i use this stuff for everything! from keeping ants out of my house, to de-fleaing the pets, to taking for a detox for myself… this stuff is “magic”. i never put any poisons on anything in my gardens but DE makes it possible to still grow organically while killing those little suckers! i buy the FOOD GRADE ONLY in 50 lb. bags. i even bought a bag for my mom and she thinks it’s wonderful, as well. check out the article…it’s informative and helpful.
How fun is it to share cuttings with a friend? Take note of these wonderful instructions and let’s all grow new plants!
Starting new plants from hardwood cuttings is a slow but reliable way to grow more, free plants for your garden. This method is done in the late fall or early spring, and works with many deciduous shrubs and vines.
8 morning side farms vegan bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces
Generously add olive oil to pan to keep “bacon” from sticking
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp. unsalted vegan butter, plus more for greasing dish
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. chopped scallions, plus more for garnish
1/2 c. soy coffee creamer
1 c. low-sodium vegan chicken stock
2 1/2 lb. russet potatoes, thinly sliced
2 c. shredded vegan Cheddar (I use veggie go)
1/4 c. vegan sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large skillet over medium heat brown bacon, about 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate. Drain excess bacon grease leaving about 2 tablespoons; sauté garlic and onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Melt vegan butter, when it begins to bubble sprinkle flour all over and whisk until flour is absorbed, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add scallions, cream, and vegan chicken stock; bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off heat.
Wash and dry potatoes. Attach slicing blade to a food processor. If possible, set thickness to 1/8″. Trim ends of potato and slice without removing peel. Grease casserole dish with vegan butter and arrange potatoes in rows. Pour creamy mixture over the potatoes followed by a even layer vegan Cheddar and vegan bacon.
Cover tightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake until potatoes are tender and cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Garnish with scallions and dollops of vegan sour cream. Serve immediately.
I borrowed this recipe from delish.com. the writer’s credit is as follows:
Judy Kim is a NYC-based food stylist, recipe developer, and photographer. She also writes recipes for her websiteThe Judy Lab.
so you have a crummy, shady area where the lawn isn’t doing it for you but just don’t know what to do with it? MAKE A SHADE GARDEN!!! there is a popular belief that you cannot garden without full sunlight. wrong! read the article at the link and learn. i’m doing this, myself.
Dig a 4-to-6-inch-deep trench that is as long as your tomato seedling is tall.
Remove the seedling from its pot and gently massage the rootball apart. Snip off the leaves on the lower portion of the stem, leaving two to four sets of leaves at the top of the stem to ensure enough leaf surface for photosynthesis.
Making compost is probably the single most important thing you can do for your organic garden. The success of your garden depends on the soil, and the health of your soil depends on the compost you give it. And making compost isn’t difficult. With very little effort on your part, you can turn throw-away materials into this sweet-smelling, nutrient-rich, no-cost soil conditioner. So how do you start this easy composting?
Self Reliant Living and 40 Ways to Self Sufficiency
Here we show you 40 ways to self reliant living and self sufficiency whether you live in the city or the suburbs. Urban homesteading and urban self sufficiency is a lifestyle sought out by the baby boomers, and for good reason! So many people think that having a large piece of land allows them to be self sufficient. As I have always said, it is not the size that counts, but what you do with it! 😉