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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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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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Boost Profits and Prolong Growing Season with Japanese Vegetables
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Whether you are looking to boost profits at a farmers market or extend your growing season, Japanese vegetables are the way to go. Japanese vegetables should be …

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Growing and Cooking Tangy Tomatillos
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Tomatillos have a tangy, slightly herbal flavor and are most often used in salsas and sauces. A tomatillo can be eaten raw, making for a great salad …

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Anyone for Growing Okra?

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone Growing okra started with a grimace but became a garden and kitchen staple. I remember moving from Ohio to North Carolina with my …

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What are Heirloom Tomatoes?

Add to Favorites By: Anita Stone, North Carolina What are heirloom tomatoes? There has been a resurgence of interest in tomatoes in recent years, not the everyday luscious fruit, but …

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Growing a Community with School Garden Grants
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites School garden grants are only a piece of what makes a plot sustainable. Much like a child, it takes a village to care for a school garden, …

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Your Guide to Growing Winter Squash
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Winter squash, like summer squash, melons and cucumbers, are part of the gourd family. Growing, harvesting, and keeping winter squash is, to me, among the easiest in …

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Growing Vegan Proteins, from Amaranth Plants to Pumpkin Seeds
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites In the homesteading world, talk revolves around raising your own meat and eggs. But what if you’re vegan? You can still be self-sufficient and grow your own …

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Eggplant Growing Tips
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites You may have reasons not to grow eggplant. It’s bitter and mushy, with huge seeds. The plants are fussy. You don’t have room in your garden for …

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Growing Sunflowers from Seed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Whether planting short fluffy varieties or annual forests, growing sunflowers from seed is easy. Unlike food crops tracing back to South America, Europe or Southeast Asia, sunflowers …

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A Guide to Different Colored Carrots
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites A large culinary family includes cumin, dill, fennel, parsnips, parsley, cilantro and different colored carrots. Though carrots are primarily eaten for the roots, it wasn’t always this …

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Growing Sweet Potatoes in Cold Climates
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites America’s favorite candied root vegetable has an ancient history of warding off famine. Sweet potatoes were domesticated in South America over 5,000 years ago but other civilizations …

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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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Fencing For Creatures Great And Small

Add to Favorites By Jeffery Goss, Jr., C.H., Missouri “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.” — Song of Solomon …

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