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This whole wheat pita bread is a great recipe that only has a few ingredients and no oil or sugar. Nevertheless, it is a very delicious bread that can be used in so many ways. For the whole-food plant-based diet pita bread is a must-have. Slice the bread in half and fill it with a healthy salad and...

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Berries are the best fruit cold climate gardeners can grow. Berries are the category of produce where we can shine. We grow many berries in our garden, but there are more varieties of berries for zone 3 garden that can be grown. Why grow berries Of all the fruit to grow, berries are the best choice...

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There are different ideas about when to start seeds indoors. Some gardeners like to start very early, and others like ourselves follow a later indoor seed-starting schedule. In this post, we want to take a look when and why we start seeds following this schedule. The Seed Starting Schedule The indoor seed-starting schedule we follow...

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Growing microgreens and baby salad greens at home is easy and adds instant homegrown freshness to your meals. Microgreens and baby salad greens are great for growing indoors during the long winter months. What is the difference between sprouts, microgreens, and baby greens An emerging shoot from a recently germinated seed is a sprout. Sprouts are usually grown...

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Winter 2019 has been good to us and now it is time for a garden update – winter 2019 on video. We do these updates to encourage you and us to keep growing. To see what has worked well and what needs improvement and to learn from it. You can see last years’ winter garden update...

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There are a few types of hydroponic systems: Water Culture, Ebb and Flow (Flood & Drain), Drip (recovery or non-recovery), N.F.T. (Nutrient Film Technique) and Aeroponic. We already listed the benefits of a vertical aeroponics system here, in this article I want to show you how to set up a simple NFT downspout Hydroponics system. Why Choose Hydroponics? Hydroponics allows...

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Homemade vegetable broth is so easy to make that one might think that no recipe is needed. And it is true, I have made it with just using what’s in my fridge that needs to go and be great for a vegetable broth. However, after trying this recipe I never went back to throwing together whatever...

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We are in Alberta, Canada, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains – plant hardiness zone 3A, elevation 1,037 m (3,402 ft). Yep, it’s cold here! While the southerlies plant their garden, we pile up more snow, while they harvest their first crops, we plant ours, and while they still complain about the heat troubling...

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Do you make New Year’s resolutions? We don’t. Here is the reason why we don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. Perhaps we have lost you right there, perhaps you were thinking we accomplish so much and should be the most successful in making and sticking to a plan, and here I am telling you that we don’t even bother...

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To enjoy a green smoothie for breakfast is a great healthy choice. It’s delicious, easy and quick to make and fills you up for hours. It’s our go-to recipe whenever an instant breakfast is needed, or for a breakfast to go on a busy day and even to take with us on the road. What is...

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