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Cutting Costs in the Veggie Garden

Saving our hard-earned dollars is something that is at the forefront of many of our minds these days. In order to make ends meet, we cut corners where we can, which sometimes [...]
  • Drying Herbs by Video Jug
    Something that occupies space in many of our veggie gardens are herbs. No matter what dish you are preparing, the addition of herbs can really make it pop, enhancing taste and aroma. Whether it is basil, rosemary, or cilantro you like the most, sparing space in the garden to grow herbs is a decision you won’t regret. Once you’ve grown a crop of herbs, it is essential that they are stored properly as a means to preserve and use them use them over time. Since herbs are used in small amounts, [...]
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    We’re so glad to have CaliKim join us here on, and so proud to have her amazing gardening videos on our forums! As a matter of fact, CaliKim has just posted five new videos to the CaliKim forum. Check them out below! Butternut Squash Harvest How to Know If Butternut Squash is Ready for Harvest First Winter Garden Pt. 1 – How to Get Seeds Started and What to Plant Are you starting your own winter garden? Have a question for CaliKim? Talk to the gardening [...]
  • Bucket Gardening by McKarion
    An ongoing issue when it comes to vegetable gardening is space, or a lack thereof. So many people wish to have veggie gardens at home but feel they cannot do so because they live in apartments or have very small yards. Despite what may seem like size limitations, it is actually possible to have a veggie garden with only minimal space. One way to do this is by bucket gardening. It is amazing just how far five gallon buckets and planting materials can go in terms of providing your family with [...]
  • Planting Garlic by Off the Grid News
    One of the more versatile items you can grow in the veggie garden is garlic. A member of the Allium (onion) family, garlic is widely used in cooking thanks to the flavor it lends to dishes. Garlic is very easy to plant, grow, and care for in the garden. It also takes up very little space so there is almost always room in any garden for garlic. Other reasons for which garlic is praised are the health benefits it provides. It is low in calories but has plenty of room to pack in nutrients such as [...]
  • Cold Frame by Two Barn Farm
    Depending on the climate you call home, you may have already noticed cooler temperatures as we inch towards fall. Even in tropical areas, temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s have already been seen at night. With September having arrived, it is time to face the reality that fall is quickly approaching. The November 1st Daylight Savings deadline is also looming less than a month away. The question that remains is have you gotten an adequate yield from your garden thus far and if not, do you [...]
  • Raised Beds by Permies
    Have you ever heard a story of garden production that seemed difficult to believe? Perhaps someone shared with you the yield from their garden and it left you scratching your head in doubt because in comparison to your garden’s yield, the numbers simply didn’t seem attainable. Although it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the numbers someone else might give you, it actually is possible to reach high yields such as those on your own. Here are some suggestions to help you achieve such numbers [...]
  • Upside Down Tomatoes by Instructables
    For many of us, garden space is at a premium. This sometimes makes it so that we must choose between what we really want to plant and what we have room to plant. Although such decisions may riddle some of us with despair, this is when we should stop looking sadly into the dirt and instead look hopefully towards the sky to locate a spot from which we can grow tomatoes upside down. Sure, it may sound silly to grow tomatoes upside down but this method has actually proven to be quite successful. By [...]
  • Green Beans by Bowwow Times
    A good color to have in your veggie garden is green, especially when that green belongs to green beans also known as string beans or French beans. There are many reasons to grow and eat green beans aside from great taste alone. Health benefits aplenty can be had thanks to the consumption of green beans which is all the more reason to add them to your garden. For starters, green beans have been linked to decreased risk of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. They are also [...]
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    With over 4.8 million views on YouTube, CaliKim has become a force within the gardening world. From videos that highlight how to grow vegetables & fruits to videos that showcase DIY projects, CaliKim will help you to cultivate a rich, bountiful garden. Our favorite CaliKim videos are: How To Build a Strawberry Crate For Under $20 How To Plant Tomato Seeds Indoors How To Propogate Basil Watch all of CaliKim’s videos here & be sure register on the forum to ask her any gardening related [...]
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    We all get a little sweet tooth now and then. Sometimes you just need that little bit of sweet to satiate your palate and nothing else will quite do. You may reach for a cupcake or a brownie in order to placate yourself, but the fact of the matter is you’re not the only one who likes a sweet little pick me up. The plants in your garden enjoy it as well. If you ever attend a farmer’s market in south Mississippi, you will see a line for cookies. Devotedly patrons wait for their piece of the [...]
  • Penny Ball by Deb Kolar
    A common problem with which gardeners are faced is the presence of slugs. These creatures are a type of mollusk that can be described as snails without shells. They can vary in length but usually top out at close to two inches in length. Though you may not always get a visual on them, a telltale sign is the slime trail left behind as they move about. Slugs are a problem because they can do a lot of damage to gardens. In addition to chewing leaves, they are known to feast on fruits and [...]


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