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Fend Off the Fungus An Easy DIY Homemade Garden Fungicide

Controlling The Fungus Among Us If you’re growing any gourds this year, this easy homemade fungicide recipe might just come in handy for you.  Curcurbits like cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, and watermelon are notoriously prone to a fungal disease that’s known as powdery mildew. And as you’ll see below, this simple recipe can also be used […]

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Does Your Straw Bale Have a Checkered Past? The Hidden Dangers of Straw Bale Gardening

Straw bale gardening can destroy your garden. A bold claim, but it’s true. And the evidence is mounting. Straw bale gardens have taken off over the last decade or so. I’ve seen some really pretty and clever methods of straw bale gardening. Just a quick Google image search will show you lots of beautiful straw bale gardens. It makes you want to jump right in, doesn’t it?

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A Simple Deterrent for Deer


An Inexpensive and Easy Solution for Browsing Deer About 10 years ago, we had a big vegetable garden that was about 40’x 40′. I planted several rows of bush beans in the garden that year and I got a bit obsessive, every day watering and waiting for those first sprouts of green to appear. One […]

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The Banana-pocalypse… It’s Coming

Monoculture is defined as “the cultivation or growth of a single crop or organism, especially on agricultural or forest land.” The first time I remember hearing about monoculture was when I read Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire back around 2001. Monoculture is a big deal in agriculture, and it just may become a household […]

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A Cheap and Easy Way to Extend Your Growing Season

Want to eat fresh home grown greens all winter long? This video shows a cheap and easy method for extending your growing season into the winter months. This simple structure is a low tunnel. Low tunnels are called by different names in different regions. I’ve heard them referred to as a hoop houses, cloches, and […]

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Chipmunks – Cute Critters or Rotten Pests?

I always thought of chipmunks as nothing more than cute little furry forest friends. I would see them running around all the time and since they had never touched my plants or tunneled into my garden I never really gave them too much thought. So I suppose you could say I liked them and had […]

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