Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.

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This tiny seed is packed with nutrients our bodies crave, like fiber and omega fatty acids.

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Grow nutrition in your garden with plants that can be harvested and used as satisfying snacks.


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Soil Science: How to Test Your Soil pH
Learn how to test your soil's pH and apply the findings for a more productive garden.

Companion Planting Guide
Use this companion planting guide to begin a bountiful garden with plants that share a symbolic relationship.

How to Build a Bubble Rock for Backyard Birds
Houzz shows you how to build a feature to attract feathered flocks to your outdoor spaces.

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Heat Your Home for Free is a collection of classic articles exclusively from Mother Earth News that shows how simple solar systems can heat your home, garage, shop, barn, commercial building — just about any structure with a south-facing wall. The heat comes from solar energy, and it’s free. Best of all, this e-handbook shows how you can design, build and install solar-powered heating systems yourself! We’ve compiled our best articles on do-it-yourself solar heating, from the early days of the magazine right up to the present. 47 pages.

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Are you a beginning gardener wondering when to plant or how often to weed? Or an experienced grower who wants to increase flavor and yields? Take the guesswork out of gardening with the Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook. Authors Ron and Jennifer Kujawski provide detailed weekly to-do lists — precisely customized to your own growing season — that break gardening down into simple and manageable tasks. Whether it’s planting strawberries, pinching off pumpkin blossoms, checking for tomato hornworm, or harvesting carrots, you’ll know exactly what to do — and exactly when and how to do it — for bountiful harvests and a stress-free gardening experience.


  • Width: 10'-0" Depth: 6'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Wood floor on gravel base
  • Height floor to peak - 9'-7"
  • Ceiling height - 6'-7"
  • 5' x 6'-9" double-door for easy access
  • Log storage area - 2'-6" x 6'
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

This sturdy shed incorporates a convenient area for log storage. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 10 feet by 6 feet.

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