Propagating Your Tomato Plants

I read an article about propagating your tomato plants by removing the side-shoots that develop from the angle between the leaf stems and the main stem of the plant. Removing these side-shoots helps the main plant develop more fruit, but it also would give me …

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Edible Landscaping for Fall

Fall is a great way to put out some additional color and harvest more vegetables.  While many plants are starting to go dormant or die off, there are several varieties you can plant now that can give color and life to your landscape.   Kale …

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Crab Apple Juice Project

A big part of becoming more frugal along our path to freedom is making things at home and building things ourselves instead of buying them elsewhere. Today’s project was making juice from a friend’s crop of crab apples. The lowly crab apple is often not …

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Growing Shiitake Mushrooms

For me, growing shiitake mushrooms just makes good sense. For one, I have in my state, the lady who wrote the book (literally) on Shiitake production in woodlands – Professor Deborah Hill.  Professor Hill works out of the University of Kentucky and has answered my questions …

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