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Spring plants, planters & workshops that will cheer you up

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  Photo: Table Leg Home While the world is under strict hibernation mode, spring is surfacing. Whether we are ready or not, the crocuses have jammed their heads through barren soil, the cherry blossoms are in bloom, and the weather has started to warm up. Although it may not be safe to freely roam for another month (or longer), you can bring spring to your living room with a selection of plants and cheerful planters. Many small businesses are still open for business, working and shipping from their apartments, and you’ll be doing a bit toward helping them survive until...

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Want to garden BIG in a SMALL space? These 4 easy vegetables to grow are perfect

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They yield a big harvest in small spaces and will feed your family well. As much as I would like to live in the country with many acres, that’s a dream I’m saving up for! Currently, we have the blessings of a modest yard, with plenty of sunlight and flat space for a few raised bed gardens. And we use our space wisely. This means that we garden lots of high yield crops. By high yield, I mean these easy vegetables to grow also produce vigorously throughout the garden season. Quite often we freeze, can, or donate our extra produce...

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Home Depot;

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I love Mother's Day shopping for loved ones who are big on homestead projects. It's always an excuse to go to Home Depot or my local garden store. How can you look at gazebos and flowers and not get excited about DIY projects? Honestly, walking through a home improvement gardening section feels pretty similar to walking through my grandmother's yard. She has just about everything you'd expect someone with a green thumb to have. Even though she would probably admit she has enough in her collection, there's no harm in adding more. Garden tools get rusty, and there's always room...

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Gardening for Beginners: How to Start

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So, you want to start growing your own food! Great! If you're not already sold on the idea, here are 7 Reasons to Start a Garden.  And I'll add one more, which I never thought I would need... If your local food supply gets disrupted, being able to grow food at home makes a HUGE difference in food security. Now, obviously you need to be able to practice a little bit of delayed gratification, since even if you go out and plant radishes RIGHT THIS SECOND it'll still be a month+ before you're eating them (and they're the quickest thing...

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