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Growing Blackberries In Your Backyard: The perfect addition to your food forest. 

Imagine stepping into your backyard and plucking plump, juicy blackberries right off the vine. The sweetness bursts in your mouth, a taste of summer you grew yourself.  Sounds amazing, right?  Well, get ready to turn that dream into reality! Growing blackberries is easier than you think, and we’re here to guide you through it. Whether …

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What Not to Do When Starting Your Garden: Avoid These 10 Common Gardening Mistakes

Starting your gardening journey can come with plenty of potential pitfalls. As a beginner, making these common mistakes can be frustrating and make you want give up altogether.  Here’s the thing though, seasoned gardeners can fall into these exact same situations.  Everything from planting mint directly in the garden only for it to take over …

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5 Must Have Gardening Books for Every Beginner

Introduction In recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 lockdown, many found solace in creating backyard gardens. This surge in interest has ushered in a new wave of beginner gardeners eager to cultivate their own homegrown food, but, gardening can present an array of challenges, from knowing when to plant seeds to managing pests and troubleshooting …

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The Ultimate Guide to Growing Edible Sunflower Varieties

Imagine standing in the middle of your garden, surrounded by towering sunflowers, their golden heads nodding gently in the summer breeze. While these iconic blooms are a sight to behold, your interest goes beyond their aesthetic appeal. You’re intrigued by the idea of growing edible sunflower varieties, envisioning a garden that’s not just beautiful but …

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Unlocking the Secrets of Moringa: the Drumstick Vegetable Superfood

Have you ever stumbled upon a plant so laden with nutrients that it’s dubbed a ‘miracle tree’? If not, let me introduce you to Moringa, also known as the drumstick vegetable, a powerhouse of nutrition that’s probably not yet part of your garden or diet. Despite its growing popularity among health enthusiasts, the real wonder …

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Square-Foot Garden Spacing to Get the Most Out of Your Backyard Garden

You love the idea of growing your own food, but your space is limited.  Mastering square-foot garden spacing can help you transform your backyard into a flourishing oasis ready to provide the farm-to-table experience you’ve been dreaming of. We’re going to show you how to utilize every inch of your garden space efficiently. This method …

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Potato Bug Prevention: Simple Tips to Protect Your Garden

You’ve spent countless hours nurturing your backyard garden. Your potato plants look amazing. But then, you notice the unwelcome sight of potato bugs.  These little pests are notorious for decimating potato crops entire potato crops so what will they do to your backyard garden? These pesky insects not only harm your potatoes but can also …

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