How To Grow A Hundred Pounds Of Potatoes In A Barrel

Health benefits of potatoes Potatoes are edible plant tubers first cultivated in the Andes region of South America.Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like potatoes decreases the risk of obesity, and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, overall …

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3 Ways to Use Lavender Flowers to Freshen Laundry

Aside from its great scent and natural beauty, here’s another reason to grow organic lavender in your garden: to freshen your laundry! Here are three ways to use lavender from your garden to freshen laundry. And, you can make all of these yourself! We’ve even included tips to harvest and …

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Raise The Roots On Your Food

The first “room” in my backyard plan was made up of seven raised beds. I didn’t understand agriscape design (elegant edible landscaping) at the time. I just knew I wanted to grow healthier food. I played around with gardening a bit over the years, but I became serious about growing …

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How To Eco-Fit Your Garden

Urban areas are not very appropriate for eco-gardening, as the environment is not a suitable one. But John Walker has found an ingenious way to eco-fit your garden and shares the secret it all in his book ‘How to Create an Eco Garden’. The essential part, as the article says, …

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12 Apps Every Gardener Should Download Right Now

Whether you tend a garden to grow food or to beautify your outdoor spaces, working in the soil carries many benefits beyond fruit and flowers. Gardening can be hard work, but you can make it easier on yourself this season with the help of one of these gardening-centric smartphone apps: …

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WHAT TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN IN NOVEMBER

In November we begin to put the garden in order for winter. Clearing the last of the fallen leaves, planting tulips and composting the last remnants of summer from the borders. It is also a time to start afresh in the garden, review horticultural successes and failures, and plan for …

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How to Grow Mulberry Trees

Native to China and Japan, the white mulberry tree (Morus alba) has been cultivated for thousands of years there, where it is the preferred food source of silk worms. In the early 1800s, enterprising settlers brought white mulberry trees to the U.S., hoping to start a silk industry here. Unfortunately, silk production …

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How To Dry Herbs From the Garden

Drying herbs is the healthiest and most traditional way to preserve herbs for later use. There are several methods for drying herbs, but the goal is always the same. The herbs need to be dried thoroughly but retain their oil for maximum benefit and flavor. The first step is to …

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