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6 Uses For Your Watermelon Plant’s Bounty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The beginning of the summer is when you read about watermelon planting tips, but this is the time of year when you start to think: What do …

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Make Room in Your Garden With Climbers And Crawlers

Add to Favorites By Glenn G. Dahlem, Ph.D. Farmers with 1,500 acres available and urban backyard gardeners alike often have the same complaint: “If I only had just a little more …

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Fast-Growing Plants For Impatient Gardeners

Add to Favorites By Armani Tavares For those of us who suffer from a chronic condition known as impatience, here are some plants that I can recommend growing. They’re easy, …

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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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The Cushaw Squash
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Probably deep in the stages of REM sleep, my Tampa, Florida, friend MJ Clark suddenly woke up to the sound of a large object falling through a …

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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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Make Your Own Seed Bank
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Scrolls, skeletons and seeds. That’s what the discovery of Herod’s Palace in Masada, Israel, revealed. Ancient history, preserved for future generations. Scientists carbon-dated the date palm seeds …

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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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A Prescription For Gardening

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe While researching the leading health problems of our day— cancer, strokes, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and dementia—they all  have one thing in common: They …

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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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Gardening: A Vital Step To Self-Sufficiency
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Rhonda Crank, rhonda@thefarmerslamp.com; www.thefarmerslamp.com With the changing economic times we are in, more and more people are planting gardens. Some are planting in old flower beds; …

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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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Growing and Cooking Tangy Tomatillos
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Tomatillos have a tangy, slightly herbal flavor and are most often used in salsas and sauces. A tomatillo can be eaten raw, making for a great salad …

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Growing Vegan Proteins, from Amaranth Plants to Pumpkin Seeds
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites In the homesteading world, talk revolves around raising your own meat and eggs. But what if you’re vegan? You can still be self-sufficient and grow your own …

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Eggplant Growing Tips
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites You may have reasons not to grow eggplant. It’s bitter and mushy, with huge seeds. The plants are fussy. You don’t have room in your garden for …

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