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How to Kill Aphids Naturally, without harmful chemicals

As you can see, Aphids are devouring this tip off one of my potato plants.  I noticed that Aphids were tearing up my potato plants and were really going after some of my other crop vegtables like spinach, peppers, and even some of my tomatoes.  A long time ago, I read that one could mix up a …

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Grow Potatoes in an Expandable Potato Box

This is my first year growing potatoes, but I have read a lot about growing potatoes in various structures like a trash can or in stacked used tires.  I decided to try an idea I saw on the internet about potato boxes. Potatoes are a tuber, not a root, so the potatoes grow around the …

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Seed Starting – Make your own seed-starting trays out of eggshells

If you are careful cracking them to only open the tip end, you can save the eggshells from your daily cooking for use in seed starting.  Make sure to rinse them!  Just set them aside until you have enough to start enough seeds for your early spring planting. As you can see, they can add …

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