9 Essential Oils To Repel Insects Naturally (And Get Your Yard Back)
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9 Essential Oils To Repel Insects Naturally (And Get Your Yard Back)

It’s summer…and it’s buggy. This time of year, the heat and humidity are bad enough, and I break out my go-to essential oils to repel insects when we’re outside.   (This article is based on my new book Organic By Choice: The (Secret) Rebel’s Guide To Backyard Gardening. Grab it on Amazon here!)   I…

3 Ways To Use Rabbit Manure To Improve Your Garden!
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3 Ways To Use Rabbit Manure To Improve Your Garden!

As you probably know, we raise rabbits on our homestead, which means we have a LOT of rabbit manure.   What you may not know is that rabbit manure is one of the easiest to use, yet super healthy, fertilizers for your garden. In this article, I’m going to show you how to use rabbit…

Not Sure What Crops To Grow In May? Here’s Answers! [Planting Guide]
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Not Sure What Crops To Grow In May? Here’s Answers! [Planting Guide]

It’s May, but for different areas of the country, that means different crops you can start!   Here in Zone 7, we’re well under way, and have already harvested our cool weather crops, and my tomato plants have had a sudden growth spurt.   My friends in Zones 3 and 4, however, are just getting…

Grow Paste Tomatoes To Make Your Own Kitchen Pantry Staples
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Grow Paste Tomatoes To Make Your Own Kitchen Pantry Staples

Probably my favorite parts of spring is when I plant seedlings to grow paste tomatoes.   Who doesn’t love the look of the plants in the morning, fresh with an early hour watering?   Personally, I love gauging my tomato’s growth every day, and waiting until the time they turn just perfectly ripe.    …

Use Chicken Manure Tea In Your Garden Like Your Grandparents Did
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Use Chicken Manure Tea In Your Garden Like Your Grandparents Did

Is chicken manure good fertilizer? Chicken manure tea is one of the best plant fertilizers out there, and believe me when I say that your garden is craving it.   Heavy nitrogen feeders like tomatoes require a lot of nutrients, and this year, we’re planning on planting a ton of them.   In the past,…