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  1. Bennu

    Starting Your First Vegetable Garden

    By Bennu, Published: Mar 16, 2017 , Most Recent
    Is this you? Every year, as spring first hits, you think “this is the year I’ll start a vegetable garden”. However, you get overwhelmed by the...
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    Improving Your Garden Soil

    By Bennu, Published: Mar 16, 2017 | Updated: Mar 16, 2017 , Most Recent
    Challenges we face in the garden can often be traced to the quality of our soil. If you are gardening on a suburban lot chances are the good soil...
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  3. Greg

    Addressing Cold Weather Challenges in the Garden

    By Greg, Published: Mar 14, 2017 , Most Recent
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    Your first and best protection from the cold is to select the right plants for your area. Retailers are better now about carrying plants suitable...
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  4. Greg

    Getting Started With Your Vegetable Garden

    By Greg, Published: Mar 8, 2017 , Most Recent
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Gardening

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    Intermediate Canning Jams and Jellies

    By Bennu, Published: Sep 3, 2015 | Updated: Dec 13, 2016 , Gardening
    When I was a youngster, growing up in Indiana and Pennsylvania, some of my favorite food treats were jams and jellies. My brother and I could eat...
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    Intermediate Freezing and Drying for food Preservation

    By Bennu, Published: Sep 3, 2015 | Updated: Dec 13, 2016 , Gardening
    Freezing for Food Preparation We have already discussed canning in two previous articles. Canning is a method of preserving food for future...
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  3. Intermediate Canning Part II

    By Bennu, Published: Sep 3, 2015 | Updated: Dec 13, 2016 , Gardening
    Canning Part 2 - The Process Welcome back to this mini-series of canning articles. Today we will be discussing the actual canning process. I’ll...
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Landscaping

  1. Beginner Landscaping Near the Sea

    By Bennu, Published: Sep 3, 2015 | Updated: Dec 13, 2016 , Landscaping
    Landscaping Near the Sea If you live near the shore and have tried some gardening, you know that it has some unique challenges. Salt spray, very...
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  2. Designing A Personal Retreat Garden

    By Bennu, Published: Sep 3, 2015 , Landscaping
    Designing a personal retreat garden A garden is a reflection of the gardener. Whatever is in the gardener's heart and soul will show itself in...
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    Garden Design

    By Bennu, Published: Aug 25, 2015 | Updated: Dec 20, 2016 , Landscaping
    Garden Design for the Homeowner Garden design is a wonderful thing, but getting the effect you desire does take a little planning. It is part...
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Soil and Nutrients

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    How To Compost

    By Bennu, Published: Aug 25, 2015 | Updated: Sep 2, 2016 , Soil and Nutrients
    Composting garden waste Composting has been a strong component in gardening and food harvesting since ancient times. The principles by which...
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  2. Soil Preparations

    By Bennu, Published: Aug 25, 2015 | Updated: Dec 20, 2016 , Soil and Nutrients
    Soil Preparation and Management I finished the first tilling last week and the ground is still broken up nicely. Birds are hopping around,...
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Animals

  1. Beginning Beekeeping

    By Bennu, Published: Aug 25, 2015 | Updated: Aug 29, 2015 , Animals
    Introduction to Beekeeping Beekeeping can be an interesting hobby as well as a possible source of income. The initial cash outlay may range from...
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  2. Raising Chickens

    By Bennu, Published: Aug 25, 2015 | Updated: Dec 20, 2016 , Animals
    The Beginning Journey to Raising Chickens The first step in getting started to begin raising chickens is to determine if it is legal to own and...
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