Category Archives: Gardening

Reading Your Soil Test Results is Easier than You Think

Several weeks ago I collected soil samples from my garden and trekked down to my local county extension office. The sweet lady filled out my testing forms and said I’d receive a letter in the mail in about 2 weeks. … Continue reading

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How to Recycle Eggshells for your Homestead

Recycling eggshells is a wonderful way to benefit your homestead. We collect eggs from the coop every single day. When we cook or bake the eggs we save the egg shells. Say what? That’s right. We save the egg shells. … Continue reading

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Starting Indoor Seedlings Produces Fruit in the Garden Sooner

Starting indoor seedlings produces fruit in the garden sooner. Many gardeners choose to start seeds indoors for many reasons, but I’d venture to say the top reason is because your plants will bear fruit sooner. I live in the south … Continue reading

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Plotting Your Garden Doesn’t have to be Difficult

Plotting your garden can be easier than you might think. Each year when January comes, I start thinking about my spring garden. I dream about what it will look in the summer full of growing plants. And believe me, I … Continue reading

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How to Collect Your Soil for Testing

To collect soil for testing is a great way to learn the dynamics of your garden. In my previous post I discussed the reasons why soil testing is beneficial. Today’s post will focus on how to collect your soil sample. … Continue reading

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