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Happy Little Tomato Sprouts

It does my heart good to visit my tomato sprouts each day, spritzing them with their morning shower.  Last year I planted a non-hybrid heirloom tomato called Rutgers.  245 more words

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Natural Botanical Sources of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is essential for good health and especially helpful during cold and flu season. Winter, when we need good vitamin intake the most, is often the season when we cut back on fresh fruits and vegetables that contain Vitamin C.  323 more words

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Practical Prepping for Cold and Flu Season

Herbs are a healthy alternative to pharmaceuticals and are loaded with healing properties.  This recipe for a HOT/COLD TEA is a tasty and natural way to fight a bug. 111 more words

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September Apple Picking

The trees are full and apples begin to fall. Friends and family arrive to pick and enjoy a warm September day.

Butch and Tom wield the handy apple picker. 58 more words

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The last blooms of summer transition to autumn colors. Yellow mums, red knockout roses and zinnias are hardy-to-frost flowers. 9 more words

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Harvest Begins in September

We dug our potato patch and were happy to harvest about two bushels. We have yet to do the potatoes-in-a-barrel. My husband and I wonder if the yield will be comparable. 189 more words

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The Cottage Garden

“We Made a Garden”, Margery Fish entitled her first gardening book in 1956. Her husband had died nine years previously which is perhaps why she was able to document the battles they had over their garden at East Lambrook Manor in Somerset. 712 more words

Tikorangi: The Jury Garden