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An Introduction to Container Gardening​


If you've downsized your home or simply have no garden space on your property, your days of growing food are far from over. If you can grow a vegetable in the garden, there's a way to grow it on a balcony. Container gardens need a bit more attention than ground plots because they dry out faster, but they need less weeding because the soil mix you use doesn't naturally contain any weed seeds. Plan your balcony garden the same way you would any other garden plot, by starting with a list of... [Read More]
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The Veggie Lifestyle on a Budget​


It's common knowledge – eating healthy, especially eating lots of vegetables, costs more than eating junk, right? Wrong! It can cost a lot more to eat fresh and healthy foods, especially living the vegetarian lifestyle, but that happens when you don't think about what you're eating beforehand. Considering that you have to plan out your meals in order to get the right nutrients anyway, living the veggie lifestyle in a frugal way is just a matter of making smart choices for things you're... [Read More]
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A Primer on Garden Mulch​


In whatever area of the yard you have your garden, mulch serves as the protective cover. Sometimes it's a decorative quilt and other times a heavy insulator as proof against inclement weather – but all mulches offer a needed protective element as well as making your garden look better. Once you've planted flowers or vegetables, it’s important to choose a mulch variety that benefits your gardening needs.

Vegetable Mulches

Every plant has its own... [Read More]
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8 Things to Love about Raised Garden Beds​


Double-digging and building frames may seem like too much of a commitment for some simple garden plots, but gardeners who build raised garden beds rarely go back to the old way of growing their favorite plants. The modern popularity of this gardening technique might be traced back to the 1980s, when Mel Bartholomew had his hit television show, Square Food Gardening, on PBS. Bartholomew praised the many advantages of raised beds and began a trend that home and organic gardeners... [Read More]
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7 Cook-Out-Friendly Vegan Dishes


Cookouts and barbecues are American as apple pie, and there’s no reason to limit yourself to standard vegetarian burgers. Vegan options for cook-outs range from the quick and easy to the complex, so pick something that suits the time and energy you want to invest.

Many traditional side dishes – like coleslaw or potato salad – work even better as vegan and help to round out the meal.

So why wait for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July? The next sunny... [Read More]
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How to Grow Kale (and what to do with it once you’ve got it)


Beautiful, leafy kale (Brassica oleracea) is right up there with its more famous cousins, spinach and broccoli, in the top echelon of healthy vegetables.

Just look at the numbers. One cup of cooked Kale has a meager 32 calories, but also provides over 1000% of daily value of vitamin K, 100% of vitamin A and 70% of vitamin C.

Like broccoli, kale is touted as a cancer-fighting food for three different reasons. It contains:

• antioxidant nutrients... [Read More]
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