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5 Modern Homestead Garden Ideas to Make You More Self-Sufficient

Small greenhouse in a garden in the Netherlands

Growing your own garden is an amazing way to enhance your outdoor space aesthetically and provisionally. With a modern homestead garden, you reap not only that which you sow but also an opportunity for self-sufficiency! To strive towards a self-sufficient garden, take a look at the space you have available. Do you have a large …

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How to Prepare Your Garden for the First Frost

Shelter roses for the winter

With summer gone and your fall garden in full swing, you may already dream of spring blooms. However, before you reap the rewards of fall planting, you must prepare your garden for the first frost. While there are many fall gardening tasks, one of the most important is protecting your yard from the impending cool weather. Below, you’ll discover everything …

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7 Tips For Planting A Fall Vegetable Garden

Work in autumn garden, digging in soil, preparing ground for planting, autumn gardening.

Fall is a busy time for gardeners. There’s harvesting, clean up, and prep for next year, but what about planting a fall garden? It may seem daunting, and with winter fast approaching, you may be wondering if you even have time. You may be ready to pack away the trowels, but fall gardening can be …

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7 Shrubs You Should Never Plant in Your Yard

Yellow flowers of common tansy, Tanacetum vulgare. Plant of Tansy Tanacetum vulgare, Common Tansy. Selective focus

Choosing the best shrubs for your outdoor space is no easy feat. Considering a few important things to avoid can be the difference between enjoying your yard versus your next full-time job. Growing conditions differ based on cultivating zones. An unwanted plant in one zone may be valuable in another. If you aren’t already familiar …

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How To Prevent Powdery Mildew On Your Squash Plants

powdery mildew on cucurbits

Has your squash plant been covered in a layer of white powder lately? If so, you’re likely dealing with powdery mildew – a common fungal infection that can be tricky to treat. It’s important to know how powdery mildew affects squash plants, and what you can do to protect them. Keep reading to know how …

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6 Ways to Protect Your Garden From Frost

Rosebud in autumn after a night frost

Gardening is all about preparing for the next season and making sure the conditions are just right so your plants don’t die off unexpectedly. With cold weather approaching, it’s time to start prepping for the winter months and thinking about how to stop frost in its path. Frost loves to wreak havoc on gardens which …

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How to Grow Epazote in Your Herb Garden

Epazote plant in mexico food

Epazote (Dysphania ambrosioides) is a unique and pungent herb commonly used in Mexican cuisine. It grows as a perennial herb in its native environment of South America, Central America, and southern Mexico, but in cooler climates, it acts as an annual. Epazote is drought-resistant, sun-loving, and easy to grow. If you want to get your …

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