5 Ways to Preserve Peaches – Plus the Easiest Way to Peel Peaches

Each year I preserve peaches in a variety of ways, stashing some for us to enjoy and some to use as gifts. (I have yet to find someone who does not appreciate homemade peach jam.) In this post I'll cover the easiest way to peel peaches, as well as canning, dehydrating, freezing, peach jam and […]

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10 Fast Mid-Summer Vegetables You Still Can Plant From Seed

We are now well into the warmer months of the year, but you can still plant mid-summer vegetables from seed. When you think about planting mid-summer vegetables in the garden – especially planting from seed – you might get a mental image of those early spring plantings just as your garden is getting started for […]

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Olla Irrigation System: A Water-Wise Way to Irrigate Small Gardens

Are you hoping to water your garden easily, quickly, and without spending a ton of money on an irrigation system? You’ve come to the right place. I’m going to walk you through the olla irrigation system. This is an inexpensive system and can be fully DIY if that’s your cup of tea. I’ll share with […]

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Beetroot Gnocchi with Mushroom and Truffle Oil Sauce

After trying beetroot gnocchi at a top quality restaurant close to Mount Warning in New South Wales, Australia, I was determined to try and create something similar. So here goes. Beetroot Gnocchi Recipe Yield: around 75 gnocchi Prep Time: 40 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes Print Ingredients Gnocchi 2 […]

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The 5 Best Ways to Stake Tomatoes

I'm obsessed with growing perfect tomatoes. In a good year, my plants can get enormous and be weighed down with an abundance of fruit. One of the secrets to my success is properly staking my tomatoes. If you don't stake your tomato plants the right way, you risk branches breaking or the entire plant tipping […]

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Garden Soil Inoculant: What It Is and Why You Need It

About 78% of our atmosphere is made up of nitrogen. It's in the air we breathe and is necessary for plants (and humans) to survive. So how do you help your plants get all the nitrogen they need to thrive? The answer is garden soil inoculant. By inoculating your legume plants, you help to add […]

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