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Overwintering Plants Grown in Pots: Indoors & Outdoors

Summer is tapering off at the time of writing, and although the weather is still nice, us gardeners know that it’s better to start thinking about winter prep sooner rather than later. In cooler zones (USDA 4-5 in my case), that includes overwintering potted plants. How do you do it? Should they be outdoors or …

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10 Best Ways to Preserve Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: (Winter Pantry)

There are so many great ways to preserve fresh seasonal produce from your garden or the farmers’ markets (or your community grocer). Let’s have a look at 10 different methods to preserve fresh seasonal produce for the Winter pantry and to use in cold-weather cooking. Jump to: Freezing | Dehydrating | Pickling | Canning | …

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Indoor Vertical Gardening: a Beginners guide

We’re all well aware of the benefits of growing your own food: it’s tasty, it’s cheap and it’s fun. But what if you don’t have a big garden to grow your vegetables, fruits and herbs in? No worries if you’re a city dweller or lack space. Indoor gardening isn’t just for houseplants! You can grow …

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Growing Food without the Land: Vertical Gardening

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Growing your own food isn’t just for people with huge plots of land. If you have a balcony, deck or small city garden, you can grow vegetables, fruits and herbs. Vertical gardening is the way to go, and it doesn’t have …

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14 Cost-Effective Vegetables to Grow | Gardening to Save Money

A vegetable garden can help keep your family’s grocery budget down, but which crops should you be growing? Let’s have a look at 14 cost-effective vegetables to get you the most bang for your buck (and 6 that will not). Gardening to save money is easy and fun. Jump to: Deciding Budget for Vegetable Garden …

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Late Fall Garden Pruning: Finishing Preparations for Winter

To prune or not to prune – this is an important question to ask in late fall as we prepare our gardens for winter. By Cyndy Crist It’s the kind of question I’ve been pondering as a strange fall has left me struggling to decide when to complete the final tasks in my garden.  Yes, …

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Growing Food in Pots for Decks, Patios or Balconies

For many people in urban settings, growing tomatoes and edible plants in pots is necessary due to space constraints (or lack of an aread with 6 hours of direct sunlight). This video and post explains the 6 key requirements for growing food in containers or pots.  Benefits of Growing Food in Pots As noted above, …

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Growing Tomatoes in the City: Backyard, Decks or Balconies

There is really nothing that compares in flavor to a homegrown tomato. For those living in urban areas, there are certainly some specific challenges. These but these limitations can often be overcome with a little research and imagination. Here are some ideas to consider if you want to experience the flavor of home-grown tomatoes, and …

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