Growing

Starting Your Own Seeds
January 20, 2022 · · Growing

Starting your own seeds saves considerable money over buying plants from a nursery. It also avoids introducing devastating bacteria and fungi to your garden.

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Florida Weave Tomato Trellising System
January 20, 2022 · · Growing

I don’t know about you, but there’s one thing about growing tomatoes that I don’t care for — caging them.

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A Guide to Growing Vegetables in Pots and Containers
January 19, 2022 · · 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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Growing Hemp on the Homestead
January 19, 2022 · · Growing

Recent interest in growing hemp as an agricultural crop isn’t as recent as you might think. Hemp is an ancient plant. Evidence points to the plant’s use 10,000 years ago where it has been used for centuries as a form of textile fiber.

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How to Make Natural Deer Repellent
January 5, 2022 · · 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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A Garden of Simples Offers DIY Remedies
January 5, 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 Plant Vegetables – Charting for Success all Summer
January 5, 2022 · · Growing

You can have food throughout the entire growing season as long as you vary what you plant, when you plant, and always have something in every space.

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Beyond Straw Bale Gardens: The Six-Week Greenhouse
December 21, 2021 · · Growing

A new gardening trend gathered steam in 2013: grow vegetables out of an agricultural waste product, with a method that eases the back while building soil for future gardens. Straw bale gardening drew a lot of skepticism. But it works.

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Self-Watering Planters: DIY Containers to Combat Drought
December 17, 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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Crop Rotation: Benefits and Why it Matters
December 17, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Not sure about crop rotation benefits? Here’s a science lesson for you. Our produce contains wonderful nutrients. After all, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are the reasons our …

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Gardening Tips: 12 Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
December 17, 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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How to Grow a Three Sisters Garden
December 9, 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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Sprouting Seeds at Home for Winter Nutrition
December 9, 2021 · · 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.

During the springtime and summer, sweet greens grow all over our yard in the forms of cultivated vegetables or simple grass and weeds

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DIY Wine Barrel Herb Garden
December 9, 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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Making Herb Salts and Garlic Oil: Recipes for Imperfect Harvests
December 2, 2021 · · Growing, Recipes

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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