Consider safety concerns and entertainment needs when picking the right place for your fire pit.

Choosing the best place for a fire pit

Fire pits are a fun and useful addition to your patio or backyard. It instantly becomes a place in your backyard to gather and make memories. Before you get your new fire pit home, there are a number of points to consider – the most important being location. Where you place your outdoor fire pit should [...]

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Grow Your Own Eggplants

Eggplant Caprese Stack

Were eggplants part of your garden plan? Here’s a tasty recipe for an Italian appetizer that will help you utilize your harvest. Ingredients •    Salt and freshly ground black pepper •    1 eggplant, sliced about ¼ in. thick •    8 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil + more for drizzling •    2 eggs, whisked •    1 cup [...]

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Rosemary-and-thyme

Try Herb Roasted Potatoes as a side dish

Having a garden means that you need to have recipes to use for all the tasty veggies you’ll be growing. This recipe is a great use for herb garden favorites thyme and rosemary. Herb Roasted Potatoes ingredients  •    1 lb baby potatoes•    1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil•    1 tb coarse salt•    2/3 tb black pepper•    [...]

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Pasta Carbonara With Spring Peas

Pasta Carbonara with Spring Peas

Ingredients • Salt • ¾ pound angel hair pasta (regular or whole grain) • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil • 2 large garlic cloves, minced • 6 oz. of pancetta, cut into ¼ inch cubes • ¾ cup heavy cream • 4 large room temperature egg yolks • Freshly ground black pepper • ½ cup of grated [...]

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Vertical Garden

All About Vertical Gardening: What is Vertical Gardening?

Vertical gardening is exactly what the name implies – gardening on a vertical, rather than a horizontal, surface. Vertical gardening can be accomplished in two major ways. First, many vertical gardens take advantage of the tendencies of some plants to grow up rather than out. But the effort is not just limited to plants that naturally grow [...]

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Planning

How To Plan and Plant Your Vertical Garden

Planning your Vertical Garden is different from planning a traditional garden, but shouldn’t be done with any less care. Step One: Consider the location of your Vertical Garden Ideally, vegetable plants in your Vertical Garden should get at least six hours of sustained sunlight a day. Pick a spot that will allow for maximum sun [...]

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Shopping list

All About Vertical Gardening: Shopping List for Creating a Vertical Garden

Your vertical gardening shopping list, at first glance, will be very similar to that of a traditional horizontal garden, but there are some very important things to consider. First, will you start your plants in the ground – such as in a small plot against your house – or will you use containers? By using [...]

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Vegetables to use

All About Vertical Gardening: Vegetables to Use in Vertical Gardening

Just because you’ve decided to try out vertical gardening doesn’t mean you can’t continue to grow most – if not all – the vegetables you’re used to growing in a traditional garden. However, those vegetables that will naturally grow vertically by extending vines that attach to a supporting structure are naturally most conducive to vertical gardening. [...]

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Planting and harvesting

All About Vertical Gardening: Planting and Harvesting Your Vertical Garden

When it comes to planting and harvesting, there are very few differences between horizontal and vertical gardening. Before you plant Whether you’re using a container or a strip of ground, the best place to start is by making sure you have soil conducive to growth. If you’re using containers, start with a good, nutrient-rich gardening soil [...]

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Disease, cucumber plant.

All About Vertical Gardening: Protecting Vertical Gardens from Disease

Since vertical gardens grow up rather than along the ground, the risk of disease is significantly reduced with limited contact with the soil. However, that doesn’t mean your plants will be disease free in a vertical garden. As with any type of gardening, the first step to avoiding disease is the quality of the soil. If [...]

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