Spring Planting: What’s Being Planted In Your Garden?

If you haven’t started already, now is the perfect time to be preparing for your spring garden.

Here’s a list of some of the things we’re planting in our garden…

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  • peas
  • a variety of herbs
  • a variety of lettuce
  • string beans
  • strawberries
  • garlic
  • pinto beans
  • a variety of tomatoes
  • corn
  • a variety of peppers
  • a variety of squash
  • a variety of cucumbers
  • broccoli
  • cabbage

In my opinion the best way to plant seeds is to start them indoors. A great way to do that is to use a Jiffy Greenhouse. You simply get the kit, water the Peat Pellets, plant the seeds, and watch them grow! Then, when spring arrives you’ll have a head start on your garden.

If you don’t want to buy anything, there are many ways to make homemade pots for your seeds. Gardenbetty.com has some great articles showing how to create earth friendly, biodegradable seed pots from things you might otherwise throw away. Make sure to check out her articles on making newspaper pots and eggshell pots. I’ve tried them and they work great. My corn is loving their eggshell starters.

What are you planting in your spring garden? Let us know by leaving a comment…

Reduce Reuse Recycle

I’m excited to announce that The Pioneer Way has a new t-shirt design that focuses on recycling. The new Reduce Reuse Recycle t-shirts are available in styles for both men and women, so get yours now and help promote sustainable living!

All shirts are sourced from American Apparel and are Made in the USA, and for those of you that are super environmentally focused, some of the shirts are also made from 100% organic cotton.

If the Reduce Reuse Recycle shirt isn’t your cup of tea, we also have a great one of a kind original Powered by Bacon t-shirt as well as a Pioneer Way Classic design. Make sure to check them all out!

What do you think about our new Reduce Reuse Recycle t-shirts? Leave us a comment and let us know how your ideas for lowering your carbon footprint!

Does Your Home Qualify For Free Solar?

Solar panels being installed on a home
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Alternative energy sources, such as solar, is a great step towards sustainable living. Wouldn’t it be great if you qualified for free solar energy for your home? Well hang on, because depending on where you live, you just might!

I know that sunlight is free, but how do I get the hardware for free?

The hardware isn’t exactly free, but there are a few companies offering $0 down power purchase programs. The solar companies find investors and banks willing to front the money for a large number of installations so that you as the home-owner do not have to go out and secure a loan just to install solar on your home. Once installed, you simply pay monthly for the electricity by the kilowatt hour just like you currently do. The benefit is that you are now paying a lower monthly rate for clean renewable energy and your savings will simply increase over time.

OK, so how do I qualify for one of these $0 down power purchase programs?

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