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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? A Look at Seed Banks

A seed bank is a depository, a storage place, a facility built to store seeds and keep them safe for an unseen emergency, sort of like a bank vault.

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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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How to Grow Your Own Halloween Pumpkins

Add to Favorites By Lori Fontanes Admit it. You’ve always wanted to grow your own giant pumpkin patch just like the one in the Charlie Brown cartoon. Add a few cornstalks, …

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Going Organic Saves Me Work

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, The Homesteader’s Bits & Pieces I was a bit skeptical to try organic agriculture because I thought it meant more work for me. But …

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When The iGeneration Gardens
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Photos and Story By Kenny Coogan, Florida Turning off your televisions and mobile devices and spending some uninterrupted time with your family and yard may not only …

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The Long Keeper Tomato

Add to Favorites By Kevin Geer, California Let me start by recalling something my grandmother told me when I asked her about growing tomatoes. Grams told me, “Tomatoes are like young …

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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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Techniques and Tips for Gardening

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, Photographs by Chris J. Kottyan There are an endless variety of ideas for anyone who gardens and, of course, we all have our …

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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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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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Quality Seeds Are Everything

The quality of seeds can make all the difference in how much crop they yield, their resistance to drought and pests, among other traits.

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Apple Orchard Leads To Organic Business

Add to Favorites By Kevin Geer I started this project when I moved to Northern Baja California where I live on a small 15 acre ranch. My ranch is located …

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Aquaponics

Add to Favorites By Susan Perreault What do you get when you cross 1,000 worms with 12 fish, 80 high school students and one yard of red lava rock? A …

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A Lesson In Aquaponics

Add to Favorites By Jeremiah Robinson, Madison, Wisconsin In the March/April issue, I introduced you to my little homestead in the city, and claimed that it was possible to grow year-round in …

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