Vegetable, Fruit Tree, and Edible Gardens

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The Most Productive Squash Variety to Grow Right Now

Do you grow certain vegetables that you like to push the limits with? Those veggies you plant earlier than others and try to get a bigger harvest out of, or maybe even multiple succession plantings? Well, watch the video below to hear the guys from Hoss Tools talk about pushing the limits with their crops, …

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The Building Blocks of a Food Forest – Create a Forest Floor

A forest lives on a fallen forest. That means, to grow a sustainable food forest, we need to recreate a forest. Our current way of growing fruit trees is in the way of orchards. We space our trees a certain distance apart. We get rid of all the weeds and grass underneath and bring in …

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How to Harvest Mint Leaves for Tea and Many Other Things

Mint is one of the herbs you must grow in your garden, or in containers around the house. It’s incredibly easy to grow and its versatility has no bounds. Here’s how to harvest mint leaves for tea, meals, and medicinal purposes. How to Harvest Mint Leaves There is no trick to harvesting mint leaves. Mint …

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Easy to Grow Vegetables

We don’t have to grow red tomatoes anymore, or yellow corn. Vegetables now come in the most beautiful colors, from deep chocolate to pink to zebra-striped. Here are my top 10 easy to grow, most beautiful vegetables to grow in your garden this year. Scroll down for more info on each variety! Radish Crayon Colors …

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Win a Garden Tower 2! Garden Tower Project’s Grow Your Own Spring Giveaway

Here’s one of the best giveaways for container vegetable growers! Garden Tower Project is giving away 12 of their Garden Tower 2 vertical container gardening systems. The Garden Tower 2 is valued at $359 (on special at the time of writing, RRP $489). A pretty awesome price to win! Let me introduce you to the …

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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners – Best Free Resources for Starting a Garden

There is a great number of helpful articles on the web about vegetable gardening for beginners. I’ve compiled this list for you as an overview of the very best resources to help you grow a vegetable garden from scratch. I’ve started with online resources. They are all free. My next article will be on the …

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Yellow Flowering Herbs – 13 Most Beautiful Herbs With Yellow Flowers

Yellow, the color of the sun. There’s something about yellow flowering herbs. Somehow they make you feel warm and sunny, and they radiate goodness. It goes without saying that you can’t just go around eating every herb with yellow flowers, you need to make sure you know, without a doubt, which plant it is. Foraging …

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Best Plants to Grow in Your Survival Garden Part 2 – 16 Must-Grow Perennial Edibles

Grow these usual perennials in your survival garden: they’re the plants that keep on giving! When building a survival garden, trying to organize planting schedules every year for your annual plants can get difficult. On top of that, if you don’t grow enough of something, or if you aren’t able to preserve the extra amount …

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How to Save Pumpkin Seeds for Planting Next Year, From Fruit to Vine

Our tiny local shop has been doing a fine job of keeping our community well-stocked during isolation. I’m not just grateful for them, but for fellow community members too. Whilst in the shop yesterday, a local man had dropped off a heap of pumpkins, for the shop to give away for free. No better opportunity …

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Tea Plants for Sale – Grow Camellia Plants and Enjoy Homegrown Tea

I love tea! Growing your own tea plants is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your garden. Let’s look at some tea plants for sale, and how to grow the tea plant (Camellia sinensis). Tea has been a part of the human experience since civilization began. It is a great way …

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Best Plants to Grow in your Survival Garden, Part 1: The Basics

With feelings of food insecurity on the rise, starting a survival garden may have crossed your mind more than once. Even though we usually have enough food being produced and sold every day, the current crisis has reminded most of us of the possibility that shelves at the local grocery store may one day be …

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Seed Saving, the Secret to Survival of Your Vegetable Garden & Food Security

It’s all well and good to buy seeds, but what do we do when the shops run out of seeds? Seed saving is the answer here. Not only that, saving your own seeds is rewarding. It makes sure that special vegetable varieties remain available. Seeds are essential to life. Without seeds, we don’t have plants …

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Why You Shouldn’t Grow Vegetables in Raised Gardens

There has been a lot of hype lately about growing plants and vegetables in raised gardens. Are they the right thing for you? Here’s why I say you should avoid raised gardens if you can.   I understand there are benefits of raised gardens and for some of you, it’s just the thing. You can …

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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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Mittleider Gardening Method – More Food From Your Garden!

The Mittleider gardening method is based upon a scientific protocol of cultivating plants in the ground in either raised beds or grow boxes so they can garner the ultimate benefit from the 16 essential nutrients they need to thrive.  The gardening method, created after years of research by Dr. Jacob Mittleider, is centered around the …

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Wild Lettuce vs Dandelion – What’s the Difference between Dandelions and Wild Lettuce?

There are some Dandelion look alikes to look out for when you’re foraging for Dandelion. For example, there’s Wild Lettuce, Hawkbit, and several Cat’s Ears species. It’s really important to know you’re foraging for the right plants, and to know what’s the difference between Dandelion and Wild Lettuce. Let’s compare Wild Lettuce vs Dandelion! Dandelion …

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Total Guide to Moringa – Why You Should Grow the Miracle Tree or Drumstick Vegetable

This is your total guide to Moringa, and why you really should grow the Miracle tree or Drumstick Vegetable! Moringa (also often spelled Morninga) is described as the new kale, for good reason. It is very rich in vitamins, minerals, highly-digestible proteins, and phytochemicals. It may not be all that much better in nutrition than …

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5 Must-Grow Vegetables for Edible Self-Sufficient Gardens

You can grow a lot of basic food crops yourself, even though not many people grow them in their own gardens. You might be used to buying these foods from the shop, but they’re actually quite easy and productive to grow in your own self sufficient garden. How good would it be to not buy …

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How To Grow a Wild Food Forest, Self-Sufficiency Garden

It was like all my Christmases came at once, when, a couple of months ago, my husband’s grandmother offered to pay for $400 worth of fruit trees. I spent a whole day browsing an online fruit tree nursery’s website, researching the varieties on offer, and researching whether they would grow here. Oh, the joy! Chill …

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