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Survival Food Garden: Grow Vegetables For Disaster Preparedness

A survival food garden is a great way to work towards emergency preparedness by learning to grow and preserve food in a variety of ways including canning, freezing, salting, storing in oil and dehydrating. These days everyone is thinking about emergency preparedness. Whether they are thinking of disaster preparedness in the event of an earthquake, …

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The Bottom Line On The 3 Tomato Sampler Challenge

This year I decided to try a tomato sampler challenge to see which tomatoes tasted the best and ripened the fastest here in my Indiana garden. Waiting for the first tomatoes of the season to ripen – especially if you are growing new varieties – is hard. I grow a lot of heirloom varieties on …

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Save Money! Harvest Free Vegetables Year-Round In Any Climate!

Yes, you can harvest free vegetables year-round in any climate! Getting a head start on the vegetable garden can be tricky if you wait until January because of frozen ground. It seems this time of year if the ground is not frozen it is wet. Neither condition is conducive to tilling, seeding or planting. There …

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Jump Start The Spring Garden With Winter Sown Vegetables

Winter sown vegetables not only let you get a head start on the spring garden, but they also are tender and taste sweeter than vegetables grown during the typical garden season. This is because cooler weather tends to bring out the sweetness in many vegetables such as carrots. Lettuce grown during the cool months melts …

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Plant A Row For The Hungry: Feed The Hungry By Donating Extra Garden Produce

Most gardeners, such as Jeff Lowenfels, a garden writer from Anchorage, Alaska, are generous people who enjoy sharing the bounty of their garden with others. Lowenfels began the Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) program by asking gardeners to plant an extra row of beans in their garden for an Anchorage soup kitchen. From …

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