Growing

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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Making Herb Salts and Garlic Oil: Recipes for Imperfect Harvests
September 5, 2022 · · 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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Winter Cover Crops And Green Manure Strategies
September 2, 2022 · · Growing

Winter 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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Winter Wheat: The Good of Grain
September 2, 2022 · · Growing

Winter wheat may have the potential of changing agriculture across the Great Plains.

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Which Cover Crops for Gardens Work Best in Your Climate?
September 2, 2022 · · 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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Planting Kale in the Fall Garden

Planting kale isn’t just a spring activity in our gardens. When spring crops wilt from summer’s heat, and we have the pantry lined with the fruits of our labors, we till up the soil and plant a fall garden.

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Heirloom Seeds: Not Just Tomatoes
September 1, 2022 · · Growing

When many think of heirloom seeds, they believe that it is just tomatoes; however, it is far more vast than a common tomato.

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Building a Cheap, Seasonal Greenhouse

A greenhouse can be crucial for extending the growing season. It keeps plants warm while letting in a full day’s worth of sunlight.

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