Growing

A Market Garden Planner for Profit

Whether you’re using paper and pencil or an online market garden planner, why not start dreaming? It could be the start of a long-term, sustainable business venture for you!

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How to Sell Produce to Restaurants: 11 Tips for Modern Farmers
August 5, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Knowing how to sell produce to restaurants is another part of farming, says Wendy Baroli. “If you’re in the business of farming, you also have to be …

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Preparing For Market

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee Many farmers have perfected their trade on the farm, yet have no formal training or experience in how to market themselves or their farms to …

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Aquaponic Systems for Homesteaders
July 25, 2022 · · Growing

Aquaponic systems could be a top-notch method of gardening for homesteaders. Why? Because it is a simple agricultural system that can be placed almost anywhere: in your backyard, in a greenhouse, or indoors.

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A Guide to Pepper Plant Diseases
July 17, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Hot, sweet, purple, yellow, wrinkly or bell – I love all peppers. If you find yourself wanting to harvest your peck of peppers, but are having trouble …

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How Do Blueberries Grow?
July 17, 2022 · · Growing

How do blueberries grow in my garden when there seems to be so much stacked against them? For the last few years, I have been enjoying homegrown blueberries.

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Oh, Deer: Keeping Deer Out of Gardens

Whitetail deer are charismatic, beautiful animals as they leap in graceful 20-foot bounds through your neighbor’s bean field. I like to watch them.

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Avoid Plant Sunburn and Summer Garden Disasters
July 1, 2022 · · Growing

Plant sunburn, floods, heat and hailstorms. Planning now protects your garden from disaster later.

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Black Currants: America’s Delicious Forbidden Fruit
June 16, 2022 · · Growing

Black currants are easy-to-grow, requiring very little care, which was perfect for us! One spring, we were buying baby fruit trees at our local nursery and were excited about starting a small orchard on our 10-acre homestead.

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How To Build A Permanent Home Herb Garden 
June 7, 2022 · · Growing

Herb gardens are one of my very favorite things to have around our homestead. They serve so many purposes, including beauty, pollinator attractors, herbal teas, medicine, and seasonings.

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Be Careful With Plants: They May Be Toxic!
June 3, 2022 · · Growing

Some plants are toxic to people or pets. So before handling plants afield, bringing home that new houseplant, or growing that new addition to the garden, do research about any dangers that might exist.

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10 Best Herbs for Stress Relief
June 3, 2022 · · Growing

Are you stressed? These are 10 of the Best Calming Herbs for Stress Relief

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A Garden of Simples Offers DIY Remedies
June 2, 2022 · · Growing

In the early days of our country, certain herbs were grown and used for the household and for simple medicinal remedies. There was no drug store around the corner so whether one was rich or poor, every household had what was then known as a garden of simples.

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When to Add Perlite Soil to Container Gardens
May 27, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites What in the world is perlite soil anyway? Is it organic? I do a lot of container gardening, especially with my herb plants. Since I try to …

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How to Grow Blueberries in Containers
May 23, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Do you want to learn how to grow blueberries in containers? Blueberries are one of the most nutritious and versatile fruits you can eat. They fit almost …

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