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All the fun when gardening stops the minute pests and diseases start to attack your plants. We have made various natural concoctions in the past such as the homemade natural garden ant killer. These work well and are gentle on the environment. But how do you get rid of aphids in your garden naturally? Well, […]

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Most people would just rinse their fruits and vegetables under water. That is ok, if you know where they are coming from and that all natural pesticides were sprayed on them. However, in my opinion it inaturals better safe than sorry, that is why I just use this homemade fruit and veggie wash instead. It […]

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Green beans are probably one of the only plants that can be found in almost every garden. We have grown grand pa’s pole beans in our garden in the past, very successfully I should say. I have since discovered that this was just one of the many types available. Hence I have decided to write […]

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If you love to spend time in your garden, sometimes when the fall comes you just can’t stop gardening. That is why in the past I have either moved plants to our diy wood pallet green house or grown some¬†vegetables in our cold frame. I have recently discovered that I can actually plant some fruit […]

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For those of us who have been gardening for years, we know and understand the importance of saving some seeds from your garden. I remember writing a post on this blog on how to save your tomato heirloom seeds. Last week I learn how to make your very own diy seed vault. What is a […]

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Today was one of those days when I woke up feeling like doing the almost impossible. We have discussed growing grapes in containers already in the past. However, I decided I would give growing grapes from seeds another shot today. The first attempt was a dismal failure. lol Ok, if you do not already know […]

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If you are keeping chickens on your homestead, I hope you know how important it is to keep your chicken coop clean. I already use the diy chicken coop deodorizer to eliminate the bad odors that often find their way out of there. Recently, I have also started using this homemade chicken coop sanitizer. This […]

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Gardening can be lots of fun, especially when everything goes smoothly. There are a few things that an affect your garden like a drought, pests and diseases. We have looked at how to get rid of slugs with beer and how to fight tomato blight using pennies in a previous post, today I want to […]

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Our garden has always been in an open area out in the back. However, our dogs have started making it their playground, so I was looking for a way to keep them out. I found someone who had a similar problem online and they built this diy all natural garden stick fence. It is a […]

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I woke up this morning in a ‘fruity’ mood, I just felt like adding more fruit trees to our ever expanding orchard. We have already grown lychee tree from seed and most recently we successfully managed to grow apricot trees from seed, so the next thing on our list was how to grow nectarines from […]

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My good friend Sally visited me the other day and was surprised that I had not implemented this in my coops. Especially after she saw my diy chicken poop hammock, she was confused why I would go so ‘fancy’ and had never thought of using the deep litter method for chickens. This method can be […]

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We have previously talked a lot about different composting methods and tools. Do you remember the diy 3 bin compost, diy $5 compost bin or the diy compost tumbler. They all work and have their various advantages as well as disadvantages. Let us add another method into the mix, I am talking about trench composting. […]

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Just when you thought those pennies you have been collecting in that jar on top of your fridge were useless, you run into this post. You have probably been doing everything else right with your tomatoes, including prunning them. Now you can fight the dreaded tomato blight using pennies. Due to many centuries of use, […]

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I don’t know if it is good or bad luck but I came into a whole batch of serrano peppers just the other day. I will not go into the details, but I have since decided that since I was able to can pickled jalapenos last year, I should be able to succed in canning […]

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Are you ready to grow some black gold? Yes, apparently that is what some people call the peppercorn plant, since it is very popular, extremely expensive and in very high demand. We have grown other spices in the past such as turmeric, so today we will look at growing black pepper too. Unfortunately it is […]

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We always want gardening to be fun, right? That is why I always try to share with you guys little tricks and techniques I pick up that could make the process less tedious and more fun. For example, do you remember the diy quare foot garden template? Today, let us look at how to easily […]

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Just like when building a house you have to make sure your foundation is well set before you go ahead and build the walls. It is the same when it comes to your gardening. Most gardeners tend to skip the important step of preparing their soil and have no idea how to create good growing […]

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Ok I hope you are ready, because today is herb gardening day. I thought I would try growing another new herb to add to the basil, sage, French Taragon and all the other fresh herbs I already grow. The next one on the list that we will be looking at is how to grow coriander. […]

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My little girls love strawberries, in fact the whole family does. Every season we always make sure that we have some growing and try to add even more. Remember the diy strawberry pyramid and the strawberry ebucket¬† we built a couple of years back? Well I ran into an even easier solution this morning this […]

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Well, you actually grow the chamomile flower first and then you use that to make the tea. We are no strangers to growing our own tea, but had not ventured into the herbal ones yet. I had the brilliant idea to try growing chamomile for tea. If you have grown daisies before, you will be […]

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