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Gardening is one the most universal ways of growing your own food.  Even if you live in an apartment you can still grow some of your own fresh foods.  Here are some ideas to help you get started:

Easy Ways To Get Started On a Great Spring Garden

Easy Ways To Get Started On a Great Spring Garden

Garden season is RIGHT around the corner, and I know I'm itching to get started on this year's garden. Unfortunately, ...
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Beautiful Front Yard Gardens Save You Time And Money

Did you know that it doesn't take much space to grow a hearty amount of your own food?  You don't ...
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How To Put Your Garden To Bed In The Fall

How To Put Your Garden To Bed In The Fall

Colder weather means it's time to put your garden to bed.  As you harvest the last of your gardens it's ...
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Is Fancy Equipment Needed On A Homestead? by Farming My Backyard

Is Fancy Equipment Needed on a Homestead?

Is Fancy Equipment Needed on a Homestead? If you’re working to live more sustainably on your urban or suburban homestead, ...
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5 Beautiful Plants For Your Garden That Bees Love by Farming My Backyard

5 Beautiful Plants For Your Garden That Bees Love

You may have had heard lately that the bees are in trouble.  Bees are one of many pollinators that keep ...
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Even when you live in the city, you can still enjoy the beauty of nature.

How To Enjoy Nature When You Live In The City

One of the main reasons people dream of moving to the country and starting a homestead is so that they ...
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11 Reasons Why You Need To Know About Permaculture

11 Reasons Why You Need To Know About Permaculture

What is Permaculture? If you've been around the organic homesteading community at all, you may have heard the term permaculture ...
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How To Grow Amazing Microgreens Without a Garden

How to Grow Awesome Microgreens Without a Garden

Don't have room for a garden?  Well you are in luck because you don't have to have a plot of ...
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Compost Makes Every Homestead Better. Want To Try

Compost Makes Every Homestead Better. Want To Try?

New homesteader?  Learn how to compost!  Starting your first compost bin can be really exciting for us homesteading/self-sufficiency geeks.  Finally! ...
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Growing Plants from Kitchen Scraps Is Surprisingly Easy

Growing Plants from Kitchen Scraps Is Surprisingly Easy

There are so many vegetables you can regrow, that growing plants from kitchen scraps is an easy way to start a garden ...
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Building Soil Is The Big Secret To Great Gardens

When I first started gardening I figured I was a total fail at it.  Everything I planted DIED.  Even blackberry ...
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How Not To Compost: 16 Ways to Screw It Up

How NOT to Compost: 16 Ways To Screw It Up

I started my first compost bin in 2008 and I was so jazzed up and excited about it.  I was ...
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Planning a Garden is a Simple Way to a Better Harvest

Planning a Garden is a Simple Way to a Better Harvest

Have you ever had grand dreams of a beautiful garden, but it never went exactly the way you imagined?   Maybe ...
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Planting Garlic is Easy! Here’s How To Do It

Maybe you like a challenge, maybe you forgot to order seeds.  Whatever the reason, you find yourself wanting to grow ...
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5 Reasons You Need To Learn About Herbs

5 Reasons You Need To Learn About Herbs

I never knew much about herbs.  Sometimes my mom had me take St. John's Wort when I was feeling down, ...
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Urban Permaculture Zone 4: Harvesting The Urban Landscape

If you are not familiar with permaculture, here's a teeny tiny run down before we dive into today's post. The ...
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Saving Tomato Seeds

Last year my family belonged to a CSA where we would get heirloom tomatoes.   These tomatoes were grown just ...
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Gardening With Kids

Gardening with kids is the only way gardening happens around here.   My kids love to be included in the ...
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Online Introductory Herbal Course!

If you have been meaning to learn more about natural health and herbal remedy information then today is the beginning ...
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Making Up Potting Bags

Hi, I'm Carley from Making It Up as I Sew Along, and this is my backyard. Actually, it's my front yard, ...
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Learn how to live more seasonally with these ideas from Farming My Backyard.

How To Live In Tune With The Seasons

Living in tune with the seasons has always had a sense of romance to me. Even before beginning the backyard ...
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27 Reasons to Love Dandelions

There are a lot of reasons to love dandelions, despite the fact they often get a bad reputation. They are ...
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Spring Garden Update

It's officially spring and the plants are starting to really grow.  Here are some pictures of what's growing in our ...
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How to Plant Potatoes

Growing potatoes is a pretty straightforward process. They don't even have to be labor intensive, and can be grown in ...
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This is What Happens When You Plant Perennials

This Is What Happens When You Plant Perennials

Ahhh, spring.  The sun comes out longer, rains encourage the grass and weeds to explode with growth, and gardeners everywhere ...
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How To Grow Ginger From The Store

If you are anything like me, you like trying random gardening experiments.  I'm always trying to plant things that I ...
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Working With Urbanite: Recycling Concrete

With a little creativity and some grunt work, beautiful paths, patios and other projects can be made by recycling unwanted ...
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No Dig Gardening

No dig gardening is a great way to cut down on weeds, watering, and enrich your soil and it even ...
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If you want to grow rosemary, learn from my mistakes! Here's what not to do!

How to (Not) Grow Rosemary

My parents have a gorgeous rosemary plant that just keeps growing and growing. They are forever hacking away at it ...
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How To Make Newspaper Pots and Save Money Starting Seeds

How To Make Newspaper Pots and Save Money Starting Seeds

Newspaper seed pots are super simple and cheap to make.  Don't spend a ton of money buying seed trays  when ...
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Inexpensive Tools Every Gardener Should Have

If you are getting started with homesteading or growing your own food you may think you need to run out ...
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How to Make an Upcycled Pallet Planter for Cheap by Farming My Backyard

How to Make an Upcycled Pallet Planter for Cheap

Making a pallet planter is a quick way to increase the vertical planting space in your garden. If you find ...
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How to Make Soda Bottle Greenhouses @ Farming My Backyard

How to Make Soda Bottle Greenhouses

If you are like me, you are forgetful. And if you are forgetful, sometimes you forget to water the seedlings ...
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What are Hugelkultur Garden Beds?

Hugelkultur raised beds are essentially raised beds made with large logs and branches. They store water and can be used ...
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