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How to Grow Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes in Your Organic Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on December 14, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Most holiday dinner tables will have some variation of potatoes and/or sweet potatoes. Plan now to grow your own in your organic garden for next year’s dinner!

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Buying and Planting a Living Christmas Tree

Posted by Nan Fischer on December 04, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

It’s time for the annual ritual of buying a Christmas tree. These trees are grown on tree farms, and it takes about six years for one to grow to a saleable size. They are pruned repeatedly to grow...

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7 Indoor Gardening Tips for Thriving Houseplants

Posted by Nan Fischer on November 27, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Just like we slow down in winter, so do our houseplants. Thriving in summer, they are subjected to low light levels, short days, dry heated air, and a chilly house in winter. As their growth...

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How to Grow Squash and Pumpkins

Posted by Nan Fischer on November 10, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

November signals the beginning of the holiday season, which also means it's pumpkin pie season. There's nothing like making a pie using pumpkins from your own garden! Winter squash may also grace...

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Crop Rotation for a Healthy Organic Garden

Posted by Nan Fischer on November 07, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

As you clean up your garden and plan for next year, consider crop rotation to improve the soil and overall health of the garden. Make a record of this year’s vegetable beds and plan for different...

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Organic Gardening Chores You Must Do in November, December & January

Posted by Nan Fischer on October 31, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

More than likely, your garden has by now been hit hard by frost. It’s time to look forward to the quiet and reflection the winter months provide.

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7 Season Extenders to Enjoy a Longer Harvest

Posted by Nan Fischer on October 16, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Fall is officially here! It’s a beautiful season of cool, crisp days, and stunning colors. Temperatures will continue to go down, frost will come, and your garden will be done until spring.

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How to Grow a Cover Crop this Fall

Posted by Nan Fischer on October 04, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Just because it’s fall and your garden is probably done producing does not mean the growing season is over! Especially because it is fall, it's time to plant a cover crop for better soil and...

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6 Organic Gardening Tips for October

Posted by Nan Fischer on October 02, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Let the raking begin! Or not. After a beautiful display of fall colors, those pretty leaves will be all over the ground. There are two schools of thought on dealing with fall leaves, but we'll...

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A Guide to Foraging Wild Edibles

Posted by Nan Fischer on September 15, 2017 under Home Gardens & Growing

Before nomadic peoples settled down and became farmers, they foraged their food. They were aptly called hunter-gatherers. After 12,000 years of deliberately planting crops, foraging or gathering...

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