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Millions of Americans grow vegetables in home gardens to save money, eat healthy and enjoy the pride that comes from growing a successful garden. You can buy vegetable plants at your local gardening store to start your garden, but growing your garden from seeds is a much less expensive way to grow loads of tasty vegetables. Case in point: you can buy enough seeds to grow 20 heirloom tomato plants for less than half the average price stores charge for one heirloom seedling. If you’re wi…
Five Ways to Make Your Own Sour Cream
Here are five ways to make your own sour cream. For each, you'll need fresh cream and a culture. I prefer raw cream, but pasteurized works, too. Just don't use ultra-pasteurized cream, which will yield inconsistent results. Sour cream made from raw cream may be thinner than that made from pasteurized cream. We have a source for the most amazingly thick raw cream and I've never had a problem with it being runny. Making sure that the raw cream is fresh assures better results.:
6 Plants Mosquitoes Simply Hate - And You Can Easily Grow Them In Your Yard | PreparednessMama
#Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance you have to endure when you go outdoors this #summer, they’re a legitimate cause for health concerns. Create #natural #repellents today by planting some of these #flowers and #herbs in your #yard or #garden!
How To Recharge & Reuse Glow Sticks Over & Over!
Glow sticks tend to last anything from a few hours to several days. The trick to recharging and being able to reuse them a few times is putting them in the freezer. Freezing the glow stick stops the chemical reaction and seems to recharge them to a degree. It seems unlikely but we did this yesterday with some of the kids’ glow sticks and worked as advertised. This trick will not work on totally discharged glow sticks, they have to be frozen whilst still glowing (the brighter the better).
Herbal Cough Medicine – How to Make an Herbal Oxymel
Are you prepared for your next cold? Do you want to make your own herbal medicine but feel overwhelmed at finding the ingredients or preparing the medicine yourself? Don't wait until the next time you aren't feeling well to try an herbal remedy! There are simple yet powerful medicines you can make easily at home with common kitchen ingredients. #herbalcoughremedy #herbalcold #herbaloxymel
Best Christmas Gifts for Self Sufficient Living
Self-sufficiency is becoming more popular, as well as necessary! Give the homesteader, or yourself, the tools you need to homesteader like a boss! These Christmas gift ideas are suggestions from my personal experience as a homesteader for over 20 years! #homesteading #selfsufficient #selfsufficiency #canning #backyardchickens #foodpreservation #beekeeping
Building a Trellis for Tomato Plants
Building a trellis for tomato plants will provide the support your plants need for vigorous growth and healthy air circulation. #organicgardening #gardening #trellis #tomatotrellis #tomatotrellisideas #homesteading #naturalliving