Control Garden Pests Naturally with Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

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Control garden pests naturally with Diatomaceous Earth (DE). DE is a natural substance that is safe for humans and animals but deadly for insects. This post contains affiliate links. Read here for disclosure. I agree with C.S. Lewis. Insects are just wrong. Their insides are on their outside. Something filled with goo just should not […]

Two Great Resources for Rural Living

Want to live in the country but don’t know what to do or where to start? Get these two books for a wealth of rural living instruction! I grew up in a small rural Ozark town. Farm life and country living were never foreign to me. My maternal grandparents were what I would call semi-homesteaders. […]

Successfully Starting Seeds Indoors

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Successfully start seeds indoors by creating “mini-greenhouses” using small glass jars and plastic wrap. Start gardening early! Here’s how to do it! This post contains affiliate links. Read here for disclosure. Save Money by Starting Your Own Seeds Indoors Gardening is expensive. One way to save a lot of money is to buy a $4 […]

All About Composting

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Composting is the breaking down of organic matter into a fertile conditioner for your garden’s soil. Think of it as probiotics for your plants. As organic matter decomposes, microbes and life-giving nitrogen increase. After a few months, what is created is rich, earthy food for your flowers, garden fruits and vegetables. Composting isn’t just for […]

Planting and Caring for Your Mums

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Mums are as much a part of autumn as pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes, football, and pretty leaves. Every fall, mums brighten up a home with their rich color and simplicity. They come in a wide array of colors. Some blooms are simple. Some are flashy like fireworks. Planting and caring for your mums is fairly easy if you […]