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As the heat of summer comes to a close, so does the season of fresh fruits and veggies. If you’re like me and have grown too much produce to use before it expires, you don’t want to waste it all!

 

We’ve already filled our friends’ houses with the fresh food too. Since you and I don’t want to throw away all our garden efforts, I’ll share my tomato canning guide with you.

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

A retaining wall is a structure that is used to hold or retain the soil behind it. Many different types of materials can be used to build a retaining wall such as concrete blocks, treated timbers, rocks or poured concrete.

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden, Do It Yourself Projects

 

If you’ve decided to start your own garden this year, then you’re probably looking for a variety of different plants to grow in it. Raspberries are a delicious fruit that aren’t too difficult to grow, can be planted just about anywhere and are often used in dessert recipes like white chocolate raspberry cheesecake and raspberry patch cream pie.

 

Today, I’m going to give you a brief how-to on growing raspberries, so you’ll have some tasty fruit to use in delightful recipes!

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

To continue our outdoor series, I’m going to talk about different creative planting methods for potatoes. When you start your potato plants, it’s up to you if you want to use potatoes from the market or order seed potatoes – I’ve found that there’s not much of a difference. If you want different varieties, then you should order seed potatoes.

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

Does Rosemary Grow All Year? 

 

You can indeed grow rosemary and enjoy it all year long! Whether growing rosemary inside your home or getting ready to put it outside, we’ve got tips to make it even easier to grow all year.

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

Last week, we went over the best methods to use to plant and grow peppers. This week, we will go over how to best harvest and store those peppers, along with the best time to use those peppers in your recipes. Keep in mind, best practices can vary for specialty peppers, so make sure to research your specific peppers for exact details on harvesting and storage.

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

Now that summer is upon us, we’re all preparing for outdoor get-togethers, but you may be missing the thing that would make yours stand out--a gazebo. 

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

Fire pits are a great way to enhance your outdoor space and bring everyone together for s’mores or relaxation! With great fire pits comes great responsibility though.

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

Last month, we went over the ins and outs of tomatoes. We talked about how to grow tomatoes , some unique ways you can grow tomatoes and different types of tomatoes. This month, we will do the same with peppers.

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

Over the past few weeks you might have seen parts of my three-part series on tomatoes including how to grow tomatoes and different ways you can plant tomatoes.

 

Today, we’ll go over the different types of tomatoes you can grow and what you can do with those tomatoes. We will go over heirloom tomatoes, better boy tomatoes, globe tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes and pear tomatoes.

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Topics: Lawn and Garden