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Classic crops, such as tomatoes, lettuce, and potatoes, are classics for a reason. Still, if you want to add some unusual, weird, and exciting colors and flavors to your garden, you might want to try some of these fruits and vegetables. Unusual and weird fruits and vegetables like black carrots, snake beans, Jerusalem artichokes, horned …

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Sick of the old dehydrated banana chips or beef jerky? Here are 49 different weird things to dehydrate! From liver snacks for the dog to wine leather for you, sauerkraut salt & vinegar chips to preserved mushrooms, we’ve collected them all.  I really love pushing appliances to their limits and using them to their full …

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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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When you are determining what to plant in June, it is important to take a range of environmental factors – including your USDA planting zone – into account.  Depending on where you live in the US, June can be the beginning of the outdoors growing season, or mark the beginning of the warm summer harvesting …

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From asparagus to zucchini, Nova Scotia’s climate supports the growth of a wide variety of vegetables. With careful timing and the ideal cultivars, any gardener can produce a bounty to be proud of and share! There are a few nuances about gardening in the Maritimes, though. So – which are the best vegetables to grow in …

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Welcome to British Columbia, home of the mildest climate in Canada. If you’re new to the province, you might be wondering what that means for you as a gardener. Spoiler: It’s good! With a little careful timing, most vegetables will thrive in British Columbia. British Columbia’s Climate  I know you’re excited! But, before planting anything, …

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Is cabin fever wearing you down? Ready to play in the garden despite it being the coldest stretch of the year? Break out your thickest gardening gloves and a coat because there are a few plants you can start, even in December.  Before beginning, be sure to check out the USDA Plant Zone Hardiness Map …

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The 5 gallon bucket garden offers a uniquely flexible and transportable take on gardening. You don’t actually have to use a 5 gallon bucket – any bucket will do! Bucket gardening is an affordable, easy way for people in any living situation to incorporate some homegrown veggies into their lifestyle. Let’s explore some of the …

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