10 Reasons to grow Mint in your garden

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10 Reasons to grow Mint in your garden Mint is one of those plants that individuals feel firmly about having in the garden, and in light of current circumstances. Due to its spreading nature and inclination to assume control, a large number of us select to simply abandon everything together. The issue with doing this […]

How to heat a greenhouse using thermal mass

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How to heat a greenhouse using thermal mass The main challenge with greenhouse growing is maintaining the temperature swings that we face. The most common way people do this by using energy via heating or cooling systems into the greenhouse. But the better, more sustainable way of managing a stable greenhouse is to use the […]

How to pick the perfect watermelon

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How to pick the perfect watermelon There’s nothing like diving into a huge slice of juicy watermelon on a hot summer day. A wedge of watermelon — straight from the fridge is one of my favorite things. A good watermelon is juicy, sweet, and crisp.  It can be a great way to quench your thirst. […]

How to grow medicinal herbs

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How to grow medicinal herbs Wouldn’t it be great to have your own medicinal herb garden? It can be awesome to have medicinal herbs ready when you need them.  It can actually be quite easy! So easy that you can have a medicinal herb garden on your balcony. These are herbs you can use to […]

How to mulch with fallen leaves

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How to mulch with fallen leaves Many people see the piles of dropped autumn leaves as a hindrance. This could be due to the work involved raking them up, bagging them and sitting them by the curb for the city to pick up.  So, why do it? Why not use the fallen leaves in a […]

How to dry herbs at home

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How to dry herbs at home What is a homemade pasta sauce without some herbs? What is better than home grown herbs?  The answer to both of those questions – nothing!  You can grow delicious herbs at home and preserve them so that you have herbs all throughout the year.  How to dry herbs at […]

How to start pepper seeds: The Double Cup Method

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How to start pepper seeds: The Double Cup Method It is that time of year again here in Texas – it is time to start pepper seeds for the spring season.  There are different methods to start pepper seeds.  Each of the different methods have pros and cons that make them a reliable way to […]

How to save tomato seed

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How to save tomato seeds, saving seed, saving tomato seeds, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/how-to-save-tomato-seeds

How to save tomato seed There is an unchallenged king in gardens everywhere who’s flavor is outstanding – and that is tomatoes!  Growing the perfect tomato is like searching for the holy grail.  It can often elude gardeners. They have become the fan favorite because of the wide variety of shapes, colors and flavors.  There […]

Vegetable Garden – When to plant

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Vegetable Garden – When to plant One of the most common questions when it comes to vegetable gardens is – when do I plant my seeds for my vegetable garden? Vegetable Garden: When do I plant That question can have many different answers based on certain details.  These details can include – where you live, […]

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

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One of the best things you can do for your garden – is to save your own seed.  This is one of the oldest and most beneficial things to learn how to do.  Ever wonder “where did a Cherokee Purple tomato came from?” or what about your favorite squash?  If you are using heirloom seed, […]

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees

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How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees What’s the most important to the survival of your fruit trees?  For me in Texas, it is definitely – water!  Here in Texas we have absolutely brutal summers with highs reaching the triple digits regularly.  It can get as hot as 110 F here on the hottest […]

How to plant an apple tree in your garden

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How to plant an apple tree in your garden Apple trees are adaptable to a wide variety of soil types and growing conditions. Like most fruit trees, growing apple trees successfully requires a commitment to regular care and maintenance. But once apple trees are established in the home garden you can be rewarded with a […]

How to pick the best apple at the market

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How to pick the best apple at the market Grocery shopping wasn’t always something that I liked.  Grocery runs weren’t a regular occurrence for me until I grew up and got married. I got a job at a restaurant and my love for food was blossomed.  I started going to markets and browsing the aisles […]

How to mulch around fruit trees

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How to mulch around fruit trees, mulching, fruit trees, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/how-to-mulch-around-fruit-trees

How to mulch around fruit trees Mulching is an easy way to cut down on water loss by plants and soil, as well as to slowly add nutrients back into the soil. Mulches come in organic and non-organic forms; and they affect soil acidity, water retention ability, and nutrient levels—all things that are important to […]

5 Tips for Choosing a DIY Hydroponics Project

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5 Tips for Choosing a DIY Hydroponics Project So, you have chosen to dive into the world of hydroponic gardening.  Awesome! I am sure there are tons of questions racing through your mind.  What to grow? Where to put the setup? Or my personal favorite, where do I start? Choosing the best DIY hydroponics project […]

What is Aquaponic Gardening

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There are many different methods of gardening.  You can grow in the ground, in containers, in gutter systems and using hydroponics.  There is another method of growing food that has gained some momentum in recent years, Aquaponics. If you’re wondering what is Aquaponic gardening and how does it work for your garden, then read on. […]