Epsom Salt: 5 Reasons to Try it in Your Garden

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It is widely known that Epsom Salt has many benefits for the human body and improves our health in multiple ways. Whether it is flushing toxins, reducing inflammation, increasing nerve function, easing muscle pain, acting as a laxative, or remedying migraine headaches, Epsom salt is here to help us heal and feel better. It does not end there, however, as there are several more uses for Epsom salt, one of which is in your veggie … [Read more...]

The Unloved but Delicious Black Heirloom Tomato

The exotic Black Krim, named after the Crimean Peninsula in the Ukraine. Photo from Tomato Fest

Ok they aren’t really black in most cases, but more a shade of dark purple to, in extreme cases, chocolate, but these wonderful heirloom varieties often date back hundreds of years and range from such rich beefsteak tomatoes as the Purple Cherokee to the berry sized Black Cherry.Popular varietiesMany of these are Russian/Ukrainian in origin to include the very tasty green-topped Black Krim, the rich, the slightly sweet Black Russian, … [Read more...]

5 Indoor Garden Plants to Help get you Through Winter

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As the winds blow snow piles up and ice accumulates, we find ourselves looking out of the fogged up window into our grey garden and sigh. However, the savvy gardener without a greenhouse keeps in mind these cold days and moves to set up a small indoor grow for when Jack Frost comes. Here are five easy to grown veggie/spices that can help keep some green in your life.RosemaryLong treasured for its ability to help improve health, this … [Read more...]

Seven Delicious Fall Vegetables, Besides Pumpkins (with Recipes)

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I love fall and the variety of vegetables that are now readily at my disposable. Unlike the light and airy offerings of summer, fall veggies tend to be savory comfort foods that help take your mind off the cold setting in outside, and the gardens that will soon be freezing over. Unfortunately, with our culture’s pumpkin obsession, many other fall vegetables are getting forgotten. So, I made a quick list of some of the season's best produce to … [Read more...]

Tips for Fall Garden Preparation

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As the summer season comes to a close, it’s time take stock of the condition of your garden. If you have decided to plant a second season harvest, there is a good chance you have already removed the debris from your summer plants. But, if you have yet to plant your fall crops or are planning on retiring to the warmth indoors, now is the time to give your garden some attention.Follow these quick and easy tips to keep your garden in pristine … [Read more...]

Zucchini Three Ways

Zucchini Spaghetti

Garden tomatoes get a lot of attention, and even though their plants tend to produce in abundance, the other vegetable that is taking up a considerable amount of room in my kitchen is zucchini.Zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables you can grow. Because of its mild taste, chefs have been known to throw it into multiple dishes, and substitute it for regular items. Sure, you can grill it, sauté it, and bake it, but you can also get … [Read more...]

Unconventional Planters

Unconventional Planters

The great thing about gardens is that most of them can fit anywhere. This is why you may be able to repurpose junk from your garage into a unique garden---you just need to get a bit creative. Planters are also ideal for indoors when the weather doesn’t allow for outdoor growing. Though there are a ton of options, here are just a few of my favorites to get you inspired to plant an unconventional garden.WheelbarrowsThat old wheelbarrow … [Read more...]

Tips for the Lazy Gardener

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I'm ashamed to admit that sometimes I play the role of the lazy gardener. When I first started gardening, I pictured myself spending evenings and weekends tending to my garden, creating pristine and perfect plots. But the longer I actually gardened, the more I realized that not only is a perfect garden nearly unattainable, but after a long day of work, pruning plants, pulling weeds, and digging holes is not at the top of my priority list. So … [Read more...]

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