So expensive that world renowned chefs use sparingly in their dishes which they normally charge an arm and a leg for. But do not worry you won’t have to folk out that kinda money to enjoy this herb/spice, because we are going to explore how to grow saffron in […]

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Have you ever tasted currants? If not, then you definitely must try them one of these days. We are already growing blackberries or strawberries and on our homestead. Yesterday afternoon I decided to do some research on how to grow currants and add them to our ever growing list of edibles. What I love about […]

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When I first started gardening, I really never used to bother with pruning my plants. Except for pruning tomatoes, I pretty much left all the other plants to grow in peace. Then my good old friend Suzy, taught me one lazy afternoon how to prune basil, I have never looked back. What are the advantages […]

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