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Potatoes Offer Healthy Sustainability

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, North Carolina It’s been said that each one of us consumes 126 pounds of potatoes each year, including the popular Russet and Idaho …

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Plant Pumpkins Now For Fall Faces Later

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farries, South Carolina If you want a Jack-o-lantern for Halloween, a big pumpkin for harvest season decor, or pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, you can …

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How to Grow Your Own Halloween Pumpkins

Add to Favorites By Lori Fontanes Admit it. You’ve always wanted to grow your own giant pumpkin patch just like the one in the Charlie Brown cartoon. Add a few cornstalks, …

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Going Organic Saves Me Work

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, The Homesteader’s Bits & Pieces I was a bit skeptical to try organic agriculture because I thought it meant more work for me. But …

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When The iGeneration Gardens
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Photos and Story By Kenny Coogan, Florida Turning off your televisions and mobile devices and spending some uninterrupted time with your family and yard may not only …

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The Best Fish for A Cold Climate

Add to Favorites By Jeremiah Robinson, Wisconsin If you read my other articles, you’ll know that I live in one of the colder parts of the country, in Wisconsin. During the polar …

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Raised Beds And Low Tunnels

Add to Favorites By Ben Hoffman, Maine My garden area has two problems. First, there is a nearly constant, strong, northwest breeze. Second, the soil, Thorndike stony loam—read loamy stone, there is some soil between …

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Foods You Should (And Can) Produce Yourself And Why
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow New outbreaks of illnesses and even deaths (an estimated 9,000 annually) due to food poisoning are constantly reported in the news. Most of these outbreaks …

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Boost Profits and Prolong Growing Season with Japanese Vegetables
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Whether you are looking to boost profits at a farmers market or extend your growing season, Japanese vegetables are the way to go. Japanese vegetables should be …

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Growing Cauliflower from Seed

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris, South Carolina Growing cauliflower from seed brings this healthy vegetable from garden to table. Cauliflower can serve as the focal point for a centerpiece …

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Growing Beets: How to Grow Bigger, Sweeter Beets

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris – Have you ever tried growing beets? Beets can be planted early, harvested at any stage of their growth cycle, and do not require …

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Growing Cucumbers in a Greenhouse

Add to Favorites By Crow Miller – Growing cucumbers, like European cucumbers, can be a bumper crop in greenhouses. They differ from other types of cucumbers in many ways. The …

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The Goji Berry Plant: Grow the Alpha Superfood in Your Garden

Add to Favorites By Don Daugs – We introduced our experiences with growing goji berry plant, also known as the wolfberry, to Countryside readers with two articles in 2009. The …

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Extend the Growing Season with Cold Frame Gardening

Add to Favorites By Sue Robishaw – Whether we blame it on El Niño or the gods, chaotic weather is too often a part of the gardener’s life. While this …

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Learning to Garden in a New Planting Zone
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites If you’ve ever had to change gardening zones, then you know what it’s like to unlearn years of gardening techniques and adapt to your new planting zone. …

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