Mini Medicinal Herb Garden

Short on space?  Space shouldn’t stop you from planting a small medicinal herb garden.  The garden can be in a small raised bed or in pots on the patio. A four-by-four foot raised bed is huge when planned and planted wisely with the right herbs.  A mini-herb garden for medicinal purposes can be tucked into a corner of the…

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Preserving in the Garden

What is preserving in the garden?  It is a method of leaving as much produce in the garden so that you don’t spend time and energy canning, drying or freezing.  Some vegetables such as parsley, lettuce, spinach, endive, chicory, mustard, Swiss chard and Chinese cabbage can stand a light frost without damage.  Dry hay or leaves may be put…

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Spring and Planting Thoughts

Over the past few years I’ve planted several different heirloom varieties of tomato. It’s easy to pick up a plant from the local nursery, but more variety is available if started from seed. Heirloom varieties come in all shapes, colors and taste. Give it a try and see what you think! The “TOP 10” Tomato Descriptions Black Cherry –…

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Tomato Heaven – Spring is Coming!

So far this month I’ve only decided on one vegetable to plant. Tomato! I also may need to rethink the garden layout since I’ll be planting about 15 different varieties of tomato! Yes, I got a little crazy with my seeds this year and I’ve also ordered more! This summer the pressure canner will be working overtime. Instead of…

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