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Real Deals from the Marketplace: Natural Products You’ll Loveby  

Note from Ann: It's hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner...I hope this finds you preparing your home and yourself for this great feast! Cultures for Health Mica Powders - Color Sampler Looking for an Easter gift for... Read More

Spring Clean Your Garden Toolsby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Now that the days are starting to get longer and the air is starting to get warmer, I'm itching to get outside and garden. Since I live in Colorado, I still have several weeks before... Read More

Be Refreshed – Spring Gardening For the Soulby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer This post was intended to be all about spring gardening - spring vegetables that children love to grow, which vegetables will produce the most for your family, which types you can grow in containers, etc... However, my... Read More

5 Spring Super Foods and Spring Sun Safetyby  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I am so excited that spring is finally here!  In the last few weeks, my kids have been obsessed with playing outside and have spent several hours out each day.  We're lucky to have a... Read More

The Easy Guide for What to Do with Bell Peppersby  

Ever wondered what to do with bell peppers (especially when you have them in abundance)? Here’s a guide with easy tips, recipes, and ways to use them up.

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It’s Not Too Late to Start a Gardenby  

Written by Diana, Contributing Writer By now, many people have their gardens well underway. Lettuces and spinach have been growing in abundance while plump roots of carrots and beets are being un-earthed. The rising heat is nudging us that Spring... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: Harvesting Your Herbsby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Our weather may not be showing signs of Autumn, but our plants and gardens are certainly indicating it is time for harvesting! If you have been consistently using your herbs throughout the summer, you... Read More

Small Batch Dehydrating for the Summer Bountyby  

There's a woman who lives a few blocks down from me with this miraculous garden that seems to go from a freshly tilled plot to a wildly abundant gardener's delight in about one month flat (my husband keeps telling me... Read More

8 Unique Recipes With Zucchiniby  

Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer About this time of year, people are wondering what to do with all the zucchini that just keeps coming from gardens. Zucchini is nutritious - a great source of fiber, antioxidants, Vitamin C and... Read More

Preserving the Harvest: Sweet Fruit Chutneyby  

by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Summer, and the fruit it brings, has a way of overwhelming many of us. If you've got a pile of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots or any other kind of fruit sitting in the middle of... Read More

The State of My Garden So Far (Challenges, Mistakes, Pests and All)by  

Challenges or not, I couldn't give up gardening if I tried. Watching my plants grow, from a tiny seed into delicious food is just so rewarding (like this brand new broccoli head above, which we'll be eating in a another... Read More

Cool Meal Ideas for Hot Daysby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It's 90 degrees outside and the last thing that's on your mind is cooking, much less turning on the oven!  As summer kicks in full time, I find myself less and less motivated to spend... Read More

Dry to Preserve: A Quick Guide to Dehydrationby  

Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer So you’ve started your garden, and other than a few minor hiccups (which always seem to happen regardless of skill or experience), things are probably going pretty well, right? Are you preparing to preserve... Read More

Simple Summer Herbs: Refreshing Infusionsby  

By Meg Dickey, contributing writer Behold the flowers that deck the field, The gentle breeze perfuming And tender herbs their fragrance yield Are health and life diffusing. ~Harvard Shaker Community Herb Catalog, 1843~ For some of us, the tantalizing breezes... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: What to Growby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer This month at Keeper of the Home, we're discussing Gardening 101, and we're continuing this week with the second part of Gardening with Herbs 101.  Let's jump right in to my favorite part of gardening:... Read More

How to Plan Your Garden, Part 2by  

Were you as inspired as I was by Shannon's post on Tuesday? I completely understand what she means about becoming more and more excited each year as she considers what she can grow and preserve. I feel the same way.... Read More

Plan & Plant Now for Sustainability, Freedom, and a Backyard Revolutionby  

I am not an expert gardener and have only spent the last few years taking a stab at preserving what we eat and eating what we preserve. Every year, though, I grow more and more excited because every year we... Read More

How to Plan Your Gardenby  

[caption id="attachment_10002" align="alignnone" width="518" caption="From my own garden plans, two of my raised beds with plans for greens, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli."][/caption] In our Gardening 101 series, we’ve talked about a lot of different things so far... how to... Read More

7 Reasons to Square Foot Gardenby  

Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer Spring is right around the corner, literally.  The first day of Spring officially arrives on Sunday! With the arrival of spring, there’s lots of talk here on Keeper of the Home about gardening this... Read More

How to Plant a Garden That Works for Where You Liveby  

When I first began, I suppose I had this idea that gardening was the same everywhere... you dug up some dirt, put in seeds, fertilized and pulled some weeds, then enjoyed a harvest. A little naive (or maybe just hopeful),... Read More

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