Susan Patterson

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Growing Great Greens all Year Long (and why you should)

If you only grow one thing in your home garden, it should be greens. There are several delicious and nutritious greens that are easy...

Yes, I Add Broken Eggshells and Baking Soda to My Tomato...

I get asked about growing and caring for tomatoes more than any other fruit or vegetable. It seems that everyone is after that perfect,...

Chicken, Chicken, Duck: Why Your Mini Farm Needs Ducks

Chickens are great; they are easy to keep, provide loads of delicious eggs, and are super fun to watch. There have been times in...

How to Save Your Lawn From the Hot Summer Sun

While the peppers and tomatoes in your veggie garden may appreciate the summer heat, your lawn does not necessarily feel the same way. Extreme...

Poison Ivy: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

Summer means many things, beautiful gardens, backyard fun, and long walks in nature. Unfortunately, nice weather also means a few not-so-attractive things like mosquitoes...

Ditch the Bug Zappers, Try This Instead

It’s summer, your garden is blooming, and you are anxious to host weekend outdoor parties and show off your beautiful patio and yard, but…...

Asparagus and Sandy Soil, a Perfect Match

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) is a perennial flowering plant whose young shoots are used as a delicious spring vegetable. If you love to roast tender...

Draw Nocturnal Pollinators With a Magical Moonlight Garden

Although you may be familiar with the host of pollinators that visit your garden during daylight hours such as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bumblebees you...

7 Really Good Reasons You Should Grow Your Own Food

While growing and preserving food is still a widespread activity in many cultures around the world, it isn't necessarily popular in America. Many people...

5 Immune-Boosting Survival Foods You Can Grow Indoors All Year Long

You don’t have to be a gardening mastermind to grow your own edible plants; you don’t even have to have space outside for a...