What Seedlings Can You Start In February? [Planting Guide]
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What Seedlings Can You Start In February? [Planting Guide]

February is usually a dreary month, but it’s also a great month to get started on your garden (I have!). I’m sure you’re wondering “What seedlings can you start in February?,” and you might even think I’m a little bit crazy (I probably am).   February is a rather ambitious time of year to start…

13 Best Winter Vegetables To Grow: Ultimate Guide
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13 Best Winter Vegetables To Grow: Ultimate Guide

What are the best winter vegetables to grow?   This year, we purchased a 10 foot by 12 foot greenhouse just so we can grow more vegetables in the colder months here in Southeast Missouri. Just because the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping, it doesn’t mean that you have to set…

Control Pests In Your Garden Organically With Essential Oils
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Control Pests In Your Garden Organically With Essential Oils

If you use essential oils in your home, you can also use them to rid your garden of unwanted pests that will try to steal your harvest.   At least, that’s what we do.   Nothing is more frustrating than to spend lots of time and energy trying to grow cabbages than to go out…

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…