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February: What We’re Planting & Growing in Our Urban Oklahoma Backyard Vegetable Garden

Although February can usher in some of our coldest temperatures of the year, it’s also the beginning of the planting season for many different foods! It’s also a great time to start planning your garden for the year and ordering seeds. Our free iOS, Android, & Web app makes growing food simple and I’m going to talk about some of the things you can start planting in February in Oklahoma.

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Our Favorite Seed Starting Supplies

Starting your own seeds is one of the easiest ways to save money when growing food. You also get a lot more choice over which varieties you can grow since you aren’t limited to what’s typically found in the nursery.

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Homesteading Tips for Kids: Making Water From Ice!

We’re experiencing unusually cold temperatures in Oklahoma and our pipes have frozen up, leaving us without running water. We have plenty of bottled water inside for us, but her chickens are in our garage and she’s worried about making sure we have enough for them too! Mary realized she knew where she could get water from and wanted to make a video about it!

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Broccoli: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

Broccoli is one of our favorite plants to grow in the spring and fall. Not only are the heads delicious, but the leaves add a wonderful dimension to stir fries and provide a lot of valuable nutrients. We like to plant broccoli densely directly by seed in the spring and fall then we thin them down as they grow until only the largest is left.

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We Built an Easy DIY Greenhouse to Thaw Our Frozen Well!

Oklahoma City is in the midst of some of the coldest temperatures in recorded history, and as a result our well froze up! I woke up at 2 am with an idea for how we could fix it and got to work promptly this morning. By the evening, our water was back on again! Watch to see how we used an IBC tote and a heat lamp to thaw out our frozen well! https://youtu.be/ZQ4fKTkh7kg

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