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The Versatile Mint: Peppermint Plant Uses

Peppermint plant uses are endless; this versatile mint does a lot more than make a refreshing drink. Peppermint is indispensable in my herb garden and so vigorous I can pull handfuls up by the roots and it always comes back, as fresh as ever.

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How Do Blueberries Grow?
August 10, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites How do blueberries grow in my garden when there seems to be so much stacked against them? For the last few years, I have been enjoying homegrown …

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Wild Plant Identification: Foraging for Edible Weeds
August 5, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites On a sleepy Sunday afternoon, on the grounds of an ex-horse stable, Nate Chetelat presents a wild plant identification tour for a local gardening group. The focus …

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How to Keep Cool This Summer

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee With summer fast approaching, we look forward to longer days, barbecues and more time to enjoy our family and farms.  Despite our appreciation for summer, …

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Surviving A Water Shortage

Add to Favorites Even the best water system breaks down now and then. Pumps fail. Electricity mysteriously goes off and stays off for long periods. Bulldozers diabolically seek and destroy …

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Grow A Moringa Tree

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan You might know Moringa oleifera by a different name, like benzolive tree, drumstick tree, horseradish-tree, West Indian ben, murungai, ben-oil tree or moringa. No matter what you call it, …

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Foraging Safely

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone If you want to meet a true forager, it is imperative to visit one who lives solely off five acres of land. I …

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Create Your Own DIY Cookbook
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites One day as I was looking through my grandmother’s cookbook, I got the idea to make a DIY cookbook to preserve our family recipes. As members of …

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Purslane: Benefits of an Annoying Weed

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, Canada Rather than saving purslane benefits for the salad bowl, most gardeners weed it out for the compost heap. Yet, people have been eating purslane as …

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Beyond Kraut and Kimchi Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Preserving vegetables by adding salt and setting them aside a few days to ferment, like with kraut and kimchi recipes, is part of our family tradition. Before fermentation food preservation …

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Making Spaghetti Squash for Dessert

Add to Favorites By Lenora Larson – We who combine gardening and cooking as collaborative passions continue our quest for the perfect crop. Our specifications are simple. The plant must be …

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How to Eat a Persimmon
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites If you haven’t tried a persimmon yet, you’re missing out. It takes a little light reading to learn how to eat a persimmon and add it to …

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Experimenting With Maple Syrup

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum The first stop of our group on the Tap into Maple Route located in Ontario’s Lake Country and Springwater, an area within the larger region …

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Recipes: Greener Days For You And Your Poultry

Add to Favorites By Janice Cole, Minnesota After a winter that started with an Arctic blast bringing half a foot of snow and plunging temperatures that remained below freezing for endless weeks, …

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Cider Vinegar to Treat White Muscle Disease
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Laurie Ball-Gisch – The summer of 2002 was the first time I encountered White Muscle Disease in our flock of purebred Icelandic sheep. It affected two …

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