Growing

Growing Cold-Hardy Vegetables
October 12, 2021 · · Growing

Many of us put our gardens to bed once winter arrives. However, by using an abundance of strategies and knowing which cold-hardy crops to plant, we can harvest food, even in snow-driven territories where temperatures may drop to zero degrees F.

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How to Keep Plants from Freezing in Vegetable Gardens
October 12, 2021 · · Growing

Fall can be death to gardens if you don’t know how to keep plants from freezing. Follow these easy methods to extend your harvest.

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Planting Bulbs in Fall for Early Spring Flowers
October 12, 2021 · · Growing

You will find that planting bulbs in fall will bring great joy come spring. Discovering the first crocus emerging from the barren ground in late winter gives us a clear message that spring is not far behind.

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Making Herb Salts and Garlic Oil: Recipes for Imperfect Harvests
October 7, 2021 · · Growing

When insects attack your growing basil or your garlic doesn’t grow to a desired size, don’t worry, you can still make delicious infused garlic oil recipes and salts with your imperfect herbs.

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Growing Herbs Indoors Successfully
October 7, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Before the weather turns cold each fall, I harvest as many herbs as I can and set them out to dry so they will be available to use …

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Which Cover Crops for Gardens Work Best in Your Climate?
October 7, 2021 · · Growing

When it comes to cover crops for gardens, the list of benefits is extensive. Choosing the best cover crop to accomplish the job in your climate is where most people run into difficulty.

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Springing Through Fall and Winter With Cover Crops
September 29, 2021 · · Growing

Cover crops are named because of the role they play in preserving soil health. They cover the ground to reduce exposure and the negative impacts that come with it.

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Why You Should Consider Wintering Geraniums
September 29, 2021 · · Growing

Wintering geraniums not only saves money, it also saves special memories. As a warm October day arrives, I force myself to uproot blooming pots of geranium plants to store away for winter.

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How to Make Natural Deer Repellent
September 23, 2021 · · Growing

Perhaps your garden had some unwelcome attention from foragers last year, and your crops suffered. Maybe you have tender, young trees on the property and worry about deer stripping bark from their trunks in the cold, bare days of early spring, or pushing them over as they rub the velvet from their antlers in the fall.

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Seed Saving 101: How to Get Started
September 23, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Nino G. Cocchiarella – For us, one of the primary elements of a more resilient/sustainable lifestyle is growing and raising as much of our own food as …

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Winter Cover Crops And Green Manure Strategies
September 23, 2021 · · Growing

Cover crop strategies refer to cover crops scheduled into a crop rotation plan. Organic farming relies on soil health and cycling of nutrients through the soil using natural processes.

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Using Natural Fertilizers on the Homestead
September 15, 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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Growing and Marketing Bulb Plants
September 15, 2021 · · Growing

Experimenting with new ways to earn an income from our small farm, we recently discovered the possibilities of spring flower bulb plants.

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Growing Peas for Winter Greens
September 15, 2021 · · Growing

No matter what variety of vegetable pea plants you are growing in your garden, all parts of all varieties, including the buds and blossoms, are edible.

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Sea Buckthorn: It Started With a Prayer
September 8, 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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