A Few Tips To Protect Gardens From The Japanese Beetle

a few tips to protect gardens from the japanese beetle

Growing along my front porch, a Virginia creeper rises up from the ground 10 feet below. It twists around 6×6-inch porch support, and once reaching the railing, branches are trained left and right to provide the south-facing porch deck some protective shade during the summer.

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Growing Healthy Eats With Grow Bags

growing healthy eats with grow bags

Containers can be tricky. They’re invaluable for those who don’t have garden space or whose soil is extremely poor. Even if you have space, there are areas where the soil is so poor or laden with heavy metals from historic mining or industrial use that you wouldn’t want to eat anything grown in it. Containers are the way to go in either situation.

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How To Maximize Your Microclimate

how to maximize your microclimate

Natural environments evolve effortlessly, so why oh why do we have problem areas in our gardens? Everywhere else on earth, these areas are simply places for something different to colonize. By identifying different microclimates in our gardens, we can turn these challenging areas into assets. Even better, we can increase the range of plants that will grow in our yards.

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Tips For Growing Your Own Vegetable Garden

Grow your own vegetable garden

You don’t have to live in the country to reap a bounty of vegetables. Growing things in your backyard isn’t that hard, and anyone can have a productive vegetable garden if they follow a few rules. Growing your own vegetable garden is both a relaxing and rewarding experience.

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Grow Native Fruits On Your Homestead For Self-Sufficiency

Grow Native Fruit

In the United States, some native fruits didn’t make the cut, and you can’t find them on grocery shelves, although these are just as good, or even better than the regular items you can buy in the fruit section. The native fruits presented in this article should be found on every homestead because they do not require special care, they can provide abundant produce, and they are part of our legacy, one that shouldn’t be forgotten.

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Intensive Gardening For Self-Sufficiency

Intensive Gardening For Self-SufficiencyIt’s time you join the intensive gardening revolution. This revolution is in your backyard. Gardening is undergoing a radical change, a food production revolution no survivalist can afford to ignore. This “new” method goes by the general name of intensive gardening or the foot gardening method.

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Composting – Things I’ve Learned After Years Of Doing It

Composting – Things I’ve Learned After Years Of Doing ItThere are plenty of good reasons for gardeners to try composting, but above all, it provides a natural alternative to enrich the soil without using chemical-based fertilizers and damaging the environment. Making compost doesn’t need to be hard work and it costs you almost nothing. Here are my suggestions and things I’ve learned after years of composting.

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The Ultimate Medicinal Garden

The Ultimate Medicinal GardenThere are a multitude of important skills one may need to bring to the table when SHTF. While many are “top-list” and cliché, I fear that a few important abilities have been discarded or perhaps subconsciously abandoned. There were others, however, that disappeared for more shady reasons. Such as today’s topic: The knowledge of medicinal plants in the home garden.

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