Growing

How to Grow a Three Sisters Garden
March 5, 2021 · · Growing

I learned how to grow a three sisters garden because I believe in taking a practical approach to gardening. And that approach should reward your efforts with a bountiful crop at the end of the season.

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Gardening Tips: 12 Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
March 4, 2021 · · Growing

Gardening can be a fun and easy way to put food on your family’s table. But it can also be frustrating when things don’t grow as you expected.

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DIY Wine Barrel Herb Garden
March 4, 2021 · · Growing

A DIY wine barrel herb garden is a great way to have your herbs right at your fingertips if you wish. Have you ever seen wine barrel planters in the store?

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Self-Watering Planters: DIY Containers to Combat Drought
March 4, 2021 · · Growing

What holds five gallons of soil, uses 80% less water and costs less than a dollar? Self-watering planters! DIY instructions are simple and most materials can be recycled.

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Using Natural Fertilizers on the Homestead
February 14, 2021 · · Growing

Gardens are hungry creatures, demanding endless applications of fertilizer to keep vegetables, fruits, and flowers growing throughout the season. Unfortunately, many find their plot’s needs increase each passing year despite frequent feedings.

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Starting an Orchard for Profit at Skipley Farm
February 12, 2021 · · Growing

About 10 years ago, Gil Schieber decided that starting an orchard for profit was something he wanted to try. He started his home orchard on seven and a half acres near Snohomish, Washington, 30 miles north of Seattle.

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DIY Cattle Panel Trellis
February 10, 2021 · · Growing

As I get older, the desire to get on my knees to work in the garden becomes less, so I needed to figure out an inexpensive way to avoid all of the bending and crawling on the ground.

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How Do Greenhouses Work?
February 4, 2021 · · Growing

Greenhouses are useful for growing produce out of season or starting seeds and cuttings earlier than your climate allows. This jump-start allows us to extend our growing season.

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Growing the Best Herbs for Containers
January 30, 2021 · · Growing

Growing the best herbs for containers needn’t be difficult. Most herbs can live their lives happily in containers. Especially herbs for culinary use.

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Top 10 Witch Hazel Uses
January 29, 2021 · · Growing

Available in lotions, pads, distilled extracts and even suppositories, witch hazel uses are widespread. Earlier this summer I was weeding in shorts, and I was stung or bitten on my inner thigh by an unknown insect. It was incredibly painful.

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Growing Calendula from Seed
January 28, 2021 · · Growing

Growing calendula (Calendula officinalis) from seed is an annual garden project in my family. We let the little ones help, and they enjoy monitoring growth as the first seedlings push their way through the soil.

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Recycling Materials on Hand for Compost Bin Plans
January 25, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites There are endless compost bin plans available online. A basic understanding of what components a compost bin must have is essential. Composting is among the easiest, environmentally …

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Evergreen Tree Care and Diseases
January 24, 2021 · · Growing

Learning the basics of evergreen tree care can yield a bounty of useful products for your homestead. In addition to shade, wind insulation, and oxygen production, various evergreens can yield nuts, edible buds, as well as inner bark and needles for tea.

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A Guide to Growing Vegetables in Pots and Containers
January 23, 2021 · · Growing

How often have you strolled through a farmer’s market or eyed a friend’s fresh produce and wished you had your own garden? Perhaps you lack space.

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Get An Early Start With Carrots

Carrots are one of the most versatile vegetables I grow in my garden. We plant them once a month through spring, and again after Labor Day. Except during summer’s intense heat, I harvest a continuous supply for salads or for cooking.

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