Backyard Bugs: Identifying Insects for Good
July 5, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Creep, nuisance, vermin, trouble, and costly are synonymous when identifying insects. It’s a shame, too, because without insects, our world would be very different. Yes, we may …

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Tips for Growing Sweet Corn

When I was a kid, it seemed like everyone in our rural community had tips for growing sweet corn as everyone grew it. I can remember that we planted a field full of it and harvest time was rather busy.

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How to Keep Varmints Out of Your Garden
February 28, 2022 · · Growing

There’s nothing better than the sense of satisfaction that comes from growing your own food — and nothing worse than the feeling of disappointment when a critter eats the fruits of your labor before you do!

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Natural Aphids Control in Your Garden
March 14, 2019 · · Growing

If you are an avid gardener like I am, likely at some point you will have the need for aphids control. Aphids are a common garden pest that like to feed on a wide variety of plants, garden vegetables, and flowers.

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Leaf-Cutter Ants Finally Meet Their Match

New clues have emerged in the battle to combat leaf-cutter ants, which can wreak havoc across gardens in North and South America.

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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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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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Extract Natural Dye for Wool from Goldenrod Plants

Add to Favorites By Christine Lundsten McKahan – Five years ago, as my husband and I wandered around our two acres of newly purchased homesteading land, surrounded by rolling hills, grazing …

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