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Raised Bed Square Foot Gardening

A Quick Guide to Square Foot Gardening

Do you know what you to do now that you have a raised bed garden? Square foot gardening will help you plan it out easily, maximizing every space. Read this quick guide on how to get started.


What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a buzz word that is heard frequently in gardening and homesteading circles, but what does it mean? In this article I will define permaculture (as I see it) and share resources for learning more.


Using Pinwheels as Garden Markers

Over the years, I have tried various methods of making garden markers in our garden. From Popsicle sticks to repurposed canning jar lids, I have tried them all. For whatever reason, they never seemed to last for me and either got trampled or blown away in a storm.

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Green Thumb Thursday Linkup 5/28

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” — Luther Burbank Come, linkup your garden posts each week and grow with us! An InLinkz Link-up


DIY Summer Essentials

Spring is in full swing and Summer is just around the corner. With Summer comes bugs and sun! Here are the essential EO’s to have to survive the summer. Here are some recipes to make your own sunscreen, bug spray, allergy blend, and sunburn spritzer if you didn’t use enough sunscreen. All chemical free.