Learn to PRESERVE food with this FREE online guide!
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Learn to PRESERVE food with this FREE online guide!

An absolutely FREE guide on preserving, canning, drying, smoking, fermenting, pickling, making jam/jelly and freezing most anything you might like to eat may be found here: https://nchfp.uga.edu/ Brought to you by the USDA and (your local) State Research, Education and Extension services, it is a wonderful resource to find ways to preserve foods from your … Continue reading

“Lasagna Gardening” or “No Dig” primer.
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“Lasagna Gardening” or “No Dig” primer.

This is a great way to quickly create a raised bed for gardening when you have less than perfect soil.  If you have heavy clay soil, like many of us do in the southwest Washington state area, this is an especially useful method to set up your garden beds or plots.  (It works for other … Continue reading

Cornell Formula – Baking Soda based plant spray
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Cornell Formula – Baking Soda based plant spray

The Cornell Formula – baking soda based plant spray. Garden member L.M. shared this “spray-on plant disease preventative and fighter” formula developed at Cornell University.   (There are many variations on this mix, but, this version has worked well for L.M. for 20+ years in her Pacific NorthWest gardens.)To 1 gallon of water, add & mix:1 … Continue reading

It that time again – Deer Repellent Recipe – eggs & water!
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It that time again – Deer Repellent Recipe – eggs & water!

6 eggs & one gallon of water working effectively as a deer repellent for several Garden Club members who’ve tried it! UPDATE:  a study at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 2001, titled “Comparison of Commercial Deer Repellents”, showed that two commercial products, that were effective at reducing deer predation, included “putrescent whole egg solids“.  … Continue reading