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Best Fruits for an Edible Landscape

When most people think of landscaping, they think of greenery, flowers, and maybe a few bushes. But what about fruit trees and other plants that bear fruit? Adding fruit plants and trees to your landscaping is a great way to …
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Best Vegetables for an Edible Landscape

When most people think of a garden, they usually imagine either a flower garden, a raised bed garden, or a traditional vegetable garden. But what if you could add vegetables to your existing landscape? What if you could grow an …
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a pickling cucumber growing in the garden

How to Grow Cucumbers

Homegrown cucumbers are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in your backyard garden. Learn how to grow cucumbers, how to harvest them, and what pests and diseases to watch out for in this post. Types of Cucumbers There are two main …
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a small mediterranean garden

How to Start a Garden

It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about gardening. If you have ever wanted to start a garden, it’s a good idea to first begin by researching what kind of garden you want. I’m going to give …
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DIY Shoe Powder

Do you or your family members have smelly shoes or stinky feet? Instead of purchasing shoe powder why not make your own? This DIY shoe powder is so easy to mix up with ingredients you may already have in your …
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an indoor herb garden in a hydroponic system

How to Grow An Indoor Herb Garden

Many people love to use fresh herbs to liven up their meals. Did you know you can easily grow an indoor herb garden? But there are a few things you need to know before you plan your garden. Let’s look …
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Hey there! I’m Julie B. I want to help you learn to be a bit more self-sufficient, no matter where you live. From growing your own food to DIY projects for yourself or others, I’m here to help you learn a few new skills. I’ll show you how to raise chickens in your backyard or grow a small container garden. Even if you live in the city, you can grow a few herbs or make your own lip balm. Let’s cultivate a good life…wherever we live.