When to Start Seeds Indoors Planning Guide
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When to Start Seeds Indoors Planning Guide

Ready to start your garden, and wondering when to start seeds indoors under lights?   Well, I got answers for you. And it won’t even cost you a dime.   This article is an excerpt from my best selling book, Organic By  Choice: The (Secret) Rebel’s Guide To Backyard Gardening. You can buy it on…

5 Minute Hack to Dry More Herbs Faster!
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5 Minute Hack to Dry More Herbs Faster!

Do you grow organic herbs so your chickens have them all year long? Or maybe you like making herbal teas?   As you know, there’s a short window of time to harvest herbs while they’re at their peak. In a few months, they’ll all be buried under snow and frost!   Right now, we have…

Save Seeds From Tomatoes, Beans, & Peas For A Self-Sufficient Garden!
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Save Seeds From Tomatoes, Beans, & Peas For A Self-Sufficient Garden!

If you’re a new gardener, chances are you’re wondering how to save seeds.   Maybe you want a self-sufficient backyard farm, or loved the taste of this year’s tomatoes and want to try to grow them again next year.   On our farm, we try to save seeds so we can have a consistent harvest…

We Used These 2 Easy Seed Tricks Before Planting & Got A Bigger Harvest!
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We Used These 2 Easy Seed Tricks Before Planting & Got A Bigger Harvest!

Nothing is more frustrating than planting seeds only to have just a few (or none) actually sprout (we’ve all been there).   We used these 2 super simple hacks to help our seeds sprout – and ended up with more veggies than we can harvest!   And these are two tricks you can easily repeat…

Naturally Get Rid Of Insects In Your Home With Essential Oils
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Naturally Get Rid Of Insects In Your Home With Essential Oils

I don’t like insects outdoors, and I REALLY hate them indoors.   We used to use chemical sprays, especially against ants and cockroaches (and let’s face it, those traps just don’t cut it, plus there’s always a chance a stray kid or cat will get involved with it.)   With children and pets, however, those…