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Growing An Indoor Herb Garden

Developing an indoor herb garden could be a helpful project for anybody. Beginning gardeners will discover it a rewarding very first encounter, and gardeners of any encounter level will discover it an exceptional method to solve the issue of limited outdoor developing space. In any case, it’s an exceptional way for house cooks to maintain a supply […]

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Deciding What to Plant

Looking for Spring The thing I like about planting your own garden is that you can pick which varieties you want to plant. I just love the hybrid pink tomatoes, but there is no way I can buy them at the store. The same with growing your own plants. If you are able to start […]

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Zone 4 Strawberries

Zone 4 Strawberries I got hooked on home grown berries a number of years ago. The berries from the produce section of the store are ok, but nothing like the ones fresh out of a home berry patch. I have quite a selection; I start the season with strawberries, then the red raspberries start to […]

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Start 2011 with Early Peppers

Happy New Year! Are you ready to Plant? I know it is only the end of December, but I am planning on starting my Green Pepper plants in about 2 weeks. Why? Because here in Upper Michigan I don’t trust the weather. There is also something about the green plants that boost my moral in […]

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Canning Fruit and Vegetables

I know its early. But I just thought I would touch on this. I don’t think canning is really a dieing art. But with today’s busy life style it is clearly not as popular. But will the economy bring it back? There are some fruits and vegetables I prefer canned, and some I prefer frozen. […]

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How to start a Strawberry Bed-Zone 4 Strawberries

I was out hunting mushrooms and came across some ripe wild strawberries. They are so good but also so small. They are no match for the present day strawberry plants we have available today. If you have wanted to start a strawberry bed but missed your opportunity this past spring. Get your garden area for […]

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How to test the soil in your Vegetable Garden

It is a good idea to test your soil in an existing garden every 2 to 3 years. Don’t wait until you start having problems. By doing regular testing you can stay on top of it. Especially soil ph. Even if you have a good fertilization technique, the ph still can change. I don’t think […]

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How good is the soil in your Vegetable Garden?

When I first started gardening my soil was 98% sugar sand. I can remember thinking what kind of a vegetable garden is this going to be? To my surprise with some work it grew some of the nicest squash and melons I had ever tasted. Unfortunately, we can’t always choose the type of soil we […]

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Tips for keeping Deer out of your vegetable garden and away from your fruit trees

This is a problem I have dealt with all of my gardening life. If you live in an area with a large deer population then you know this problem can be huge. There is nothing more disappointing then to have a very nice garden full of vegetables and have it wiped out or destroyed in […]

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How to Grow Blueberries in your backyard zone 4 garden

Delicious blueberries in the summer-beautiful red ornamental leaves in the fall. To grow high bush blueberries in zone four at one time was almost impossible. Though the years the development of new varieties has made it very possible. I guess for the most part it is kind of an in-between. The plants don’t get as […]

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