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For the Home - Garden - Plants

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Uses for Mullein - this is a wonder plant/weed and very striking, often reaching 7-8 feet in height. It's also a biennial. My husband suffers from COPD. We cultivate mullein specifically to help him.

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Learn how to grow amazing onions & be onion self-sufficient! A little knowledge can go a long way to ensure you never run out of onions again!

How To Grow Amazing Onions and Be Onion Self-Sufficient - Homestead Chronicles

Heirloom and Fingerling Potatoes are the trendy garden must! Look at how pretty these colors are!

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Heirloom Carrot Varieties Learn all there is to know about planting, harvesting and saving heirloom carrot seeds as well as the cool history behind some of the rarest and oldest heirloom carrots.

Heirloom Carrot Varieties

Grow vines like this!

classic • casual • home

How to grow carrots in a Soda bottle

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From Chiot's Run - some tips for growing carrots, plus a REALLY cool "square foot gardening" tool they made.

Tips for Growing Great Carrots | Chiot's Run

DIY - How to Grow Mushrooms at Home: grow outdoors using the log and stump method or grow indoors using coffee grounds

DIY - How to Grow Mushrooms at Home

How to Grow Parsnips - The Homestead Garden

Wood sorrel has been eaten by humans for millennia. In Dr. James Duke's "Handbook of Edible Weeds," he notes that the Kiowa Indian tribe chewed wood sorrel to alleviate thirst on long trips, that the Potawatomi Indians cooked it with sugar to make a dessert, the Algonquin Indians considered it an aphrodisiac, the Cherokee tribe ate wood sorrel to alleviate mouth sores and a sore throat, and the Iroquois ate wood sorrel to help with cramps, fever and nausea.

Common wood sorrel

What is Purslane? A Weed or a Wonderful Volunteer Plant? Purslane is nearly unknown and is an under utilized green that is easily grown in the garden as it often volunteers in the garden.


Super simple way of Growing Portobello Mushrooms...if it works

Growing Portobello Mushrooms on Straw Mulch and Manure

Survival Gardening - this guy has lots of tips for growing food

survival garden

How To Grow Big Bulb Onions » The Homestead Survival

How To Grow Big Bulb Onions | The Homestead Survival

Healing plants

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How to grow & harvest okra. I'm making pickled okra this year!

Information On How To Harvest Okra

Before You plant sunchokes, you need to read this post. What are sunchokes? What are the health benefits of sunchokes? Why you shouldn't plant sunchokes in your regular garden.

Before You Plant Sunchokes, You Need to Read This Post

Zucchini Abundance | Seedsavers Blog | Rare garden seeds, heirloom seeds, seed saving.

Zucchini Abundance

ITALAngelica keiskei koidzumiNOITAL photos courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum.

Plant of the Month: February 2014 - Neil Sperry's GARDENS

Landscape with fly-repelling plants. Flies are deterred by the scents of some plants, so keep potted plants on your patio or near your doors that repel flies: False indigo Mint Lavender Elderberry Basil

How to Get Rid of Flies Outside: 9 Steps - wikiHow

Scoreboard and cup holder for corn hole

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Lavender Boutonnieres. Absolutely could see this at @Kiersten Burkhardt McConnell and Justin's wedding

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The Burdock plant is related to the Dandelion and Echinacea family. The seeds, greens and roots were used by the ancient Greeks as a medicine to heal many common ailments. The root is mainly used in today’s Burdock health supplements.

Burdock - Benefits and Side Effects « Herbs List

Heavenly Blue Morning Glories..put in a hanging pot, and they will grow down wards. Ohh! Want to try cup and sauce vine and humming bird vine.

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There’s a way to grow garlic without replanting each year. A Washington gardener explains how. Joe Capriotti doesn’t plant garlic, but every year he harvests hundreds of pounds from his backyard in Montesano, Wash. His technique goes against the common practice of planting and harvesting garlic each year as if it were an annual plant. Most people don’t realize that garlic can be grown as a perennial.

The One-Straw Revolution