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Get Your Soil Ready For Planting

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Healthy soil is the first step to healthy productive plants. It’s important to feed your soil and prepare it before you plant each season.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. I prepare my soil by doing a few things. First, I add lots of compost. If you make your own, […]

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Planting Citrus: 4 Questions to Ask

4 questions to ask when planting citrus

The sweet-smelling blossoms, year-round greenery and tasty fruit of citrus trees are easy to love. If you live in an area warm enough to plant citrus (normally USDA Zones 8-11), the hard part is deciding which citrus tree to plant. 1. Do I want to eat this for the next 20 years? Citrus trees are […]

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7 Best Recipes for Swiss Chard

7 best recipes for swiss chard

You’ve grown it…now what to do with it? Here are 7 of my favorite recipes for swiss chard. These recipes will help you use the swiss chard you are growing in your garden or get in your CSA basket but aren’t quite sure how to use. Winter Minestrone Soup – I substitute lots of chopped […]

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Garden Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta

Garden Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta

Garden Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta When I have garden-fresh Roma tomatoes and basil, this is our one of our favorite ways to eat them. Dinner comes together quickly and you can’t beat the flavor of home-grown tomatoes and basil!  3-4 T. extra virgin olive oil (divided) 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 white onion, diced […]

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Learn More About Growing Asparagus

Six Things to Know Before You Plant Asparagus

Unlike most vegetables, asparagus is a perennial, meaning it lives for more than two seasons. It takes a couple of years to mature before you can harvest and enjoy it, but it lasts for many years. Asparagus stalks increase in circumference and number over time — it definitely gets better with age. 1. Understand the […]

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Labeling Trees: The Last Step in Planting

The one thing you must do when you plant a tree

Once you’ve planted it, don’t forget to label your tree. You planted the right tree in the right location, well done! Don’t forget to label your tree, it’s the last (but often overlooked) step when you plant a tree. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links See my disclosure policy for more information. Why should I label my […]

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