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Organic Pest Control: Homemade Pest Spray

By Denise

By keeping my plants healthy, watered and weed free I can usually control pests. But once in a while I have a pest problem or my neighbors ask for a pest control that is more organic than the store bought chemical products. The recipe below is close to being organic and works well. I originally […]

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Foraging Wild Fruits: Black Raspberries

By Denise

When I was young we would go up on the neighbors back pasture and pick wild black raspberries. The fields had a barbwire fence that separated two pasture and rocks lined the fence lines. We would find out which side the cows were on and pick on the opposite side. We had many hours of […]

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Growing Strawberries: Fresh Homegrown Fruits

By Denise

Recently I picked up everbearing strawberry plants. I hadn’t planned on growing strawberries but the price of berries keeps rising and I am concerned with the chemicals larger farms use in production. I also found them at a greenhouse auction and could not turn them down. I have heard berries can be rather difficult to […]

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Garden Vegetable Stands: Country Charm and History

By Denise

As the garden season picks up you may notice fruit and vegetable stands opening. I grow as much of my own produce in the warmer months as possible but it’s impossible to grow it all, so fruit and vegetable stands become one of my favorite stops in the summer. In my Warren County area there […]

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