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Oct 14, 2015

No "end of growing season" blues this year!

I love fall here in the Midwest but usually I am a little sad ----because it would be time to take down the veggie garden. Well, not any more! This year I'll be growing my tower garden indoors...right here at home! Will start from seeds just as I did all summer. Can't wait! Stay tuned for photos and updates!

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Sep 03, 2015

Small Garden with Big Results

Grow your own small garden with less work and less space! Enjoy simple gourmet recipes from the garden!

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Sep 03, 2015

Grow All Year Round ???? Yes, You Can!

Having so much fun with our Tower Garden. It's September and still warm now...but thinking ahead to frigid, deep freezes in the not too distant future. So happy to know I can keep growing all year round by setting my Tower Garden indoors with grow lights! So cheerful to grow indoors. :)

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Jul 29, 2015

Garden for Weight Loss

How to grow a small garden for weight loss

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Jul 29, 2015

Back in Action! :)

We survived our move from our home of 16 years! Sadly, I left my wonderful square foot garden behind for the new owners. So happy to report I am growing again with aeroponics due to the space restrictions at our new home. Check out my growing tower photos at C'mon, let's get growing! ;)

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Oct 12, 2014

Cooler temps are here...

Cooler temps are here...but that won't prevent our healthy eating and weight loss! Look for tips on living healthfully throughout your non-growing season. You can stay on track for weight loss and disease prevention! :)

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Mar 20, 2014

Spring is finally here!

It's official. Spring is here. We've managed to survive the 4th coldest winter in our area's history! Wakened to a light snow this morning, but all melted by the afternoon. Let the garden prep begin! So wonderful that Square Foot Gardening requires very little prep! Just clear your planter boxes from any leftover winter debris ...lightly "fluff" up the special planting mix, place your grids and plant! Hooray! :)

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Feb 07, 2014

Square Foot Garden Plans

Square foot garden plans, how to assemble your raised bed square foot garden plans

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Feb 07, 2014

Starting vegetable garden - simple plans & photos. Grow more in less space !

Starting vegetable garden secret for beginners...Grow your own beautiful vegetable garden, herb garden with less work and less space !

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Feb 06, 2014

Starting herb garden - simple plans & photos. Grow more in less space !

Starting herb garden -easy! Veggie gardens! Grow more food in less space! Simple, easy instuctions for your garden! Photos & plans to help you start quickly! Enjoy gardening with less work!

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Feb 03, 2014

Preparing Soil Mix for Vegetable Gardening and Herb Gardening!

Vegetable gardening success depends on preparing soil mix balanced perfectly - here's a tried and true, quick and easy formula that is great for beginners! All organic, all natural!

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Sep 11, 2013

Tomatoes, Tomatoes ! is that time of the season...lots & lots of tomatoes. As of today, here are two wonderful roasted tomato soup recipes from my favorite well-know authors/chefs: Robin Robertson and Ina Garten. You will love these soups! Click over to the Garden Recipes on my homepage. Enjoy!

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Jul 24, 2013

We'll team up to get lean 'n green !

Now that the vegetable garden is well excited to share great info about superior nutrition through eating clean & green plus tips for living clean as well. Sometimes when we make healthy choices it feels like swimming upstream against the tide of unhealthy habits (our own & those around us). We'll team up to lose weight naturally, feel better and live clean! Thanks for dropping by today! :)

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Jul 22, 2013

water !

We have been surviving our hottest stretch of weather--- many 90+ degree important to water the vegetable garden...a drip system would be great! :)

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Jul 21, 2013

mid summer "tidy up"

We were blessed with a good soaking rain last night...perfect morning to "tidy up" several of the planting squares...really just takes a minute or two per square...very few weeds and the few present slipped right out of the planting medium. Only tools needed were a large kitchen spoon to "fluff up" the planting mix and a sharp knife to harvest. No digging, no shovel, no rake...just a big spoon :) How is your garden growing? E-mail me at and let me know how you are growing! :)

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