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I have read on other sites of people that weigh their harvest to see how much food is grown and to estimate how much money they have saved. Does anyone do that? I never have but it is an intersting idea. I keep more track of how many jars of food that I can. I like to plan ahead to how many jars of each...
Another great source for fresh seeds is http://dollarseed.com/catalog/ They purchase their seeds from major seed suppliers in bulk, then repackage them in reseable ziplock packaging. Each year they start out with fresh seeds, and donate the leftovers to pantry growers to help feed the hungry. The best...
Seems to me that that particular Master Gardener may be mistaken. One of the primary reasons for building raised beds is to accomplish better drainage. I cannot speak of a raised bed that is lined with plastic. Both the last place I lived and this one have poorly-draining soil. This one also has LOTS...
Thanks for the tip. This is pretty much why I started growing herbs and now have quite a collection which I actually use. I have the usual parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme and basil. Also there are lemon balm, lemon basil, lemon grass, lemon thyme, and lemon verbena. There are spearmint and peppermint...
[quote user="Mr. Hands"]Growing sprouts in the winter is the best way to save money I know.[/quote] I'm inclined to agree. It's a great way to get fresh crispy flavor as well as greatly enhancing the nutritional value of the seeds used. I am experimenting this year with seeds I have...
You can get more seed catalogs than you ever dreamed of by signing up for even one online. Glad that you're doing herbs; they'll provide a taste and ambience that will not feel at all frugal.
In this past week we've enjoyed the last of the zucchini, the last of the lemon cucumbers and the last of the cherry tomatoes. Still available before the freezes get them because they're in a protected area are nasturtiums and ornamental peppers. The leaves from the nasturtiums add a wonderful...
In my e-mail this term, survival garden, popped out at me this week. Well, indeed...what else one would be planting edibles for? But this term seems to be catching on as people turn to growing their own foods to make it through tough times or to lower rising food expenses. I know many of us here have...
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