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Growing Strawberries Organically

Add to Favorites By Tim King – I am a strawberry enthusiast. In fact, strawberries are my favorite crop. The fruit is stunningly beautiful. It’s more than delicious. At their …

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What’s The Big Deal About Heirloom Tomatoes?
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Each year, I see the sales ads: Heirloom tomatoes on sale, only $2.99/lb. Customers flock to them. The pictures show huge, lumpy, full-color tomatoes instead of the …

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A Guide to How to Grow Gourds

Add to Favorites Why grow gourds? The short answer is: Because they are easy and a good friend gave me a single gourd plant which has not reached the true …

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Growing Cabbage: Discovering Oriental Varieties

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris – When planning on growing cabbage, you have to ask yourself what kind of cabbage to grow. If you are planning for a cabbage patch that …

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Livable Sheds: A Surprising Solution to Affordable Housing
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites In the spring of 2011, tornadoes ripped through west central Louisiana over the course of several days. These storms left hundreds homeless. A surprising solution was utilized …

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Homestead Fencing For Your Garden
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites When it comes to protecting your garden from being consumed by the local wildlife, homestead fencing options are numerous. We’ve always been DIY fence installation people when …

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Choosing Electric Fencing for Horses

Add to Favorites Installing electric fencing for horses is probably one of the smartest decisions we’ve made on our homestead. The heart of owning a horse 101 is fencing. Without it, …

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Stress Relief Techniques: RX From Mother Nature
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites No doubt about it, stress is a normal part of life. But there’s good news: stress can be managed in the most basic of ways with a …

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Use a Hydroponic Grow System for Year-Round Produce
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Have you ever grown a sweet potato vine or avocado pit in water? If so, consider yourself a hydroponic gardener! My first experience with a simple hydroponic …

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4 DIY Ideas for Watering Plants While Away
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites The holidays and summer mean travel for many people. As a homesteader, you’ve made arrangements for the chores and livestock. What about watering plants while away? Keeping …

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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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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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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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Pruning Shear Options

Add to Favorites By Cherie Dawn Haas – When your grapevines return from their dormant state in the spring, you’ll want to get your hands on the best pruning shears you …

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The Fall and Resurrection of Hemp Plants

Add to Favorites By Karin Deneke, Colorado A common crop George Washington raised during the 1760s on his farms in Virginia was declared illegal in the 1930s. Also known as …

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