Gardening for the Whole Family

Last night, my uncle and his wife brought the last of the green beans from the garden into my grandfather’s garage for us to snap. They had my little girl in tow. My uncle’s wife said, “Well, she may not eat her dinner; she just ate a ton of tomatoes and green beans!” It was […]

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Moms Living Thrifty – 30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 02

Oh, it’s such a tired morning. When I heard my toddler yelling from the bedroom this morning, “Mooommyyy! Mooommyyy! I’m up!” I was sitting here at the computer working in a sleepy-eyed stupor. (Yep, today I’m working without caffeine.) To make things worse, I’m behind on my work and I’ve got another full day ahead, […]

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Compost Made Easy

I’ll never forget how amazed I was the first time I turned over a shovelful of my compost pile and saw that it had become dirt! What a miracle! All those banana peels, coffee grounds, egg shells, and veggies I had thrown on the ground had mysteriously turned into dirt. And not just any dirt—dirt […]

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Dinner from the Garden

I grew up a mile away from my grandparents who were both born and raised on farms. They always had and still have a huge vegetable garden each year—this is one of their legacies that I most treasure. I am doing my best to follow in their footsteps, although my gardens are more experimental learning […]

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Save Money on Plants and Veggies by Harvesting Seeds

Millions plant vegetable gardens each year, and why not? Gardening is not only a very soothing hobby; it also provides the gardener with an abundance of fresh, healthy vegetables. What many don’t realize is that there are countless ways to save money on gardening essentials as well.

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Container Gardening

Container gardening is growing in popularity and it is easy to see why. There are many benefits to container gardening. One benefit is for people with limited spaces. You do not need a large patch of land to take advantage of gardening. Containers can hold herb gardens, vegetables or flowers and be placed on patios […]

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Make a Worm Farm

Worms. Slimy little things that are pros at making the most organic compost for your garden ever. You would not think these unassuming little creatures could make something that packs such a punch for your garden but they do. Worm juice is also called liquid gold and is one of the most potent fertilizers out […]

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Benefits of Planting Native Plants

I love the look of native plants. I am not one to go for perfectly manicured lawns and gardens and spend all my time and money keeping it looking trim and green. The look of meadows and wildflowers, and the natural slope and rise of the land is a sight that’s hard to beat. Colors […]

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