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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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Water like the Ancients did … It Works!

Add to Favorites By Mary Kathryn Dunston – The joys of gardening are what bring us back to the toils of weeding and insect bites, dirty nails and waiting. The anticipation …

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Wall-Mounted Planters are Ideal for Herbs and Small Spaces
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Are you like me and enjoy fresh herbs? I enjoy the scent wafting from them as they grow indoors. Many wall-mounted planters are designed to take up …

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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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Growing Seedlings Indoors: What’s the Problem?

Add to Favorites By Crow Miller – Seed starting is a simple process. Though a few problems can crop up, it is not hard to avoid or correct them. Here …

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How to Sell Produce to Restaurants: 11 Tips for Modern Farmers
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Knowing how to sell produce to restaurants is another part of farming, says Wendy Baroli. “If you’re in the business of farming, you also have to be …

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Small-Scale Agritourism Ideas to Boost Profits

Add to Favorites By Barbara Berst Adams – On-farm visitors can help even the smallest farms increase the bottom line. Whether a farm is full-time or part-time, many very small farms …

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Agritourism: A Money-Making Agriculture Business

Add to Favorites By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, Colorado Can inviting farm visitors fuel a successful money making agriculture business? It’s called agritourism and yes, it can! The words, “fun on the farm,” were …

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Composting And Compost Bin Designs

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan With spring cleaning behind us, it is time to start the odd jobs of summer. Composting is a fundamental aspect of homesteading and is …

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How to Revive Soil with Organic Gardening

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe Knowing how to revive soil and encourage beneficial microbial growth are keys to healthy produce. And it can be done with organic gardening. Organic …

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Winterize Your Garden with a Cover Crop of Austrian Winter Peas
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites As winter approaches and you harvest the last of summer’s vegetables from your garden, sowing Austrian winter peas is an ideal way to protect your precious garden soil through the winter while providing green manure in …

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BOAZ: A Mini Wheat Harvesting Machine

Add to Favorites By Benjamin Hoffman Choosing the right mini wheat harvesting machine for our small-scale operation took research. We settled on the BOAZ mini-combine. Bob Mowdy and I have …

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Free Range Pig Farming on the Homestead
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Al Doyle – With free-range pig farming, you’ll be raising your own high-quality meat. Like other home-raised food products, meat from a homestead hog is far superior …

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Tips on How to Raise a Pig for Meat
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Todd Quinn – I never thought I would raise my own pig, but as Thomas Jefferson once said, “I am an old man, but a new …

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17 Epsom Salt Uses From Body to Barnyard
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Most everyone knows about Epsom salt for the bath to ease sore muscles, but there are many Epsom salt uses on the homestead you may not know …

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