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Watering The Garden – How To Avoid The 3 Most Common Mistakes!

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:19

When it comes to watering the garden, how, when and how much you water makes all the difference! Although watering vegetable plants can seem like a trivial task, there really is a science behind proper watering techniques. Bad watering habits

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Sweet Tomato Jam Recipe – Out Of This World Tomato Flavor!

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35

Sweet tomato jam – where have you been all my life? I first tried sweet tomato jam at a local bistro years ago.  A friend of mine had ordered an appetizer that consisted of toasted baguette, crackers and a variety

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Creating A DIY Paver Patio – 5 Big Keys To A Successful Project

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 12:08

Whether it’s a patio or a sitting area tucked away in the corner of your yard, a DIY paver patio can add visual interest and beauty to your landscape.  In addition to their great look, they also have big advantages

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Why You Need To Prune Tomatoes and Peppers – And How To Do It!

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:20

When you prune tomatoes and peppers, good things happen in your garden! If there is one simple chore in the summer that can make a big difference to harvesting a healthy and faster-ripening crop, it’s pruning. Both tomatoes and peppers

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How To Easily Freeze Spinach – A Great Way To Preserve Fresh Spinach

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 12:40

How to Freeze Spinach… Do you rely on frozen spinach boxes in the middle of winter for your dips, soups and casseroles? Why not do it yourself and freeze spinach from a fresh batch this summer? Every year it seems

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The Farm, House and Garden Photo Update – One Year After Breaking Ground!

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 12:01

The Farm, House and Garden Photo Update One Year Later. It’s hard to believe that it has been one year since we broke ground on building our Simple House at the farm! And in those 365 days that have passed

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How To Protect Cucumber Plants From Beetles And Powdery Mildew

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:23

Looking for ways to protect cucumber plants from the onslaught of beetles and disease?  Cucumbers are the second most popular vegetable grown in home gardens, playing second fiddle to only the beloved tomato. Gardeners everywhere simply love to grow and

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Grandma’s Zucchini Relish Recipe – Passed Down For Decades

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:06

Most people make relish out of cucumbers, but my Grandma was always known for her zucchini relish recipe.  Since Grandma passed this recipe down to me, I have absolutely fallen in love with it. It requires very little ingredients to

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How To Eradicate Weeds From Overtaking Your Garden. Make Gardening Easy!

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 12:49

How to eradicate weeds from the garden and make gardening fun… “Can you please tell me how to stop weeds from overtaking my garden!” Every garden season, that is the question that arrives in our inbox almost daily. Weeds can

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4 Keys To Keep A Newly Planted Garden Growing Strong And Healthy

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:06

When it comes to a newly planted garden, a little attention now can pay off big later! The first few weeks after planting is a critical time for vegetable plants. It is when tender seedlings and transplants are at their

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Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe – Better and Healthier Than Store Bought!

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 13:04

Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on the can of Sloppy Joes sauce? If you haven’t, the most likely first ingredient will be High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). Don’t stop reading there, you may also find regular corn

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Fertilizing Vegetable Gardens Organically – When, How And What To Use!

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 12:11

When it comes to fertilizing vegetable gardens, nothing can top good old, time-tested organic solutions! Not only are they safe to use on the plants that will feed your family, they are extremely economical. Organic fertilizers, with their natural nutrients,

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How To Support Tomato Plants Easily – And Why It’s So Important!

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:29

When you support tomato plants and pepper plants properly, good things happen in the garden! Keeping your tomato and pepper plants off the ground plays a big role in the overall success of your crop. In fact, for as much

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3 Great Ways To Preserve Strawberries – And How To Store Fresh!

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:06

Strawberry season is among us which means we begin to receive many questions on how we preserve strawberries so the fruit can be enjoyed all year-long.  There is nothing more satisfying than taking a bite out of a fresh picked

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Creating An Inexpensive DIY Outdoor Pizza Oven – Wood Fired Cooking!

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:08

The DIY Outdoor Pizza Oven Project. Trying our hand at building a little outdoor living fun. Sometimes, you simply have to take a risk and try your hand at something you haven’t the slightest idea how to do. And when

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How To Protect Your Garden From Cabbage Worms And Moths – Naturally!

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:11

Anyone who has ever grown cabbage, broccoli or cauliflower knows the damage cabbage worms and cabbage moths can do! One day your plants are healthy and vibrant, and then suddenly it looks like they have become riddled with holes like

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Canning Equipment – The Must-Have Tools For Canning Season

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:03

Whether you are new to canning or an experienced canner, having the right canning equipment is crucial.  As canning season approaches, we thought we would answer some frequently asked questions about what type of canning equipment that we use and

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Our Top 10 Garden Tips Of All Time! Sharing 5 Years Of Gardening Love

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 12:15

Celebrating our 5th year Anniversary sharing the articles from our top 10 garden tips of all time! It’s hard to believe that this month marks our 5th year of writing our weekly garden articles. Who knew when we started Old World

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Succession Planting – How To Get The Most From Your Garden This Year!

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:20

If there is one simple gardening method that can help feed your family consistently, its succession planting. Succession planting is all about sowing the right amount of seed to have plants to feed your family for a specific period of time. As

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5 Secrets To Making The Perfect Potato Salad – Amish Potato Salad Recipe Included

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:06

Making potato salad doesn’t have to be complicated. There are a few key steps that will help you make the perfect potato salad each and every time! 5 Secrets To Making The Perfect Potato Salad   1. Pick the Right

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