Comprehensive Guide on Growing Organic Raspberries

 Comprehensive Guide on Growing Organic Raspberries

As a child, I remember picking wild raspberries walking around the mountains of Virginia, and plopping them in my mouth as fast as humanly possible. I could not believe that such an amazing fruit was growing wild and free and in abundance.

As an adult, I am shocked at how much raspberries can cost at the supermarket. Because of my love for raspberries, and my desire to keep cost down, when I started my own home garden, I knew that raspberries had to be included. However, I felt intimidated as a new gardener on how to grow them.

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Planting, Caring, and Propagating Stunning Lilac Bushes

Planting, Caring, and Propagating Stunning Lilac Bushes

Nothing smells like spring and summer quite like the amazing aroma of a lilac bush. Their incredible sent can be smelled from a distance and is a must have for any home landscaping. If you don’t have this amazing bush, you are in for a treat. There is a special sentimental value that is a favorite for mothers and grandmothers and that can even be passed down from generation to generation. In addition, if you looking for ways to attract beautiful butterflies, a lilac bush will do the trick.

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Organic Gardening with Children: Amazing Benefits and Tips

Organic gardening with children

Inviting children to enter into the gardening experience with you can be one of the greatest gifts that you can offer them. The lessons that they will gain are endless.

Children are naturally curious and eager to get their hands dirty, making a garden a natural choice for a place to learn about the life cycle of plants, become environmentally aware, and feel empowered to create and grow their own food.

Not only can gardening be a great place to learn, it can also develop a special bond between you and your children. Let’s take a look into the incredible benefits of gardening with your children and some addition tips and activities that will make partnering with them easy and fun.

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Everything You Need to Grow Stunning Hostas

Growing hostas

Have you felt overwhelmed by the idea of landscaping your yard?

Knowing how to handle all the different spaces can be difficult, especially when you are a newbie to gardening and landscaping. Having an easy, yet beautiful plant that is hardy can be the key to a beautiful backyard. Look no further for a low-maintenance, stunning, but super easy plant then the hosta.

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18 Tips to Help You Grow Incredible Cucumbers

18 Tips to Help You Grow Incredible Cucumbers

{Includes Cucumber Salsa Recipe}

There is nothing like slicing up a nice, crisp cucumber right out of your own backyard. Cucumbers are a favorite for many gardens for good reason. Their ease of growing and the amazing taste they produce make them a fun addition to any home garden. Cucumbers are great added to pasta dishes, salads, juiced, pickled or eaten just plain.

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Organic lavender

Organic Lavender: Powerful Benefits to Planting, Harvesting, and Using

Organic lavender

If you have ever used lavender, you know the powerful impact that it can have. The strong fragrance alone seems to relax and soothe on the spot. Knowing how to plant, grow, and harvest your lavender plant will make this plant a must have in your home garden.

Lavender has so many different uses from oils, vinegars, teas, drinks, culinary purposes, and even decorative wreaths. Deciding how you want to use your lavender will help you decide which plant to grow in your garden.

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Organic Basil: Everything You Need to Know

Organic Basil: Everything You Need to Know

Includes the Best Pesto Pasta Recipe Ever

Basil can arguably be one of the best herbs to grow in your home garden. The amazing earthy aroma and sweet taste make it a stable for many dishes. Basil can be used in tomato sauces, teas, on sandwiches, or to make incredible pesto to eat as a dip for your veggies or poured over noodles.

If you have used basil in the past, you might have bought a plant from the store. An organic basil plant can cost anywhere between $4-$6 for just one plant. While that might work if you just use a basil leaf here or there, but what if you are planning to make your own pesto? Just one plant is just not going to cut it. Pesto is so easy and tastes so much better homemade, who wouldn’t want to make their own?

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