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Winterizing the Chicken Coop A Year Later

The chilly nights are drawing in, the smell on bonfires are in the air, the mountains are an explosion of color and the leaves in my garden are beginning to fall.  All this means one thing: it’s time to winterize the chicken coop.

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13 Low Water Ideas To Easily Save You Money And The Environment

13 Low Water Ideas To Easily Save You Money And The Environment

Low water gardening is really important for me living in a really dry climate and it’s also a frugal gardening measure. By reducing water usage in the garden you’re saving bucks on bills! Find out just how you can grow a great garden and use less of this precious resource by reading on!

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Build A Cheap Cold Frame That Will Save You Money This Year

Growing in a cold frame is a great way to extend the growing season.  Cold frames allow you to start your plants earlier and keep plants growing later by protecting them from frosts.  Find out how to build a cheap cold frame that will save you money each year!

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FRUGAL ORGANIC GARDENING

The Frugal Organic Garden

I often hear that starting a garden is too expensive which is why people I know don’t want to grow. Other popular reasons I hear include it’s too much work and it doesn’t look good.  Today I want to bust the myth that starting an organic garden is expensive and share all of my thrifty gardening tips with you so that you can grow a frugal organic garden.

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Starting seeds undercover in a greenhouse

Starting Seeds Undercover

Dear Readers,

I’ve been starting seeds undercover for the last few years but usually around March.  This year I started my seeds on Boxing Day (26th December) to get a head start on the growing season for my tender plants which have long growing needs and now, in mid-January I’m sowing even more!

Yup, I’ve gone a little bonkers in getting a head start this year because I messed up so badly with my seeds last year and lost a bunch to late storms which decimated the garden.

You can start seeds right now for larger plants which will have a better start in your garden come spring or you can start seeds for indoor herbs and salads.

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uses of fallen leaves in the garden

What To Do With Fallen Leaves In Your Garden

Dear Readers,

Fall is here!  The leaves are turning gold, russet, coral and burgundy and dropping in the slightest of breezes.  The ground is slick with leaves in the rain which turn to a glittering wonderland in the early morning frost.

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Make your own natural organic fertilizers at home

Learn the Secret to Getting Better Harvests with Homemade Natural Liquid Fertilizer

Dear Readers,

I want to share a secret with you so you can get amazing harvests in your garden too. I’m going to tell you how you can make your own liquid fertilizer using things you might already have in your garden.

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