Backyard Organic Gardening Archive

Why You Should Be Using Organic Ground Cover?

Why should YOU and everyone you know be using organic ground cover for your organic urban gardens??  This is where you save: Time Money Energy Water THE PLANET!! What if I told you that by simply covering the ground on your little urban garden, the food would basically grow itself? This would be amazing news [&hellip

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Types of Seeds

If you are getting ready to start a garden, it is important to know the types of seeds you are dealing with. If you are looking for small space gardening solutions, check these tips out! It is a good idea to also take the time to watch the video at the bottom of the page when [&hellip

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How to Grow Garlic?

If you want to learn how to grow garlic, you are in the right place. It is super easy to grow! I picked up some nice purple, organic, non treated, local garlic from the health food store to plant the other day. My middle boy was super eager to help me plant them 🙂 We [&hellip

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Grow a Windowsill Garden

Windowsill gardening is a favorite among urban farmers! Since urban areas are often compromised for space, expanding your organic garden to the indoors is a fantastic option. If you don’t have a windowsill, you can set up some great little indoor organic gardens with grow lights! But let’s get back to the windowsill for now. [&hellip

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Sauerkraut Recipe and Benefits

What is Sauerkraut Sauerkraut is a German word that means “sour cabbage”. This sauerkraut recipe calls for finely sliced cabbage that will be fermented and preserved by Leuconostoc, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus bacteria. Fermented vegetables like Sauerkraut have a variety of health benefits. What’s Special About This Lacto-fermented Sauerkraut Recipe? You don’t need a special starter culture to make it. You don’t even need [&hellip

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Lacto Fermentation

Lacto fermentation, in my opinion, is one of the healthiest forms of preserving food. But if you would like, you can check out some of the other amazing options such as: freezing, canning, or dehydrating instead 🙂 Fermented foods have played an important role in keeping people healthy for thousands of years. Although in somewhat [&hellip

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Freezing Foods: How to Freeze Your Harvest?

Besides lacto-fermentation, a great way to preserve your harvest is freezing! Learning how to freeze food will allow you to retain most of the nutrients and allow you to keep foods in their raw state. I like freezing organic foods when I can find them so I don’t have to resort to pesticide, gmo, grossness [&hellip

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Dehydrating Food Tips

I love dehydrated food. Apple chips, kale chips, banana chips, strawberries, you name it! Dehydrating food is a great way to preserve your harvest for the whole year. There are some tips on keeping your dehydrated food “raw” so that it maintains the vitamins and enzymes that it starts out having. Dehydrating Food Tips Get [&hellip

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Deer Fence

Deer fence is something to consider when you go to build your beautiful garden. If you don’t, you may be sorry when you come to find all your little buds nibbled off! Fencing is EXPENSIVE!  Especially if you are doing a large area. This option literally cost me $11 to make! And it only took [&hellip

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Square Foot Gardening

It’s all about densely planting many plants in defined squares, as opposed to conventional rows. Not only does this practice use 5x less space than conventional gardening, it’s also great for the planet, saves you time and eliminates the need for heavy gardening tools. To make gardening even easier, you can build table-like raised beds. No more excuses like “I don’t [&hellip

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