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Germination and Sprouting times for 40 Vegetable Types
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Germination and Sprouting times for 40 Vegetable Types

From seed to harvest, the Growing times for vegetable seeds. Knowing the length of time it takes for your vegetable seeds to reach the various important stages of their growth goes a long way to successful gardening.    A primary benefit is succession planting to ensure a steady flow of fresh ready to harvest vegetables...

The Science Behind Composting
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The Science Behind Composting

All homesteaders and gardeners know the value of compost in growing food and for cosmetic flower beds etc, but for many, the actual process of composting and the science behind it is a vague concept.    When you produce your own compost, having an advanced understanding of the process and methodology behind what maximizes the...

20 Essential Medicinal Plants for Your Healing Garden
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20 Essential Medicinal Plants for Your Healing Garden

Creating a healing garden – or medicinal garden in more practical terms,  offers significant health benefits, a fact well understood by homesteaders and natural health advocates. Growing a garden of medicinal plants is not merely a hobby but a practical approach to accessing natural remedies and embracing self-reliance in health care right in your own...

How to Harvest Carrot Seeds
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How to Harvest Carrot Seeds

Carrots have long been a staple of the North American and European diet – revered for its nutritional value and versatility as well as its ability to be stored for extended periods of time.  While most gardeners and farmers focus on cultivating carrots for their edible roots, the process of harvesting seeds from carrots is...