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Green Thumb Thursday Linkup 9/3

“I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” — Alice Sebold Come, linkup your garden posts each week and grow with us! An InLinkz Link-up

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How to Grow Alfalfa as a Green Manure

Alfalfa is a deep rooting flowering legume that makes green manure and makes a great cover crop. Check out this easy guide in growing them. Source: http://homesteading.about.com/od/Homestead-Garden-Orchard/fl/Tips-on-Growing-Alfalfa-as-a-Green-Manure.htm

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Diseases and Treatment for Your Garden Tomatoes

If you’ve got a tomato plant or two that has burst your summer gardening bubble, here are some tomato disease causes and treatments that may help you get back on the road to fresh BLTs in no time! Source: http://organicgardening.about.com/od/startinganorganicgarden/fl/Whats-Wrong-With-My-Tomatoes-Tomato-Diseases-and-Treatment.htm

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What is Vermicompost Leachate

Curious about vermicompost leachate and how your garden can gain from it? Learn what you can about this organic plant fertilizer. Source: http://homesteading.about.com/od/Homestead-Garden-Orchard/fl/What-is-Vermicompost-Leachate.htm

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Top Freezer-Friendly CrockPot Meals

My simple-living, busy-day solution to a home-cooked meal. Prepare in advance, freeze, and dump in the crockpot for those days you know you’ll be busy. Source: http://www.highend-homesteading.com/#!Top-10-Favorite-FreezerFriendly-CrockPot-Meals/c1rfl/55422dab0cf2836c8808f889