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Seeds, Anyone?

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone When I had the pleasure to attend “The Value of Seed Banks” seminar held at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina, …

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Reach Beyond Red Radishes
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites When was the last time you were struck speechless by a radish? Two hundred years ago, radishes had the power to lock long-haired girls within tall towers. …

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The Power Of Potatoes

Add to Favorites By Shirley Benson, Wisconsin Waste not—want not, an old saying I remember my father repeating to me many times, usually when I was leaving too much potato …

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Dressing Up The Winter Garden

Add to Favorites By Sheryl Normandeau Although cold-climate gardeners can take a respite from gardening activities during the winter, there is no need for the garden to look anything less …

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Edible Flowers List: 5 Plants for Culinary Creations
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites An edible flowers list doesn’t have to be exotic. Your own flower garden can supply your kitchen with yummy goodies. I was a young girl when I …

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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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Your Guide to Growing Winter Squash
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Winter squash, like summer squash, melons and cucumbers, are part of the gourd family. Growing, harvesting, and keeping winter squash is, to me, among the easiest in …

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Growing Blackberries on Your Homestead
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Some of my earliest memories are of picking blackberries growing wild along the dirt roads of home. There aren’t as many wild bushes growing blackberries as there …

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Growing Sunflowers from Seed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Whether planting short fluffy varieties or annual forests, growing sunflowers from seed is easy. Unlike food crops tracing back to South America, Europe or Southeast Asia, sunflowers …

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Cucurbita Moschata: Growing Butternut Squash from Seed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata) from seed, which is categorized as a winter squash, is similar to that of pumpkins, cantaloupe, and cucumbers who all reside in …

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Growing Sweet Potatoes in Cold Climates
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites America’s favorite candied root vegetable has an ancient history of warding off famine. Sweet potatoes were domesticated in South America over 5,000 years ago but other civilizations …

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Growing Garlic For Backyard Chickens
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Straw Bale Gardening Instructions and How it Works
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I didn’t believe it. Though straw bale gardening instructions sat before me, I was skeptical. I compost. Plant in the ground. Nourish my soil with probiotics. Nobody …

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How to Care for Tomato Plants in Tires

Add to Favorites By Wayne W. Moseley – I love to grow tomatoes and over the years I’ve learned a lot about how to care for tomato plants in tires. …

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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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