Vegetables You Can Plant in Late Summer for Fall Harvest

Vegetables You Can Plant in Late Summer for Fall Harvest

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors, Plants
Alright so it's now in the middle of June, and July is just around the corner. You're looking at fresh vegetables growing EVERYWHERE! It's VERY exciting and beautiful isn't it? Depending how early you were able to start you garden would depend on what all you've been able to grow and harvest by now. If you are already able to harvest a TON of different Summer vegetables you may be already thinking about what you can get planted mid Summer for the Fall harvest. Thinking ahead is a very helpful thing especially when you are running a business-farming is a business at it's core. Of course, we all know that different seasons can call for different types of vegetables. Things like pumpkins, because of the very long germination time are…
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Growing Butterfly & Bee Gardens

Growing Butterfly & Bee Gardens

Animals, Gardening, Outdoors, Plants
Having butterflies in your garden is a beautiful sight. Did you know there are certain flowers that butterflies prefer? This year I've planted tons of butterfly friendly flowers and let me tell you, I've had so many butterflies in my garden lately and I love it! Our local hummingbird is loving it too. As a birthday present my husband even went and bought me a bunch of bulbs to plant for Perennial flowers that are strictly to attract butterflies or hummingbirds. Just imagine sitting on your deck and watching tons of butterflies hanging out in your garden. Sounds amazing right? What Flowers Do Butterflies & Bees Love? There are quite a few different flowers that tend to attract butterflies and bees and are super pretty! Personally I have a lot…
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3 Ways to Dry Basil & How to Prune Basil Plants

3 Ways to Dry Basil & How to Prune Basil Plants

Food, Homesteading, Plants
Growing basil is great! The plant smells so good, it's very pretty, and of course prevents you from spending tons of money on fresh basil in the store. I love watching my basil plants thrive. Of course there are so many cute ways to grow basil plants! As the plant grows it does need to be pruned. This allows your plant to keep growing healthy and producing more leaves. Basil plants can get over crowded while growing. Earlier this week I pruned mine since they were over growing and I ended up with a lot of basil leaves just from the prune. But how do you go about pruning a basil plant? How to Prune Your Basil Plants So you're looking at your basil plants and they seem to be…
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Raised Garden Beds- 10 Benefits to Having Them and How to Make Them

Raised Garden Beds- 10 Benefits to Having Them and How to Make Them

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors, Plants
So you're wanting to start your garden, but where to start? Well, you'll want to think about the size of the garden you want or especially how much room you have for a garden. These are the first important questions you need to ask yourself and asses your property to figure out. If you have a very large area and need to grow fields of corn, a traditional garden is most likely right for you. Smaller spaces may lean more towards raised beds, or even if you just don't have the tools to put in a garden in the ground like a tiller. This year my garden ended up much much bigger than I intended. With that it made it to where it is a lot harder to keep up…
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20 Drought Resistant Plants

20 Drought Resistant Plants

Gardening, Outdoors, Plants
We're not always lucky to get constant rain. Drought happens. And depending on where you live you may not get rain much at all. You still want to have plants to make your garden or yard look beautiful, but don't want them to die because of a drought. Luckily there are some drought resistant plants that will grow even when there isn't a lot of rain in your area. Beautiful flowers even with no worries about having enough rain! Yes please! And most of these flowers are Perennials which means plant once and enjoy years of flowers. If your region is known for droughts your local plant stores or places like Lowe's and such will tend to have the plants you are looking for. Plants for your region are usually…
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Unique Easy Herb Grow Container Ideas For Your Home or Patio

Unique Easy Herb Grow Container Ideas For Your Home or Patio

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Plants
Many of us love fresh herbs to cook with. Having to buy fresh herbs at the grocery store can be expensive. Just one small package can cost you anywhere from $3-$5 and then if you can't use it all fast enough it just goes to waste in your fridge. Why spend that kind of money when you can get a pack of seeds for under $2 and grow as many herbs as you would like? I absolutely love growing my own herbs. They are very pretty to look at, they smell fantastic, and some herbs keep bugs away. Sounds pretty great right? The thing is they are also very easy to grow! Depending on the space or style you would like it to look there are different easy and cheap…
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Take Back Your Overgrown Garden

Take Back Your Overgrown Garden

Gardening, Plants
Not all of us are expert gardeners, not even me. Even with the vast knowledge of garden planting I have I still make mistakes. Sometimes we take on bigger gardening projects than we mean to, or there's so much rain it just makes things grow and grow. My confession, I know as I've said before, I'm not an expert gardener and yea things happen. My garden got taken over for awhile this year but I fixed it. My story: This year I ended up taking on a HUGE garden and it ended up a bigger task than I thought. With everything else we take care of and do on our property including taking care of the kids, and baby pines the garden got away from me. In hindsight, we should've…
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Health Benefits of Gardening

Health Benefits of Gardening

Gardening, Outdoors
Many of us love gardening. Either growing our own vegetables and fruits, or beautiful flowers. For me just having my hands in dirt is therapeutic. Just something about it is so relaxing to me. If you don't garden it's ok. A thing that may interest you is the health benefits to it. Yes! Health benefits to gardening So this is either just great news to the avid gardener or more of a reasoning to try gardening for those that don't garden. I'll go over a few different benefits to gardening and how it can benefit your health. The Dirt Can Make You Happy! Oh yes, my favorite right out of the gate! I just had to make it the first to list since it's one of the favorite reasons that…
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Planting A Vegetable Garden

Planting A Vegetable Garden

Gardening, Homesteading
Vegetable Gardens Planting a vegetable garden is a lot of work, the amount of work also depends on the size of your vegetable garden. Some may only have a small area to grow some of their own vegetables and some may have a huge area for a garden. No matter what size it is you can grow your own veggies! Growing your own benefits you since it can save you money on grocery shopping. You know whether your plants are organic or not since you control how their grown, and they seem to just taste better since you grew them yourself. What types of Vegetables to grow? The types of vegetables to grow all depends on your taste. That's the perfect part of gardening, you get to plant exactly what…
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How To Help Save The Bees

How To Help Save The Bees

Animals, Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors
Bees are currently on the endangered list. They are decreasing in numbers and even many bee farmers have been having issues with their bees dying for unknown reasons. This is a worrisome fact since we actually really need bees and they help us out more than we realize, so we need to try efforts to help save them. Why Do We Need Bees? They are excellent pollinators. Bees pollinate about 90% of crops around the world. That's a LOT! Pollination equals better growing fruits and vegetables. It helps out the plants and it also helps the bees themselves. With pollination they also take back the pollen to their homes to feed their young and of course make honey. Without bees of course there is no honey. If you're like me…
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