Organic Gardening

Surprising Uses of Vinegar: Detoxify Your Garden

Surprising Uses of Vinegar: Detoxify Your Garden and Your Home

Surprising Uses of Vinegar: Detoxify Your Garden

Are you concerned by how many chemicals you’re exposed to every day in your food, your environment, and cleaning supplies?

Maybe you’ve made a commitment to getting rid of pesticides and chemicals in your life – at least the ones you can control. Or maybe you’re not sure where to start. You know it would be better for the environment not to use bleach, but you’re not sure if anything else will get the job done.

In that case, let me tell you about the amazing uses of vinegar for your home and garden.

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How to grow organic garlic

Garlic: How to Grow Organic Garlic and Reap the Amazing Benefits

Organic garlic

The day my brother-in-law took a raw garlic clove, plopped it in his mouth, and chewed on it like it was a piece of gum, was the day my entire perspective on garlic changed.

While I knew garlic was good for you, I didn’t realize how good.

While we all know the amazing culinary addition that garlic has, we might be surprised by the medicinal properties. In fact, garlic has been used medicinally all over the world for thousands of years. Let’s take a look at garlic benefits and how to grow this amazing plant organically in your own home garden so that you can start planting today.

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How to grow organic cauliflower

Grow Robust Cauliflower At Home Organically with These 7 Tips

cauliflower
One of my family’s stable dinner dishes is roasted cauliflower. We cut a head of cauliflower in small pieces, lay the pieces on a baking dish, cover them with olive oil and salt, and bake or broil for 20 – 30 minutes. Out comes one of the most delicious meals. We devour the tasty vegetable like they were a bag of chips. Our children beg for more of this tasty white vegetable.

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Repel Mosquitoes

Amazingly Effective Ways to Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

Repel Mosquitoes

A few weeks ago, I was out with some friends when our conversation turned to the nasty presence of mosquitoes. A number of my friends felt trapped inside their own home during the warm and muggy months because they felt that the moment they walked outside, they were getting attached by swarms of mosquitoes. They felt that the only option they had was to hire a crew to come out and spray their yard full of expensive chemicals. They wanted effective and natural ways to repel mosquitoes. Perhaps you do, too.

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5 Organic Strategies to Help Control Weeds

WeedsAs a child, my mother would give me a brown paper grocery bag and have me fill it up to the top with weeds. It was part of our chores, and I remember feeling the tediousness of the effort back then.

As an adult, not much has changed. When it comes to weeding, we all know that if you have a garden or yard of any kind, that weeds are a natural part of the process. You might even find yourself spending way more time then you ever thought imaginable dealing with weeds.

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Tomato Basics for Beginner Gardeners

Tomato Basics

I will never forget the time I took a bite of my first ever homegrown tomato. I grew up not liking tomatoes, but when I tasted that tomato, I realized I must not have ever tired a real tomato.

It was amazing. The color was so red. The flavor was sweet, juicy, and incredible. The tomato had been cut into slices with a bit of salt and pepper added. From that moment on, I knew I needed to grow my own tomatoes and find out everything I could.

Tomatoes are a staple for most home gardens. There are so many ways to use tomatoes such as: salads, sauces, salsas, and just straight out of your hand. With the right knowledge and care, growing tomatoes can be fun, easy, and extremely rewarding.

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9 Household Items to Create a Flourishing Organic Garden

Organic GardenHaving an organic garden is a lot easier than one might originally think. With just a little bit of research and using a few household items lying around your home, you can have a flourishing organic garden. The best part is not only will it not break the bank, but it might even save you some money.

Here are 9 common household items that you, most likely, have lying around your home that you can add to your organic garden to help it flourish.

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Jim Cochran’s Story: A Pioneer for Organic Strawberry Farming

Jim Cochran’s Story: A Pioneer for Organic Strawberry Farming

Jim Cochran’s Story: A Pioneer for Organic Strawberry FarmingWe all know that organic food is a great choice, but when you are a farmer and barely making it as it is, choosing to go the organic route can feel difficult, if not impossible.

Sometimes all we need is one person to take that route; to pave the way and show us how. That is exactly what Jim Cochran has done for the organic strawberry industry. He was a pioneer in revolutionizing how we grow organic strawberries.

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6 Garden Tasks to Do in Early Spring

Early SpringHello, spring! Yesterday, marked the first day of spring. This has to be one of our favorite times of year. We are eager to see all that has been dormant for so many months come peeking through. When we watch our garden come in, it feels almost like the playing of a symphony. Each plant is a different instrument playing its own special notes. Together they create the most beautiful song.

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