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How-to Harvest and Roast Sunflower Seeds

As summer nears the end, so do the lives of a garden favorite: the precious sunflower. They smile all season long until one day, around the beginning of August, they bow down to signify the culmination of summer. With some help from our local community garden, we’ve provided you some tricks for harvesting and roasting[More…]

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Getting Your Garden Ready for the New Growing Season

  Step 1: Harvest anything still worth eating. You may find some ripe tomatoes, peppers, squash, etc. and also some crops that are still okay to eat even if they could’ve been harvested weeks ago (beets, leeks, potatoes, carrots, etc). Step 2: Remove all spent plants and weeds. Toss any diseased or bug-infested plants and[More…]

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DIY Seed Packet Garland

A home garden is full of endless opportunities, both edible and decorative. We’re demonstrating the latter in this Home Farmer DIY as we use recycled seed packets as a crowd-pleasing ornament for your Tea Time celebration. In just a few simple steps, we’ll have everyone in awe over your garden and all the crafty creations[More…]

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How to Grill your Garden Veggies

Growing your own garden is no good unless you can properly reap what you sow. That’s why we decided to give you a lesson in grilling etiquette and make those summer vegetables look (and taste) their ultimate best! Ingredients (for 5 servings) 2 T oil/butter/margarine 3 large carrots 2 large multicolored bell peppers 2 large[More…]

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