How To Grow HOTTER Jalepeños This Year

Genetics plays the biggest part of how a pepper will taste, but did you know that the way you grow your plants also effects how they taste? We didn't. Last year we grew jalepeño peppers because, well, we love spicy food. We grew them with compost, plenty of water, everything a plant could want. They grew huge! Of course, I was thrilled... that is until we tasted them. Th...
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Building Our Chicken Coop

In 2007 we would daydream about owning an island with a double shower. We thought we wanted to lay around on a beach all day. Over the years, we have realized that we like to work. We like to build, maintain and improve the things around us and to then share our spaces with great friends and family. (Not that a week or two on the beach doing nothing sounds terrible...) Cultivat...
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Making compost from table and yard scraps

The benefits of composting are abundant. By making your own compost, you can cut down on household waste, improve your soil to grow healthier plants without chemicals, and reduce the costs associated with your garden. So the decision was easy, but starting this adventure was not quite so straight forward. First things to consider... Space - For starters you'll need to ...
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How to Start Your Garden from Seeds

Starting a garden  from scratch can end up being a big investment. We didn't even have a shovel to break ground with when we started this adventure, so after we purchased our shovels, rakes, trowels, gloves, materials to build raised beds, I could keep going... equipment which will serve us for years, the last thing we wanted to cut a large budget for was plants. So, we decided...
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