Organic Gardening

Organic Garden First Year Re-cap

November 16, 2011
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Thanks to one of my wonderful readers, I was reminded that I never did a re-cap on my first attempt at organic gardening! Also, despite the loads of fruit and veggies that I brought home with me over the summer (my garden was in a family member’s backyard), I also never took a good picture […]

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My Organic Garden

June 4, 2011
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This is the first year that I’ve decided to try an organic garden and I’m really excited. Of course, since I’m so new at this, any tips or advice would be very welcome! Part of the garden (to the right) is just for flowers, but the rest contains many wonderful foods: Lettuce Spinach Beans Dill […]

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Is Your Lawn Necessary?

May 24, 2011
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Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap. You’ll find me posting over at 1 Mom’s Mission about Healthy Cookout Foods, and I’m excited to welcome Lisa from Granola Catholic to openeyehealth: Where Did the Lawn Come From? Did you know that the modern lawn got its start in Europe? The moist mild climate there made it […]

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Repair Leaky Garden Hoses

April 26, 2011
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So I did not always know that it was possible to repair a leaky garden hose. I had thought that once one starts leaking it simply has to be replaced. Luckily, this is not always true. According to Better Homes & Gardens magazine (June 2010), fixing a leaky hose can be quite easy. To do […]

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Simple Home Garden Tips

March 11, 2011
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Last month I attended a local meeting on gardening and learned a lot of great tips from the presenter, Katie Brandt, one of the founders of Groundswell Farm. She has a great amount of experience growing food as this farm offers a CSA program and also sells at our local farmers market. While Katie offered […]

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Liquid Castile Soap for Pest Control

March 8, 2011
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I love, love, love Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap and it seems that I am constantly finding new uses for it. I have read about people using it for shampoo, face/body wash, use it for cleaning myself, and now I hear that it can be used for pest control on plants and gardens, indoor or […]

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Houseplant Fertilizers from your Kitchen

October 11, 2009

I don’t have a very green thumb, so I was particularly interested in a an article from babyfit.com on a few easy, homemade fertilizers you can mix right in your kitchen. Unfortunately, I cannot provide a direct link to the article as usual since it was only an e-mailed article called “DIY: Houseplant Fertilizer”. You […]

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How to Naturally Stop Weeds from Growing; Or, What to Finally Do with All Those Grass Clippings

May 13, 2009
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If you’re anything like us, you’re going to spend a lot of time in your garden this summer – and you also don’t want to waste it all pulling weeds. It’s only the middle of May and I’m already battling weeds overgrowth, but not quite ready to break down and buy a chemical weed killer. […]

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