Use your fire pit all year

How Do I Use My Fire Pit in the Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall?

When people think of fire pits, they usually associate this backyard centerpiece with a summer evening. A fire pit offers you a night off. A time of relaxation. A chance to watch the flames dance and listen to the sounds of nature around you. Then you add in the marshmallows, shish kebabs and hot dogs. When […]

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4 tips for better garden soil

Are you doing everything you can to ensure a healthy, happy garden? You know the basics: weed, water, prune, and keep out pests, but you might be missing an important step toward successful plant growth. Over time, nutrients are stripped from the garden soil through planting and harvesting. If you start to notice smaller, discolored, or […]

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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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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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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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