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A Super Simple Worm Compost System for Your Kitchen Scraps

Are you looking for a way to turn your kitchen scraps into high-value garden food? Worm composting is a great way to do this. When you manage your worm farm correctly (and it’s not hard, I’ll show you how easy it is below!), it pretty much looks after itself, is clean, and doesn’t smell. You …

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20+ White Porch Swing Ideas That’ll Look Amazing in 2020

There’s something about a white porch swing. I’ve seen people upcycle benches with chains to hang them on the porch or patio, they’re such a good idea. I’m looking at adding a white porch swing to my veranda so I’ve rounded up some amazing ideas for white porch swing that’ll look amazing in your yard! …

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How to Eat Zucchini in 87 Different Ways – Use Your Bountiful Zucchini Harvest

If you’re like me, your garden produces an abundance of some vegetables and not enough of others. Zucchinis are growing particularly well this year and I wondered how to eat zucchini in different ways. I’m adding zucchini to lots of meals but as you’ll see, there are more ways to use zucchini than you ever …

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9 Easiest and Most Beautiful Flowering Shrubs for Zones 7 and 8

These are my favorite, easiest, and most beautiful flowering shrubs for zones 7 and 8. I’ve included the gorgeous Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea, Spireas, Weigela, Viburnum, the amazingly fragrant Tea Olive, Azaleas, and some other flowering shrubs that are easy to grow. I promise there’ll be 1 (or 10) you want to add to your garden! …

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How to Till a Small Garden Without a Tiller – 14 Ways of Tilling That Are Not Tractors

How do you till a small garden without a tiller? Even if you’re on a small plot, chances are you’ll still want to till your soil. Tilling makes it easier to plant seeds and seedlings, you can turn compost and fertilizer into the soil, and till weeds and plants that have finished growing into the …

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15 Sturdy Grape Vine Trellis Design Ideas for Your Backyard Arbor

Although they used to grow grapes without a trellis in the old days (and probably still do in many vineyards and gardens), I really prefer my grapes on a grape vine trellis (also know as a grape arbor), especially when they’re getting started. Grape vines can ramble a bit, so without a trellis to train …

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Thoughtful Gardening Gifts for Mom – Best Gifts for Gardeners

I’m a mom and for me, there’s no better gift than something to do with gardening. Plants are my favorite gift, they really are the gift that keeps on giving. A plant is something that will be in mom’s garden forever (well, for a long time anyway) and gives her roses, apples, lavender… Good stuff! …

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How To Keep Rabbits Out of the Garden – 5 Humane Solutions That Work

So, you want to learn how to keep rabbits out of the garden? I don’t blame you; they may be cute, but they’ll make short work of your garden. After spending an entire summer carefully looking after my veggie garden, imagine my horror when the local community of floppy-eared rabbits began chomping through my plants.  …

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