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DIY: Cinderblock Raised Garden

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DIY: Cinderblock Raised Garden

You should really watch this video about NC A&T’s Tomato Festival first.

Crunchers, do you want tomatoes grown at home, better than the ones from the store like in this video? Have you built a raised bed to try to achieve that result? How did you decide on which type to make? Plank? Railroad ties? Cedar? Cinderblock? These were questions my husband and I had to answer after the seed starting when we got to the point of planting seedlings. Read the rest of this entry

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DIY Basil: From Garden to Jar

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Surprise Basil Plant

Surprise Basil Plant

Last year, my mother-in-law gave us a planter with several herbs growing in it. My favorite was the basil. It’s just so versatile, especially for the non-cook!

The basil grew and grew and I picked off the flowers so that it would keep growing and growing. To my surprise this past spring, a basil plant was growing on its own outside of the planter. One of the seeds from last year survived and grew more basil! Read the rest of this entry

Electrolyte Juice

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Last spring when we were gearing up for a 10K, we were cramping A LOT. I remembered in college when I tried to eat bananas at every meal because I had heard the potassium helps to stop the cramping. I HATE the texture of bananas Read the rest of this entry