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Fall Gardening

Prep your garden now.
Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1:32 PM

Fall gardening is tricky for those of us in the north. The summer is warm and not conducive to propagating and growing cool season crops, fall is short, and the frosts come before Halloween. » Read more

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19 Fall Garden Ideas

Projects and tips to extend your harvest
Friday, October 16, 2015, 6:46 PM

Some great ideas and projects (links to more detailed articles) for your Fall garden and to help your summer bounty last a bit longer into the colder months. 


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4 Vegetables you can plant now for a fall harvest

Get those last minute garden veggies planted
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 4:37 PM

With Fall upon us, there is still time to get in a few fast growing crops into the garden.  Here are 4 ideas to get you started.  Don't forget about your kale!


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8 Lightning-Fast Vegetables For Your Fall Garden

Quick growing for a fall bounty.
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 3:50 PM

With August just around the corner, its time to starting thinking about and planting the fall garden spaces.  Here are 8 varieties to keep in mind.


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10 Ways To Prepare For Changing Seasons

Getting ready before the weather changes
Friday, September 27, 2013, 1:29 PM

A nice list of things to do to prepare for the changing seasons and get ready for fall and winter.


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5 Fall Projects for the Lazivore Gardener

Simple projects for the coming weekends
Monday, August 26, 2013, 5:18 PM

Easy-to-do next steps for getting the garden ready for Fall and keeping your life a bit simpler.


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How to Prepare Your Woodburner for the Heating Season

Maintenance tips for woodstoves and chimneys
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 8:11 PM

In the Pioneer days, it was a tradition/ritual to take the stove out to the shop, disassemble it, clean everything to like new condition, replace any worn parts or hardware, reassemble everything, and apply a new coat of stove black prior to reinstalling the whole thing. Even in today's faster paced world, this is still the optimum approach. Below is a list of maintenance steps and considerations to get the most out of your wood-based heating system and keep it safe and operating properly when you go to use it next. » Read more

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Winter Garden Tips

Taking care of your garden for winter.
Thursday, December 20, 2012, 5:17 PM

A few tasks and ideas to keep your garden and equipment in tip top shape this winter.

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5 Fall Edible Plants You Must Know About

Know what to look for in an emergency
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 3:19 PM

Learn about these basic wild foods that can help you survive in an emergency situation.


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5 Frugal Fall Gardening Tips

Save on end of season tools and garden essentials
Monday, October 1, 2012, 1:08 PM

5 great tips and tasks to keep your garden saving you money throughout the slower parts of the year.