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Alternative Gardning: All you need to know for growing your own garlic, and all the reasons why you SHOULD grow your own garlic.

This lady really knows her seeds. She explains in great detail how to pick seeds and how to store them.

cranberry beans are packed with filling fiber – providing 35% of your daily needs in a half-cup serving! They also offer plenty of protein, with very little calories and no fat. Cranberry beans have a subtle, chestnut-like flavor – not too sweet or overpowering. Once cooked, they impart a creamy, satisfying texture to your meal.

Tip: The next time you boil a dozen eggs, save the water and pour it on your garden and plants. The water becomes enriched with calcium when the eggs are cooked. Plus, why pour water down the sink when you can reuse it for something, right?

Monsanto now owns 40% of the seed market! It’s not terribly easy to avoid them, which is why we’ve compiled this list to help you navigate through things. #seed #garden #gmo #votewithyourdollars

How to Propagate Lavender - an easy and inexpensive way to create more plants for free.

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year – spring and fall. Not sure if this works or not but worth a shot?