Tag Archive: backyard garden

Jan 03

Links of Interest

Spring just may be here sooner than you think.

Each Sunday we will provide links to some of the more interesting things we have come across. We hope these will entertain and inform you, perhaps save you some time and money as well. A year of gardening Gonnas from Helen Yoest. This will warm your heart. Some interesting places to go in winter. DIY …

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Apr 10

4 Things to Know About Self-Pollination

Spring just may be here sooner than you think.

You don’t need to know how plants are pollinated to grow food, but having some information will help your grow better. The most confusion we see about pollination centers around the terms self-pollination and self-pollinated. Here’s the deal: 1. The term does not refer to a gardener moving pollen from a male flower to a …

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Mar 01

About Starting Seeds Indoors

indoor seed starting

There are probably as many ways to start seeds indoors as there are gardeners. Mandolin suggested we share what we do, in case it might help someone else. It is pretty basic really. We have metal shelves that just fit over our kitchen propane fireplace. This provides a heat source at no additional cost to …

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Dec 21

11 Edibles to Grow in a Survivalist Garden

edible landscaping

You might look at your garden differently if your very existence depended on it. Of course you would consider balanced nutrition, but you also might look at storage ability and depending on where you live, even growing edibles in disguise. Here are a few foods to consider if you want to rely more on your …

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Dec 07

14 Faster Growing Edibles

You might call it fast food, these veggies are ready to eat sooner then their relatives. Whether your season is short or you just want to make the most if it, here are a few suggestions. Most of the information was found from Johnny’s Select Seeds and reprinted with their permission. They specialize in farm …

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Nov 30

10 Varieties of Radish

easy to grow radishes

One of the fastest growing edibles, radishes can be harvested in as little as three weeks after sprouting. They are often used to mark rows of vegetables that take longer to sprout, like carrots and parsnips. Relatives of the cole crops, some radishes can be planted towards the end of summer and stored in cold …

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