Keeping Bugs Out of the Garden Naturally

I finally got out into the garden yesterday for  a little while.  While I cannot plant everything for a few more weeks, I was able to plant our lettuce seeds because lettuce is a cool weather crop. If we do get down near the freezing mark, I will just cover all of the tender plants […]

May 13, 2014

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How to Plant a Butterfly Garden

Spring has finally arrived here in Vermont!  I can see green grass and the trees are starting to get buds on them again. After a very long winter, I can finally start thinking about my gardens again. I have really missed them!  Each year, I try to make one or two improvements to our gardens. […]

May 6, 2014

Gardening

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Tips for Composting at Home

Composting is an easy way to add organic matter to your soil whether that is your vegetable garden or your flower beds. Organic matter helps your plants grow stronger and faster because it adds nutrients to your soil. It also helps your soil retain moisture which is very helpful in many areas due to water […]

April 22, 2014

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Best Flowers to Plant for Cool Weather

Some days, it does seem like winter will never be gone.  I keep looking out my office window hoping that the snow is gone but so far, we still have at least a foot of snow on the ground.  No matter the snow I see out my window, I am already dreaming of the best […]

March 24, 2014

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A Simple Kitchen Tip To Save You Money

This simple kitchen tip can save you money each week on your grocery bill.  I love buying fresh vegetables but the prices can sometimes get out of hand.  During the summer, we garden but in the winter in Vermont, we rely on what we can buy at the grocery store.  I have found a simple […]

July 8, 2013

Gardening

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