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Follow our Heirloom Gardening Tips and Tricks as we show you the best ways to do heirloom gardening right!

Dill Seeds Closeup

Harvesting Dill

Homegrown dill is delicious, easy to grow and easy to harvest. We’ll show you how! One thing to remember – you want to harvest almost mature dill seeds, not the green ones or the completely dry ones. The green ones won’t have the flavor you are looking for and the dry ones will have already [...]

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Dacha Garden

Russian Dacha Gardening – Homescale Agriculture Feeding Everyone

There are a growing number of conversations and discussions taking place around the country, in person and online, about a highly important emerging question – how are we going to feed ourselves with a growing population, diminishing resources and a challenging climate? We see news reports of crop devastation from droughts, floods and other weather [...]

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Lavender with Bee

Lavender Soothes Animals Too

Lavender Aromatherapy Soothes People, Horses and Dogs Lavender has been used to soothe and heal people for a long time, dating back to at least the Egyptians where it was commonly used in daily life. Not only does the fragrance refresh and soothe our senses, but the scent or aroma molecules pass to the limbic [...]

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Fresh Peppers

Grow Better Peppers with Shade

Sweet peppers and hot chiles are an important part of almost everyone’s garden, though in different ratios for many! Some really enjoy an abundant late summer and fall of sweet bell peppers while others look forward to the hot chile harvest for months ahead. One of the main concerns with growing peppers or chiles is [...]

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Chile Seedlings

Chile and Pepper Growing Tips

Are they called peppers or chiles, and why? I prefer to call them chiles and here’s my reasoning: In the Aztec’s Nahuatl native language, the word is “chilli”, which was changed to “chile” by the Spanish who were looking for a new source of black pepper and discovered these fiery little treasures. For me, chile [...]

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