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Our Homestead
Well, the tomatoes are getting ready to be RED! Eugene has pulled it off again this year and has supplied the compost pile with over forty five bags of grass clippings. It is making a fine mulch as well! I came by an old chipper/shredder just collecting dust in someone's barn. What a BOON! for only $125!!! Getting it running will consist of some carburetor work... and I can chip and shred to my little hearts desire. That will aide in adding some 'brown' to the mix. My neighbors already think I'm a little kooky, always asking them... "What are you going to do with that?" They proceed to look at me like I have three eyes and I say, "Then can I have it?" Hey, one man's refuse is…
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Tomato Container Gardens

Tomato Container Gardens

Container Gardening
Tomato container gardens are an alternative to a traditional tomato garden. Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables, well in this case fruits, of people around the world. They can be used in so many ways, in a salad or to make a sauce for pasta and a myriad of other ways in your culinary pursuits. Sadly in some places tomatoes are being priced at three dollars per pound or more. Fortunately, everyone can grow their own tomatoes, even people that live in apartments. The answer is to grow a tomato container garden. You can grow them on a patio or balcony or in a bright sunny room in your home. The number one essential is sun. Tomatoes require a lot of light and will not thrive without out…
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