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How to Take Care of Plants in Pots

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone – For years I have tried my best to grow plants in containers because of the limited space in my garden and also because …

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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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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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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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Recycling Water at Home: Grey Water for the Garden
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Using pure fresh water in the garden — while sending only “slightly used” grey water into the septic or sewer system  — is considered wasteful in some …

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Rain Water Harvesting: It’s a Good Idea (Even if You Have Running Water)
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Wayne Robertson – In my grandparents’ day, rain water harvesting was one of the best ways of conserving water. My grandmother collected rainwater in a barrel at the …

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Successfully Growing Arugula From Seed Indoors
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites My girlfriend and my quest for continuous, fresh greens evolved in the summer of 2015 from our CSA garden and into our home, where we built a stand, …

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Special Section — The Country Water Supply; Using Grey Water in the Garden

Add to Favorites Using pure fresh water in the garden—while sending only “slightly used” grey water into the septic or sewer system—is considered wasteful in some situations. Where water is …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Container Potatoes

Add to Favorites By Lori Fontanes I know what you’re thinking: what’s so special about potatoes? With all those ubiquitous orders of fries and mashed platters, why do I need to …

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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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10 Best Agriculture Schools

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota – Academia, I learned, is not all about laptops and college football games these days. In a few corners around the country, some of …

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Bring Back Life to Your Soil with Organic Gardening

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe Organic food has become widely popular in recent years and in part has fueled the success of local farmer’s markets. Maybe you’ve even thought …

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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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Kitchen Scraps and Coffee Grounds for Plants
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Composting isn’t always a fine art. Sometimes, it just means saving coffee grounds for plants and dumping them on the soil. When I started my first garden …

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