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Prevent and Kill Blight & Powdery Mildew With Baking Soda

 Control Tomato Blight & Powdery Mildew Organically With Baking Soda  VIDEO: EZ Baking Soda Fungicide As Organic gardeners we seem the get the short end of the stick when it comes to effective disease preventing tools. We seem to be the first to get blight on our tomatoes, and the first to get powdery mildew […]
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5 Simple Ways to Build Your Organic Garden Soil

We all like to imagine that perfect garden soil. The kind that grows lush, perfect vegetables every time. The kind that is black, and doesn't ever get muddy. You know what kind I am talking about. Well how do you get that for your garden? Here is 5 ways you can build your soil, and […]
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Top 10 ways to Organic Garden For Cheap

Top 10 ways to Organic Garden For Cheap   Everyone likes to go green, grow green, and save green. But organic gardening is just so expensive! How on earth can one grow 100% organic produce, and still save money? We are on a mission to not only be agriculturally sustainable, but financially sustainable, so this […]
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Benefits of Growing With a Grow Tower

I have been growing in a home made grow tower that I constructed for $6. The benefts are so impressive that I thought I would make a blog post on it. One thing I like to stress is that A grow tower uses vertical space, instead of precious horizontal space. I think that is where […]
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Using Aspirin For a Healthier Tomato Plant

    Create a Healthier Tomato Plant  With Asprin    Simple. Tomato plants have a natural defence mechinism, spraying tomato plants with Aspirin will engage that mechinism, and help to create a healthier plant.  How To. Mix 1 apirin tablet with 11/2 gallon of water. Stir until completely disolved. Then spray on leaves both under and over […]
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Grilled Potatoes With Asparagus

Grilled Potatoes With Asparagus This Dish is very simple, but a must try for summer grilling. Grilled Potatoes with Asparagus Serves 4 Ingredients: 3 red potatoes sliced 1/4 inch thickness 2 white potatoes sliced 1/4 inch thickness 5 spears of asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces 1 Tsp. Salt 1 Tsp. Pepper 2 Tbs. olive oil 1 Tbs. […]
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Tips for Growing Bigger Onions

How To Grow Bigger Onions Often times people look at onions in the store and think, "these are HUGE But I can never grow them like this in a million years." I was one of those people, and often times we try so hard, but only to find out we have golfballs instead of softballs when […]
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Resurrecting Long Lost Vegetable Varieties

It seems like a horror story for gardeners. How could some of the "classic" varieties, really not be all that classic? Many people who were around in the 40's and 50's know all to well these very flavorful vegetable varieties that were once the staple of the classic home garden. Varieties like "John Baer" Tomato, […]
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DIY Fruit and Vegetable wash

DIY Fruit & Veg Wash We can't always grow everything we would like to grow, sometimes it is not in season, other times it is not possible to be grown in your climate. This quick and simple trick will allow you to ensure your fruit and vegetables are free of pesticides, fungicides, dirt, and other […]
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How I Make a DIY Garden Stamp

DIY GARDEN STAMP  The garden stamp is a great tool for ensuring even spacing between plants when direct seeding, and it also ensures proper seed depth. I set out to devise a method of making a DIY version since the original model costs around $10-15. A bit to expensive. Little to my surprise Imade one for […]
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Frozen, Dehydrated, Pickled, or Canned Which is better?

FOOD PRESERVATION WARS Obviously Fresh is best. But we can’t always have fresh 365 days a year, and certain fruits and vegetables are not available at different times during the year. So what is the next best option? Many people argue about the nutrient loss in foods as they become preserved. This is somewhat true, but […]
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Using Antacid Tablets to Cure Blossom End Rot (BER)

A CHEAP CURE FOR BLOSSOM END ROT (BER) Antacid tablets (tums), Everyone has them. But did you know it will work to cure the most common problem with tomatoes?  Blossom End Rot (BER) is a calcium deficiancy in the tomato. This is seen by the very evident black moldy spot on the bottom of the […]
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Farmers Almanac Prediction for Summer of 2014

  The farmers almanac has always been a little part of folklore when it comes to gardening or farming. The Farmers almanac is a long term prediction as to what the upcoming season will be.  According to the weather channel "The farmers almanac uses nothing but historical trends to predict what the weather will be, […]
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Vermont to Require GMO Labeling

Vermont to Require GMO Labeling Yesterday, the Vermont House of Representatives passed a rather iconic bill that will make it the first state in the U.S. to require food makers to label products containing genetically engineered crops. Governor Peter Shumlin says he plans to sign the bill. Other states have similar legislation in progress. And while Connecticut […]
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Organic Vs. Inorganic

I get asked all the time if I would do a pro and con list of organic vs. inorganic. I wish I could say I have been organic my entire life, but I was using miracle grow long before I was using compost, worm castings, and rock dust, I was simply using what I has available […]
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Why Start With A Small Garden?

What I think of when I think of the word Garden, I think of a cute little plot in england, or behind a log cabin. Why do I think that? I have no clue. I have always liked the quaint aspect of a garden, But yet the size of a large one is awe inspiring. […]
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Semi Cooked? Possibly the New Health Craze?

Everyone knows about raw, and the benefits of raw. But one of the things that comes with raw is cold. You cannot have raw food, and have it even warm. The theory is that many of the beneficial enzymes get killed at temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit. This reduces the nutrient levels, and the overall […]
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Biodegradable huh?

I am not sure if I have been the only one who has experienced this, but I would strongly recommend people stop using the expandable peat pellets. I am not someone who likes to sugar coat things, and let me tell you. They are easy and that is about it. The numerous companies that sell […]
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Why I Compost with Worms

As I walk into the store with a request for bad food scraps, I get asked all the time, “What are you going to do with all this bad food?”  My answer is simple, “I am going to feed it to my worms to turn Americas wasteful habits into some of the richest organic food […]
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How To Make The Ultimate Organic DIY Potting Mix

The ultimate potting mix is great for growing in containers, transplanting seedlings, and even starting seedlings. Here is the recipe I use: – 1 part peat moss OR coco coir – 1 part worm castings – 1 part perlite – 2 tablespoons humic acid(per gallon of mix) – 1 cup glacial rock dust (per gallon per […]