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Memorial Options for Loved Ones

When we lose someone we love the overwhelming loss can mean trying to find a way to sufficiently remember and honor the person. There are many ways to do this at the memorial service and funeral but beyond that there … Continue reading

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Please Eat the Flowers

Many people pass on flower gardens as being purely decorative. “We need to make use of space!” As food costs climb, this is an understandable factor. Plan ahead and with a little research there is no reason your flower garden … Continue reading

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How Much Raised Bed Do You Need?

Raised beds can be a great way to make the most of poor drainage spots, as well as other imperfect areas. What you want to grow can determine how much area you need. For example, tomatoes and corn take up … Continue reading

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Starting Spring Tomato Seeds

We love tomatoes at SlowMoneyFarm. One of the cornerstones here is, as much as possible, using heirloom varieties and breeds, and tomatoes are no exception. To do that we often have to start our own plants. There are many reasons … Continue reading

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Gearing up for a new Year

There are many places now doing raised beds commercially. Some in our target areas have undercut our price, and certainly competition is good. We prefer to seek value rather than price alone. An extra $20 now saves $200 later – … Continue reading

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Composting Manure

As a part of our micro farm operation, composting is a valued part of the process. Last winter we received some shredded bark, heavy in pine, from some tree trimmers who needed a place to get rid of it. At … Continue reading

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Save Money With Compost

A guest post for this installment! If you are a gardener then you might be getting tired of spending hundreds on topsoil every year. Have you ever thought about starting a compost pile? As disgusting and as hard as it … Continue reading

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