Dec 172013
 

Some of you…perhaps most of you…are not only foodies, but healthy food foodies, and you try to supply your family with nutritious, safe food. A few of you have more than a passing interest in keeping your pantry healthy and go out of your way to feed your family right. I have considered myself to be in that group for the last decade or so, both because I want to put generally healthy meals on the family table and because I am diabetic and want to eat right to keep it under semi-control. I say semi-control because I made a

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Dec 042013
 
Prove JuicyMaters visitors are the good people I think you are

You know, you folks that visit JuicyMaters are really awesome people.  From the day I started this blog almost 5 years ago I have often said that JuicyMaters is not just a bunch of visitors… It’s a family. We are a family of people with varied interests. Some of you come to JuicyMaters for tips on DIY home repairs. Some of the JuicyMaters family comes to take a look and see what new recipes I’ve put up. Some of you are looking for homesteading information, and of course many are looking for the latest posts about yurts. With all of

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Oct 232011
 

Folks…if you are a homesteader…or are working toward that goal…you probably want your little slice of heaven to be as self-supporting as possible.  One way to do that is to be able to sell agricultural products you produce. I try to keep politics off of JuicyMaters as much as posible…that is why I split politics off to it’s own blog, Common Sense Conversation…but this is important for us homestead types. Please…watch the video, and take whatever action you feel is appropriate for you. [powerpress]

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Jul 012011
 
Gardening in a bucket, growing plants upside-down.  9 plants to plant in it.

My bucket garden exists for two reasons.

First, I wanted my culinary herbs close at hand to the kitchen. I have a raised bed veggie garden about 100 feet from the house, but I started gardening on my porch rails so I could grab some basil or chives without hiking to the garden.

Second, my regular garden spot is partially shaded. Many veggies can deal with 4-6 hours of sunlight daily, but tomatoes aren’t one of them. Tomatoes need FULL sun, 6-8 hours a day, and my garden spot just doesn’t provide that.

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Jun 282011
 
Gardening in a bucket…growing plants upside-down.  Part 1, making the planter

Do you have a hard time finding a good spot to garden? Is your yard too shady? Do you live in a apartment and want to avoid evection for digging up open spaces for your veggies?

Well…you might try gardening in a bucket. Give your vegetables a unique look at the world…let them grow upside down!

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