Growing

Black Currants: America’s Delicious Forbidden Fruit
June 8, 2021 · · 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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Growing Bay Leaves is Easy and Rewarding
June 8, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites My first bay laurel tree was a tiny four-inch seedling from the nursery. I found out quickly that growing bay leaves is not at all difficult. I …

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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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Mullein, Not Just a Common Weed
June 5, 2021 · · Growing

You will find mullein, a woolly-leafed, tall-stemmed biannual, along roadsides, in meadows, and riparian corridors throughout the United States and Canada.

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DIY Cattle Panel Trellis
June 5, 2021 · · Growing

As I get older, the desire to get on my knees to work in the garden becomes less, so I needed to figure out an inexpensive way to avoid all of the bending and crawling on the ground.

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Growing Your Own Spuds
June 5, 2021 · · Growing

Potatoes are one of the most versatile root vegetables to grace a garden. There are white potatoes, yellow potatoes, red potatoes, even purple potatoes.

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How to Make Natural Deer Repellent
June 2, 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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Wild Plant Identification: Foraging for Edible Weeds
June 2, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites On a sleepy Sunday afternoon, on the grounds of an ex-horse stable, Nate Chetelat presents a wild plant identification tour for a local gardening group. The focus …

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Self-Watering Planters: DIY Containers to Combat Drought
May 27, 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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Growing Herbs Outdoors? Try These 7 Garden Themes

Add to Favorites By Gayle, Blossom’s Herb Farm – We are all inspired to plant a gigantic vegetable garden every year to cut costs at the grocery store. But have you ever …

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Gardening Tips: 12 Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
May 27, 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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Using Natural Fertilizers on the Homestead
May 20, 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 Cherry Tomatoes in Pots is Perfect for Everyone
May 20, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites No matter your location, if you have access to even moderate sun, growing cherry tomatoes in pots is for you. With the right varieties and soil nutrients, …

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How to Grow Sweet Potatoes
May 13, 2021 · · Growing

Sweet potatoes are about as versatile of a vegetable as one can get, making this tasty root the perfect garden staple in nearly any USDA planting zone. Sweet potato pie, marshmallow-covered casseroles, and sweet potato bread are but a few of the mouthwatering dishes made possible by this humble root.

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Why is Phenology of Plants Important?
May 13, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow – I started studying the phenology of plants when I missed out on my fresh asparagus harvest one year. Next to my goat barn is an …

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