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Growing Garlic in Your Fall Garden

Fall is here! If you think that the cooler weather means that you can’t grow any food, think again. There are lots of cold-weather veggies and herbs that you can plant. It might be a little bit late to grow many fall plants from seed, but you can choose seedlings and get that fall garden started this very weekend!

Why They’re Called Heirloom Seeds, and Why You Want Them

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I had no idea what made ‘heirloom’ seeds special (I just thought they were fancy tomatoes). It turns out, most of the commercially available seeds sold at big box hardware and grocery stores are infertile. They’re designed to be infertile so that you – budding farmer that you are – won’t be able to breed your own seeds and grow your own farm. That’s where heirloom seeds come in!

Grow Your Own Mushrooms. It’s Easy!

I’m growing my own mushrooms. Shocked? I was too as I watched a brown cardboard box with a plastic bag of “something” become host to a crop of fresh fungus in less than a week. I ordered my “grow your own mushroom garden” from Back To The Roots, a California company that sells small mushroom gardens-to-be in boxes filled with recycled coffee grounds.

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