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With the availability of sweet, fresh Spring carrots, it’s the perfect time to make a popular Indian dessert, Gajar Halwa. This is a dessert that is actually good for you since it’s packed with lots of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and fiber from the carrots. The addition of dried fruits and nuts adds even more nutritional value.
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If you’ve done any gardening, you’ve probably come across a planting zone map depicting the USDA plant hardiness zones. This map will often appear on the back of seed packets, or in the information you find about different plants in seed and nursery catalogs. You may have wondered about the importance of this map and how it can be useful to you when planning your garden.
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An easy way to prolong your harvest and use your gardening space more efficiently is by planting in succession. Succession planting is a gardening technique where you stagger your planting times throughout the growing season.
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Whatever you call them, green beans are a nutritious staple in kitchens across America. Also called string beans or snap beans, green beans are heart-healthy vegetables that give back to the garden by replenishing nitrogen in the soil. Green beans are a must-have for your survival garden.
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It’s time to start getting your garden ready for spring planting! One essential step in planning and growing a successful garden is soil prep. By taking the time to prepare your soil, you can create a healthy environment for your plants to thrive.
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Do you know which type of onion is best for your garden? When you’re deciding what to plant in your garden, you’ll probably see different varieties referred to as “long day” or “short day” onions. This refers to the lighting conditions required for optimum growth and development of a specific variety. Let’s look at each type, the differences, and a few examples.
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Beets are a cool-season crop that is super easy to grow and highly nutritious. Everything from the root to the greens of the beet plant is edible, making it a valuable addition to any survival garden.
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The days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer, bringing hints of Spring. March is when things can really get started in your garden for most of the United States. Here are some vegetables you can sow outdoors in your garden for a mid-Spring or early-Summer harvest. 
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Most vegetable seeds are ready to plant straight out of the packet because centuries of cultivation have made them very easy to grow. However, there are some exceptions that require a little extra preparation before they go into the ground.
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Three winners will win 10 bars of goat’s milk soap of their choice. Southern Natural will notify the winners by email, so make sure you enter your details correctly.
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We’ve got some new additions to our library of resources so that you’ll have easy access to the most important details you’ll need to grow healthy, vibrant gardens.
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Here are 10 herbs we think should be in everyone’s survival garden. Many of these herbs also do great in containers, so they can be grown indoors or on a patio if you don’t have a large gardening space.
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