DIY Natural Disinfectant Spray – Easy Recipes

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DIY natural disinfectant sprays are not only at least as effective as chemically infused store bought sprays, they are simple and cheap to make. Once you start mixing together homemade household cleaners, you soon realize the multiple purpose nature many common ingredients possess. These natural disinfectant recipes were designed for use in the kitchen, but … Read more DIY Natural Disinfectant Spray – Easy Recipes

How to Eradicate Bacterial Canker

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Bacterial canker is a fast-spreading garden fungal disease that causes crop yields to decrease substantially. Detecting the initial signs of bacterial canker early can help save your plants – and by extension the groceries you are attempting to grow. Stone fruit trees are especially susceptible to bacterial canker. Cherry, apricot, plum, peach trees, and even … Read more How to Eradicate Bacterial Canker

The Best Companion Plants for Tomatoes

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Companion planting is one of the best ways to make use of space and improve the health of your tomatoes. Like good friends, companions to tomatoes boost their productivity and ward away negative energies that affect growth. While some companions keep away pests, others encourage beneficial insects for pollination and their predatory capacities. Equally, some … Read more The Best Companion Plants for Tomatoes

How To Preserve Eggs In Mineral Oil – So Easy!

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Preserving eggs with mineral oil is both an inexpensive and speedy process, but you can only use this old homesteading method when dealing with farm fresh eggs. Because commercial manufacturers of eggs wash the bloom off of the shell and refrigerate them, rubbing mineral oil onto the shell to protect it from air and bacteria, … Read more How To Preserve Eggs In Mineral Oil – So Easy!

The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan – An Honest Review

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The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan quickly made its way onto every homesteader and wanna-be homesteaders bookshelf. Full of inspiration and resources, Madigan does a fantastic job of painting a picture of what your property could be, despite its lack of space. Whether you have one-tenth of an acre or a full acre, Madigan shows … Read more The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan – An Honest Review

Organic vs Conventional Growing Practices – What Are the Differences?

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When you first start gardening, you may ask yourself whether growing organic food is worth it, or if you would be better off sticking to more conventional growing practices. As a consumer, you may ask yourself the same question, wondering whether purchasing organic produce or other food is worth the (substantial) extra cost. However, there … Read more Organic vs Conventional Growing Practices – What Are the Differences?

Cardamom Honey Coffee Recipe – Quick and Easy

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This recipe makes a very strong, sweet coffee. The preparation method below is with a French press, which is my favorite method of brewing coffee. A French press consists of an outer shell, a carafe which fits into the shell, and a lid with a filter screen plunger attached. The ground coffee is infused into hot … Read more Cardamom Honey Coffee Recipe – Quick and Easy