Growing

Growing the Best Herbs for Containers
April 15, 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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What is the Best Manure for Gardens?
April 15, 2021 · · Growing

The best manure for gardens is properly composted manure. It’s often called black gold, especially when it contains cow manure. When running a homestead, you have many different types of manure.

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Why Raised Bed Gardening is Better

End-of-summer gardening is a hectic time of harvesting, preserving, and enjoying the fruits of your many labors. But as the final vegetables are gleaned from the ground, it’s also a great time to think about doing a bit of work now that you and your garden will appreciate in the spring.

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A Simple Raised Bed Design
April 8, 2021 · · Growing

About a year ago, my wife and I moved across the country to acreage in Wisconsin. While we have many plans for the land, our immediate short-term goals were as follows: 1) Convert the existing garden into a chicken run and renovate a chicken coop, 2) Build raised beds close to the back of the house so the whole family can enjoy growing their favorite veggies and herbs.

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Building Planter Boxes for Strawberries

Add to Favorites By Sue Robishaw – It wasn’t that the old chicken wire covers we’d constructed five years ago didn’t work, they did. I had an idea for building …

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Hügelkultur Raised Bed
April 8, 2021 · · Growing

Do you wish that you had more gardening space, but you don’t want to add more summer watering chores to your to-do list? Then a building hügelkultur bed may be the perfect solution for you.

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Sea Buckthorn: It Started With a Prayer
April 2, 2021 · · Growing

Studies have shown sea buckthorn is able to actually remove cholesterol from arteries. The seed and berry oil are used topically after radiation exposure due to medical treatments, accidental exposure or severe frostbite/sunburn.

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Building Elevated Planter Boxes for Easier Gardening

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone Building elevated planter boxes helps bring plants closer. They’re great for children, disabled gardeners, or the elderly. Gardening can be an incredibly rewarding …

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Growing Fruitful Apple Trees
April 2, 2021 · · Growing

Forget pumpkin spice. Apples are where it’s at in autumn. It’s too late to get your apple tree to produce a bountiful harvest this year, but growing fruitful apple trees next year can be a whole new story.

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How to Grow Sweet Potatoes
March 20, 2021 · · Growing

Sweet potatoes are about as versatile of a vegetable as one can get, making this tasty root the perfect garden staple in nearly any USDA planting zone. Sweet potato pie, marshmallow-covered casseroles, and sweet potato bread are but a few of the mouthwatering dishes made possible by this humble root.

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How to Grow a Three Sisters Garden
March 18, 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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Use Self-Standing Water Tubes to Fool Mother Nature
March 18, 2021 · · Growing

Planning your next garden requires more than looking at pretty pictures in the seed catalogs. If you are an old pro, you are familiar with the relative length of your growing season and what plant varieties to select.

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How to Vermicompost At Home

Even homesteaders on a tiny urban plot make a lot of waste. Our multi-faceted approach to recycling sends most yard waste through our chickens to start the composting process along with both an outdoor, hot composting system and an indoor worm bin.

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Homegrown Herbs: Growing Herbs Outdoors In Pots, Raised Beds and Gardens

Add to Favorites If you want to learn about growing herbs outdoors in pots, in raised beds, or in your vegetable garden, this book is for you! Homegrown Herbs is …

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Straw Bale Gardening Instructions Made Easy

Add to Favorites Have you heard about growing vegetables in a bale of straw? Are you limited for space or surrounded by poor soil? Don’t have the time or equipment …

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