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Homegrown dried herbs

by Karen on December 5, 2011

My first garden was sort of hit or miss. The herbs grew beautifully, and I harvested quite a few cucumbers before the plant succumbed to wilt. The red peppers were too shaded by the gigantic tomato plant to ever do much of anything. And that tomato plant? Pfft. It grew probably about 20 GIANT tomatoes […]

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Is gardening really frugal? An update

by Karen on August 2, 2011

Since I wrote an update on how line drying is going and what I’ve learned from that last week, I thought I’d share how things are going with our little vegetable garden. You might recall, I’ve had trouble with container gardening in the past. I worried that I was doomed to a black thumb forever. […]

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I need to grow a green thumb pronto

by Karen on June 16, 2011

One of the things I love most about our house is that it rests on about an acre of beautiful land. Unfortunately, we moved in a little late in the season to till and plant a garden, but you better believe I’ll have a mini farm back there next spring. Tony is looking forward to […]

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I’ve tried herb gardening a couple times before, and the results were dismal. But I’ve never been a quitter, so I’m giving it another go. Last weekend, I picked up three herb plants from Lowes — sweet basil, thyme, and rosemary. At $3 each, they cost the same as fresh cut herbs at the grocery […]

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Frugality is good for the Earth

by Karen on April 22, 2009

Everyone’s thinking about ways to be more eco-conscious these days. We’re also thinking about ways to save money. Luckily, the two go well together. Most of the habits that are good for the Earth are also good for your budget. Here are some little changes you can make to help your wallet and the planet: […]

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Growing herbs indoors?

by Karen on September 3, 2008

This week Works for Me Wednesday at Rocks in My Dryer is backwards — bloggers post their problems and open up the comments section for solutions. I’m reposting a question that I asked last week about indoor herb gardening. For those of you who don’t have time to read my long, sad story of herb […]

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