soil-fertility

Growing Calendula from Seed
January 28, 2021 · · Growing

Growing calendula (Calendula officinalis) from seed is an annual garden project in my family. We let the little ones help, and they enjoy monitoring growth as the first seedlings push their way through the soil.

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Protesters And The Eucalyptus Trees

Add to Favorites By Christopher Nyerges Eucalyptus has been in the news because naked protesters are unhappy with the University of California-Berkeley’s plan to remove thousands of these Australian natives. When …

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Making Pasture & Forages Work For Sheep

Add to Favorites By Dean Oswald—Animal Systems Educator —University of Illinois web.extension.uiuc.edu/macombcenter/ Cell (309)255-8705 Fax (309)853-5449 Grazing Goals Sheep producers should set annual goals for the forage and pasture grazing …

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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 Seeds Are Outlawed

Add to Favorites By Abdellah Boudhira, www.facebook.com/abdellahfarmer I am an organic farmer in Agadir, Morocco, nestled just 25 kilometers to the east of the Atlantic Ocean, where the mild climate is conducive to growing year …

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The Secret To Small-Lot Homesteading?

Add to Favorites By Jeremiah Robinson, Madison, Wisconsin You could say that I’m an odd duck. A homesteader and agriculturally-minded Mennonite, I grow a good portion of the food needs for my family—at …

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What is Soil Erosion?
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites What is soil erosion? You don’t find many homesteaders talking about it. If you research soil erosion, you’ll find information mostly aimed at commercial agricultural farmers, not …

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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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