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Unintended Consequences of Lawn Herbicides

Add to Favorites By Aleisha Djuricic, Wisconsin, Zone 5B Lawn herbicides don’t just kill weeds. All broadleaf plants can be damaged. My modest urban homestead is located a short distance from the …

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Dirt 101: What is Loam Soil?

Add to Favorites By Miriah Reynolds, Montana What is loam soil and how does it differ from silt and sand? What is the best mix for the best farming? Soil, …

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How to Keep Plants from Freezing in Vegetable Gardens
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Fall can be death to gardens if you don’t know how to keep plants from freezing. Follow these easy methods to extend your harvest.

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5 Reasons to Start Garden Composting in Planter Boxes
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Fall means yard cleanup. Organic debris becomes garden compost. But small spaces might not have room for composters or piles. Garden composting directly within planter boxes solves …

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The K.I.S.S. Approach to How to Make Compost

Add to Favorites By Mark Staneart – I imagine I first heard the word “compost” about 40 years ago. Around the same time, I first encountered the word “organic.” Since …

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Crop Rotation: Benefits and Why it Matters
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Not sure about crop rotation benefits? Here’s a science lesson for you. Our produce contains wonderful nutrients. After all, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are the reasons our …

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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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How to Make Hog Head Cheese
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Don’t make the mistake of thinking pigs produce only chops, bacon and ham. You can also make hog head cheese. When raising pigs for meat, you’ll get many other products …

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Coriander/Cilantro: Herb and Spice All in One
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites My first herb garden was planted years ago with familiar Mediterranean herbs including basil, parsley, mint, and thyme. I experimented with different recipes, and with each 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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Growing Jalapeño Peppers
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I remember well the first time I started growing jalapeño peppers in my vegetable garden. That was years ago, when growing jalapeño peppers was considered a novelty. …

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5 Tips for Successfully Planting Herbs in Pots
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing herbs in pots is perfect for anyone with a little available outdoor space and a desire for useful plants. Personally, I love herbs precisely because they …

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Growing and Harvesting the Thyme Plant
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I love growing all the popular culinary herbs, but one of my favorites is the thyme plant. It not only makes a pretty ground cover in the …

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A Guide To Growing Basil
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I’m willing to bet that if you start an herb garden, growing basil (Ocimum Basilicum) will be high on your garden herbs list and one of the …

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