Growing

Multiflora Rose
February 3, 2023 · · Growing

The toughest aggressor for many homesteaders is the dreaded Rosa multiflora, more commonly known as the multiflora rose.

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Propagating, Collecting, and Saving Seeds

Collecting and saving seeds is easy and rewarding. It’s a great way to save money, preserve and perpetuate the species, and cultivate plants suited to our zonal area.

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Growing Peas for Winter Greens
December 29, 2022 · · Growing

Growing peas in winter is surprisingly easy. Peas are hardy and can be grown in many climates.

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Sprouting Seeds at Home for Winter Nutrition
December 29, 2022 · · Growing

Sprouting seeds at home has long been an easy and delicious way to gain nutrition when greens are scarce. You can do it for you or your chickens.

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A Guide to Herbs That Grow in Winter

Just about when we’re ready to focus our energies indoors, the bounty of fresh herbs has diminished. Try these herbs that grow in winter for year-round deliciousness.

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How Long Do Dry Beans Last?
December 27, 2022 · · Growing

How long do dry beans last? Apparently much longer than one would think. Patrice Lewis shares her story of her 24-year-old beans.

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Evergreen Tree Care and Diseases
December 8, 2022 · · 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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Lizards, Snakes, and Frogs for the Garden
November 1, 2022 · · Growing

What is considered a “good” reptile and amphibian will depend on where you live. For reptile species, there are a variety of lizards and snakes that are good for your garden.

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Anatomy of a Tree: The Vascular System
November 1, 2022 · · Growing

Surprisingly, a vast degree of commotion occurs beneath a tree’s hard, protective bark. Take a peek into the anatomy of a tree.

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Regenerative Agriculture is More than Just a Buzzword
November 1, 2022 · · Growing

Regenerative agriculture is a way of growing food with minimal to zero amount of damage to the land.

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Manure: Worth Its Weight in Gold
November 1, 2022 · · Growing

Ask anyone what the most valuable product from livestock might be, and you’ll get a list of delectable answers. But the true answer may be a bit more basic and a lot less appetizing: manure.

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The Power of Potatoes

So much food goes to waste every day. Storing our homegrown foods for future use is one way of stopping much of this waste.

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Potatoes Offer Healthy Sustainability

Most of us enjoy eating potatoes, but only a small number of us grow our own. And yet, planting and harvesting potatoes is one of the simplest and highest-yielding crops to grow.

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Growing Garlic For Backyard Chickens
September 5, 2022 · · Growing

I often get asked what can chickens eat? Garlic has some really amazing health benefits for chickens (and humans!). Find out how to feed it to your backyard chickens and how easy growing garlic can be.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Garlic
September 5, 2022 · · Growing

Growing garlic in your garden is one of the easiest things you can do! Many cultures developed their own varieties, such as southern Europe, eastern Europe, and Asia.

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