The Importance of Using Natural Pesticides

Many farmers and gardeners use chemicals to kill bugs that harm their crops. These pesticides are an environmental and health hazard. Often local governments spray pesticides to combat mosquitoes and other insect infestations, and these sprays can drift… who knows where. Understandably, we all want to protect our crops and maximize production. It shouldn’t be […]

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10 Ways to Have Healthy Soil

Growing vegetables in your own garden is a great way to save money and eat more healthily. We grow our own veggies so that we will have fewer chemicals in our foods, but what we may not realize is our garden soil could be polluted. Here are ten quick ways to have healthy soil, safe […]

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How to Get Rid of Garden Slugs Naturally

Have you noticed little silvery trails on some of your chewed plant leaves? You just may have slugs in your garden. Slugs can be a big problem when it comes to plants and vegetables.  As vegetable gardeners, we hate to see the fruits of our labor destroyed by slugs.  If you’re gardening organically, getting rid […]

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How to Build a Compost

Building your own compost heap has many rewards. Not only will you be helping the planet by recycling and putting waste back into the “earth” but you can also make one of the most nutrient-rich soils for your garden plants and vegetables – a win/win situation for all. Here’s how to do it: Prepare the […]

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Grow Some Edible Flowers

Grow some edible flowers when you consider what to plant in your garden. Why not grow them in containers close to your kitchen door? With their bright colors and flavors ranging from sweet to spicy, they can make your meals fun. It’s possible to use them in all kinds of dishes, from appetizers to desserts. […]

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