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Collecting eggs

Backyard Chicken Breeds and Egg Color

Many people who are new to raising chickens hope for a myriad of different colors of eggs to try, but it can be difficult to know which chickens to choose and what kind of eggs they will produce. Why are some eggs white while others are brown, blue, or green? Is it the color of the feathers that determine the …

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Grow An Edible Wildflower Garden And Learn To Cook With Them

Edible Wildflowers: Grow it! Eat it!

Ontario’s Wildflower Farm director Miriam Goldberger has joined us today to share her passion for taming wildflowers, which is in fact the title of her book as well! In Taming Wildflowers, Miriam tackles the myths surrounding wildflowers which unfairly portray them as unkempt, uncontrollable weeds. Her goal is to introduce gardeners to a list of well-behaved wildflowers that conform to container, garden, …

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Intensive planting boosts yield and saves water

Intensive Planting Boosts Yield and Saves Water

Since I began gardening, I have been an intensive-planting gardener. Intensive planting helps to solve common garden problems like soil compaction, drainage issues, and poor yield. In addition, it helps to conserve water, reduce labor, and crowd out weeds, making gardens more sustainable. If I’m being honest, I could probably label myself more accurately as a plant hoarder. I pack …

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Planting an upcycled suitcase raised bed

How to Make an Upcycled Suitcase Planter with Gas Pipe Legs + Giveaway!

Imagine that great vintage suitcase you’ve been meaning to do something with spilling over with blooms all summer long. This upcycled suitcase planter is a nifty raised bed, a way to give new life to old objects you might have lying around, and a unique piece of garden art all rolled into one. With a few materials and a little …

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Indoors or out, a pallet planter is a vertical organizer for all kinds of greenery.

Building with Secondhand Stuff: Make a Wood Pallet Planter

It seems like there are a million creative ideas for making things out of pallets these days, so naturally I sought out one specifically for the garden. This planter has a rustic look that is enhanced by greenery cascading down it, and it creates a ton of room for planting—perfect for those without much outdoor space. This project comes from …

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Cool Season Edibles

Edible Edges: Landscaping That’s Good Enough to Eat!

Edible edges are a smart solution in the landscape if you have limited space or want to make your vegetable garden part of the ornamental garden. Pop in edible plants that look decorative and provide harvestable crops along the edges of the garden for an easy and attractive foodscape. Experienced landscape designer, plant propagator, and author of the wonderful book …

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