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Growing Rhubarb: A Simple Start for All Beginner Gardeners

I have a strong, funny relationship with rhubarb, not just because caring for and growing Rhubarb is super simple. My story and relationship with this plant goes way back to the beginning. This is the plant that started my sometimes-crazy farm and garden adventure. When we first moved to our farm, I came across an...

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Heirloom Vegetables for Beginners

A vegetable garden is just a vegetable garden, right?  For some that may be true, but others that are digging a little deeper know that there is more. There are heirlooms, GMOs, and Hybrids that can be planted in your garden. Heirloom Vegetables and Seeds are what you will be reading about today. Terms to...

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Building Your Country Life

How to Start Building Your Country Life

Dreaming of Building a Country Life? When thinking of building your country life it’s easy to see the finished picture. You know exactly what you want and where you want to be.  QUESTION IS, “HOW DO YOU GET THERE?”  A common mistake is believing you can just jump in and land at the end.  If...

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Picking the Perfect pumpkin

How to Pick Your Perfect Pumpkin

Happy Fall! In Northern Michigan this means the leaves have started changing, you pick orchards and pumpkin patches are opening for the season. Having a kids that live for pumpkin decorating we are always looking for a good pumpkin patch for a day of family fun. My son loves the activities that are provided, and...

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Vegetable Garden Planning

How to Start Planning Your Garden

My garden planning for the next year usually starts before my current garden has been harvested. Through out the season I am constantly taking notes, making lists of vegetables, and what I would do differently. Planning your garden and writing your plans down on paper will help make planting your garden much easier. When to...

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3 Reasons You Need A Garden | Garden Tools

3 Reasons You Need a Garden

If some form of country living is what you are looking for, the place to start is a garden.  I don’t mean go out and start a commercial sized vegetable garden, start with something small and easy to maintain.  Container, square foot or old fashion rows, the type doesn’t really matter. These 3 reasons will explain...

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Seed Starting Indoors

How to Start Seeds Indoors

Transplants Depending on what zone you live in there may be some vegetables that you will need to be transplant to your garden. This means you will need to buy started seedlings or learn how to start your seeds indoors. The time of year you start seeds depends on what zone you are in, and...

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What is your Garden Type

What is Your Garden Type

Traditionally a vegetable garden is a large plot where vegetables are planted in neat single rows. This traditional way of gardening is still a great way to plant for certain vegetables and gardeners with a large amount of space.  The large plot with traditional rows may not be your ideal garden type.  Over the years...

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