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A Guide to Growing Seedlings Indoors

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris – If you garden north of the Mason/Dixon line, your last frost date may come after Easter. To harvest mature tender vegetables before …

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Growing Stevia Indoors: Produce Your Own Sweetener
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Who says we can’t have it all? We began homesteading because we wanted control over what we eat and use. That includes our sweeteners. Minimally processed sugars can be …

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Tips for Germinating Seeds Indoors

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds – There’s probably nothing quite so rewarding for any gardener as the success of starting your own herb, vegetable, or flowering plants, indoors, from …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Container Potatoes

Add to Favorites By Lori Fontanes I know what you’re thinking: what’s so special about potatoes? With all those ubiquitous orders of fries and mashed platters, why do I need to …

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Winter Bird Feeding Tips
February 25, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Winter bird feeding is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy at a time of year when outdoor chores are at a minimum. It’s a …

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Understanding Forage Production and Forage Quality

Add to Favorites By John Hibma – Forages are the foundation of all livestock diets. The production and feeding of high-quality forages will help ensure that livestock grows at an optimal …

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Agritourism: A Money-Making Agriculture Business

Add to Favorites By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, Colorado Can inviting farm visitors fuel a successful money making agriculture business? It’s called agritourism and yes, it can! The words, “fun on the farm,” were …

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Kitchen Scraps and Coffee Grounds for Plants
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Composting isn’t always a fine art. Sometimes, it just means saving coffee grounds for plants and dumping them on the soil. When I started my first garden …

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Mulching Benefits All Year Long
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites In my dream world, every gardening season starts with a blank slate of properly prepared, weed-free beds just waiting to be planted. Of course, that’s not how …

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5 Reasons to Start Garden Composting in Planter Boxes
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Fall means yard cleanup. Organic debris becomes garden compost. But small spaces might not have room for composters or piles. Garden composting directly within planter boxes solves …

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Winterize Your Garden with a Cover Crop of Austrian Winter Peas
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites As winter approaches and you harvest the last of summer’s vegetables from your garden, sowing Austrian winter peas is an ideal way to protect your precious garden soil through the winter while providing green manure in …

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Keep the Growing Going with Milk or Milk Replacer for Calves
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites Your calves are off to a great start. But, is their nutrition program on par? By ensuring proper care and nutrition for your calves, you can set …

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The Best Approach to Milking Cows is Consistency

Add to Favorites By John Hibma – What could be more satisfying, more rewarding than owning your own cow? Milking cows yields milk daily for your table. You could make your own …

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Beef Cattle Farming for Beginners
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites The Livestock Book by W. R. Thompson and John McKinney, 1952, was intended as an introductory/overview of the potential of raising livestock as a career. Its sections …

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Free Range Pig Farming on the Homestead
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Al Doyle – With free-range pig farming, you’ll be raising your own high-quality meat. Like other home-raised food products, meat from a homestead hog is far superior …

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