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Crazy Organic Mama Index to Posts

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Index to Blog Posts from 11/2018 through 02/2020

As you may have noticed if you’ve been around the blog for awhile, there is no true index anywhere. You can, of course, use the search function (on the right of the main menu) to look up specific words, and I have the menu separated into categories, but you may have been frustrated trying to find something specific in the past.

I’ve decided to rectify that by creating an index, with some added detail on the subjects of some of the posts. If I get positive feedback on it, I’ll plan an update every 6 months or so to keep it current.

You’ll notice that some entries have a * next to them. These posts have additional bonus material available in my Subscribers’ Resource Library. If you’re not already a subscriber, please go here to sign up for these, plus other bonus materials (such as my DIY Garden Trellis plans and DIY Adjustable Plant Shelf). You’ll receive a once weekly newsletter with helpful hints and tips. What you won’t ever receive is spam, and I NEVER sell or share your information.

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Garden Basics

This is, of course, the first category in the main menu. Since it’s such a broad category, this one deserves a bit of special attention, so I’ve subdivided things below.

Getting Started: Seeds

You’ll find 6 posts under this subcategory.

First, you’ll want to check out my post on Cold Stratification if you’re growing native plants and flowers that typically grow in colder climates.

Next, if you’re very new to growing things, check out How to Read a Seed Packet, New Plant Varieties to try, and my Favorite Seed Catalogs.

If you’ll be starting seeds indoors, be sure to check out 5 Essentials for Seed Starting and *8 Tips for Successful Seed Starting.

Lastly, when those baby plants are ready to make the transition to the great outdoors, check out 5 Tips for Transplanting Success to get them started strong.

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Getting Started: Soil

When you’re ready to start your garden, you’ll want to check out my posts on Soil Organic Matter and my pick of the best Organic Fertilizer out there.

You may also want to take a look at my 2 worm composting posts: Worms, Worms, Worms, and Easy Worm Composting.

If you’re curious about the inner workings of the vital and living elements in the soil, check out my posts on Soil Mycorrhizae: Parts 1 and 2.

Getting Started: Outdoor Gardening

Especially if you’re a newbie gardener, be sure to check out my 8 Tips for Beginning Gardeners post, as well as Planning Tips for your Spring Garden.

Should you have limited gardening space, Container Vegetable Gardening will be right up your alley.

Maybe you’re wondering how many veggies to plant to feed your family. You can find some help in my How Many/ Which Veggies to Plant post.

If you’re looking to start a garden without spending a fortune, check out my Start a Vegetable Garden on the Cheap post.

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Garden Maintenance

If you’d rather not spend hours working in your garden every week, No-Till Gardening might be just what you need.

Not quite sure of the best watering technique for your garden? Check out my post on Watering your Garden. (There’s additional bonus content on this in the Resource Library as well).

Once gardening season is over, you’ll want to check out Putting your Fall Garden to Bed and Leave those Leaves.

You’ll also want to check out the Hows of Crop Rotation and the Whys of Crop Rotation as you plan next year’s garden.

Garden Issues/Pests/Formulas

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If you’re having trouble with grasshoppers eating your entire garden (they can definitely do that!), check out my Grasshopper Control post.

Got a nasty (and itchy!) surprise after you were out in the garden? My Poison Ivy Remedies might be just the ticket.

You’ll also find some really helpful DIY recipes for pest control, fertilizer and more in my Insanely Useful DIY Recipes for Gardeners post.

Miscellaneous Garden Basics

What Worked in the Garden this Year

What Failed in the Garden this year

Sustainable Garden

Outdoor Plants

Let’s move on to another menu heading: Outdoor Plants. This one has subheadings, so we’ll do each one separately, but briefly.

Flowers

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Seeds of Thanksgiving (growing tips for milkweed and butterfly weed)

Iris, Cannas & Elephant Ears (growing tips)

My Favorite Flowering Plants, Part 1

My Favorite Flowering Plants, Part 2

*Flowers that Bloom in Late Summer

My Visit to the CT Flower Show (there are some resources I discovered that might be helpful)

Crop of the Week

If you’ve been around awhile, you might have already read this series as it came out weekly last spring and summer. Here it is, though, in alphabetical order in case you need a refresher.

NOTE: All Crops of the Week have associated bonus material in the Resource Library. If you’d rather have a fully printable version all in one place, you can purchase that here for just a few dollars.

vegetables

Fruit & Vegetables (not included in Crop of the Week)

Growing Garlic (if you’re looking for the recipe that uses garlic scapes, check out Making Okonomiyaki with Garlic Scapes ~ found in Recipes section)

Egyptian Walking Onions (how to grow, harvest and use them)

Growing Short Season Fall Crops (long list, including peas, brassicas, lettuce, spinach, herbs) plus specific end of season growing tips.

Growing Cucuzza

Pollinators & Beneficials

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Specific Species

General

Planning your Butterfly Garden (selecting plants, site selection, etc.)

Biodiversity in the Garden (why even the “bad” guys are beneficial)

Shrubs & Bushes to Attract Pollinators & Beneficials

Getting your Backyard Wildlife Certification

Exotic Plants

Indoor Plants

The next menu heading is Indoor Plants. Most posts are specific to a certain plant, with a few pest control posts as well.

Plants

Pest Control

Recipes & Crafts

Recipes

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Specific Foods

Additional Recipes

General

Crafts & DIY

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Gift Guides

Need the perfect gift? Check out any or all of my gift guides!

Random Musings

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These blog posts are, you guessed it, random! They’re things I wanted to talk about that didn’t really fit into another category, so this is where they ended up. I’ve arranged them here in alphabetical order by subject (as best I can!)

So that’s it, all the blog posts to date in some kind of order. I hope this has been helpful and that you’ll use this resource often when you have questions. I’m going to keep it “stuck” to the top of the blog so you’ll see it every time you visit.

I hope today’s post has been helpful as you navigate the blog.

As always, thanks for reading, smile and have a crazy organic day!

Index to Blog Posts from 11/2018 through 02/2020

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