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Spring Garden Planting Guide

In In The Garden by healthyadmin

Gardening is such a fun and rewarding hobby, one that is so very healthy both physically and mentally…plus offers healthy, delicious fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other goodies.  If you’re new to gardening, the process can seem a bit overwhelming at first.  If that’s you, start small.  Pick a couple favorite foods you’d like to grow and start there; especially if …

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Garlic Planting Time

In Herbs, In The Garden, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

Here in the Ozarks of Missouri, the days are just about as perfect as it gets.  Cool mornings with sparkling dew on the grass, deep blue skies, and warm days.  October is my favorite month of the year and I try to spend as much time outside as I can…especially time with the horses and time in the garden.  And …

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Fall Gardening

In In The Garden by healthyadmin

Summer is coming to a close here in the Ozarks as the kiddos head back to school and the evenings start to get cooler.  We’re moving into my favorite time of year when we can enjoy beautiful days, crisp air, and stunning colors of nature.  Fall is such a beautiful time of year!  Here on the homestead, we’ve been planting …

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Garden Planning (Part 3): Common Mistakes

In In The Garden by healthyadmin

This is part 3 in our series on Garden Planning.  In part one, we discussed the importance of planning a garden and why to even bother taking the time to make a plan.  In part two, we shared with you some important points you’ll want to consider when starting your plan.  So, have you started your plan yet?  Do you …

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Garden Planning Time (Part 2): What to Consider

In In The Garden by healthyadmin

It may still be winter, with snow on the ground in many parts of the country (even record snowfall for some of you), yet here on the homestead we are looking forward to spring and staying busy with preparations.  Frigid winds are howling and temperatures outside are dipping below zero yet in the greenhouse it’s a balmy 80 degrees and …

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It’s Garden Planning Time! (Part 1: Why Plan)

In In The Garden by healthyadmin

It’s a blustery and windy day here in the Ozarks and cold winter days call out for a mug of hot, herbal tea in front of the fire.  The animals are huddled in the barn despite their thick winter coats and I’m thankful for the heated buckets so I don’t have to break ice for the animals to drink.  The …

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Clean Without Chemicals

In In The Garden, In The Kitchen, On The Homestead by healthyadmin

I have a confession to make.  I’m not a big fan of housecleaning…or doing the laundry.  I always have so many other fun things I could be doing, like playing with my daughter, being outside in the garden, going for a ride on my horses, working on my businesses (which I love to do), or maybe cooking up some new …

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A New Idea for Preserving Your Tomatoes

In In The Garden, In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

This year in our area, the tomato harvest was a little slower getting going due to cooler weather well into the spring-time months.  I was a little worried for a while that those tomato plants, despite loving care and lots of gentle coaxing wouldn’t do much.  Once the hot summer days rolled in, I was pleasantly surprised to see my …

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Kiwi Fruit In the Ozarks

In In The Garden, In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

I love kiwi.  It is one of those amazing fruits that is both sweet and tart at the same time.  Here in the Ozarks of Missouri, we recently added kiwi to our homestead.  Depending on where you live, you might be able to grow kiwi too!  The kiwi we grow is a bit different than the kiwi you might find …

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Fall Gardening

In In The Garden by healthyadmin

I love gardening and everyone who gardens understands that excitement that comes in the spring to finally feel the dirt in your hands and smell the aroma of fresh, spring soil after a long winter of crunchy cold ground.  For many beginning gardeners, getting those seeds in the ground in the spring is the focus and once those peppers and …