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Avoid Common Gardening Mistakes by Mother Earth News

The arrival of Spring had many people I know heading to their local garden departments for soil, fertilizer, plants, seed and garden tools. There is more to a garden then just starting though, it also entails maintaining it. 101 more words


Orchard Resuscitation Part 3

*We’ve taken on the challenge of rescuing an overgrown apple/pear orchard on the farm. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 by clicking on the links. 286 more words


How to grow and eat Nasturtiums

These beautiful flowers remind me of my Grandmother every time I see them, still in the ground or cut in small jars around the house. I love these bright flowers and as an avid fan of radishes, which their taste resembles, I love eating them as well. 707 more words


Stinging Nettle Chickpea Salad

Yesterday, we ventured into a new realm of wild crafting cooking. It was the first time I cooked stinging nettles. Everyone loved it!

There is a fellow in town who makes a living wild harvesting plants and mushrooms. 206 more words


Here Comes the Garden Plan!

I published this post two years ago and thought I’d pull it out and share it again for new readers who might have missed it. As the post reads, for $25 a year Mother Earth News gives you the ability to graph out and print, share and post your garden plan. 420 more words

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Ecotherapy: Spring gardening with my puppy

It’s the first day back to school after spring break, and I just finished an hour of yard cleanup in the backyard. The birds are chirping, and I can see Laughlin and Tully are sunning themselves on the back deck. 527 more words


Garden progress:

I bought an apple and a pear tree! I am so freeking excited to get them in the ground! I did some reading on the subject and it looks like it’s going to be a little more work than I anticipated. 113 more words