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…

Get Rid Of Wasps Naturally and Practically For Free!
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Get Rid Of Wasps Naturally and Practically For Free!

If your organic garden has been invaded by wasps, chances are you’re probably wondering how to get rid of wasps naturally.   While they make great pollinators, unfortunately, if wasps have decided you’re invading their territory, you might be getting stung – which can put a damper on any fun garden activities very quickly.  …

Maximize Space & Get Bigger Harvests With A Vertical Garden!
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Maximize Space & Get Bigger Harvests With A Vertical Garden!

What do you do when the place you call home doesn’t have room to accommodate your love of gardening?   What do you do when you want to feed your family as frugally as possible without sacrificing nutrition or resorting to frequent fast food meals?   How about re-thinking your living space?   Vertical gardening…

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…

Planting A Homestead Orchard With Dwarf Fruit Trees
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Planting A Homestead Orchard With Dwarf Fruit Trees

Planting a homestead orchard with fruit trees was a priority as soon as we bought our farm.   Our homestead already had a small pecan orchard planted, and to our delight there also was a young black walnut tree.    Our first year, we harvested over 100 pounds of pecans, and we couldn’t even gather them…

10 Ways To Use Banana Peels In Your Garden As Fertilizer
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10 Ways To Use Banana Peels In Your Garden As Fertilizer

If you have kids, you likely have a lot of banana peels floating around. Trashing them seems like kind of a waste so why not recycle them instead – in your garden. Did you know banana peels make one of the best fertilizers out there? I didn’t until I started researching it. Turns out, banana…