5 Ways to Avoid Garden Burnout

5 Ways to Avoid Garden Burnout

As the seed catalogs flood our mailboxes, glorious thoughts of beautifully colored fruits and vegetables surround our minds.  We picture ourselves strolling through weedless gardens, as the birds sing, plucking the fruit of our labor, with just a glow of perspiration on our face!  Psht.  The reality of the garden is much different that the fantasy described above.  The truth is that manure must be spread, seedlings die, bugs come, equipment breaks and tools get lost, and the WEEDS.  Can anyone relate??  Let's get real and discuss "5 Ways to Avoid Garden Burnout"! How to Have a Weed-Free Vegetable Garden Over...

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What is Companion Vegetable Planting?

What is Companion Vegetable Planting?

It's that time of year again!  Time to sit down with pen, paper (or computer) along with seed packets to chart out this year's garden.  Taking the time to do a little planning and coordinating of plants will increase your yields and cut down on work!  So, here's how to plan your best garden using companion planting! Understanding how companion planting works will help you to overcome many common garden problems. Defined, "Companion Planting" is the placement of two or more plants next to each other, in order to enhance the growth, health or flavor of each plant. There are many books...

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Winter Hygge Ideas

Winter Hygge Ideas

  Does Winter bum you out?  Do you dread the cold and snow?  May I suggest a lesson on "Winter Hygge Ideas"?   But first, let's talk about winter, it's purpose and why it's something to embrace! Call me crazy, but I love and appreciate the four seasons.  Seasons represent so much more than weather.  I realize this more every year that I live in the country and deal with plants and animals everyday.  Everything about our biology revolves around our environment, and our environment is greatly effected by astronomy.  The earth's proximity and changing axis to the sun is the reason we have...

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