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5 Reasons to Add Comfrey to the Veggie Garden or Orchard | Roots & Boots

5 Reasons to Add Comfrey to the Vegetable Garden or Orchard

Comfrey offers a host of benefits to the garden, orchard, homestead, or farm.  From attracting pollinators to providing nutrient-rich mulch, here are 5 reasons to add comfrey to the vegetable garden or orchard. 

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How to Grow Organic Pest-Free Broccoli | Roots & Boots

How to Grow Organic Pest-Free Broccoli

Struggling with caterpillars on your broccoli?  I’ll show you how to grow organic pest-free broccoli.  This method also works for other brassicas like cauliflower, cabbage, and kale.

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3 Steps to Create Hügelkultur Beds on the Ground | Roots & Boots

3 Steps to Create Hügelkultur Beds on the Ground

Create Hügelkultur beds right on top of the ground in just 3 steps! No digging required. This is permaculture gardening at its finest.

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How to Do Charlotte Mason Picture Study | Roots & Boots

How to Do Charlotte Mason Picture Study

Charlotte Mason picture study is both simple and brilliant.  You need not be an expert to conduct a picture study with your children.  In fact, you get to learn right alongside them!

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Chickweed: Foraged Greens | Roots & Boots

Chickweed: Foraged Greens

You know what’s even better than fresh, homegrown veggies? Fresh, edible WEEDS you didn’t have to plant. Like chickweed: foraged greens from the backyard.

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How to Overwinter Greens for Early Harvest | Roots & Boots

How to Overwinter Greens for Early Harvest

Wondering how to overwinter greens for early harvest?  It’s easy to do and you’ll love harvesting fresh greens so much earlier next spring (or even in late winter)! How to overwinter greens for early harvest Late summer/early fall is the time to plant greens for overwintering.  It all depends on your climate and your hardiness…

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How to Create Trenched Hugelkultur Beds | Roots & Boots

How to Create Trenched Hugelkultur Beds

The wooden raised beds in my kitchen garden were filled hugel-style, but for this year’s new addition to our far garden we decided to create trenched hugelkultur beds.  Here’s why…

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6 Tips for Gardening in Heavy Clay Soil | Roots & Boots

6 Tips for Gardening in Heavy Clay Soil

Gardening in heavy clay soil is no fun.  However, there are many ways to have a successful garden despite your heavy clay soil.

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16 Best Veggies for Your Fall Garden

16 Best Veggies for Your Fall Garden

Let’s take a look at the best veggies for your fall garden.  In a few short months you’ll be so thankful you planted them now!

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What Type of Tomato is Best for Canning? | Roots & Boots

What Type of Tomato is Best for Canning?

If you plan to can tomatoes this year, you may be wondering what type of tomato is best for canning.

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