Growing

How to Take Care of a Poinsettia Plant for Years of Blooming
December 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites The poinsettia plant has come to represent the holiday season in much of the world. Knowing how to take care of a poinsettia plant can mean years …

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How to Grow a Christmas Cactus for Generations of Blooms
November 29, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Like my grandmother, I have a hard time keeping any houseplant alive. She did know how to grow a Christmas cactus though. Hers was on a plant …

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Scented Geranium Plants: Fragrant Herbs Indoors or Out
November 28, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites My love affair with scented geranium plants started decades ago. The proprietors of my husband’s restaurant cultivated an herb garden on the premises. They grew rose scented …

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Sprouting Seeds at Home for Winter Nutrition
November 17, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Sprouting seeds at home has long been an easy and delicious way to gain nutrition when greens are scarce. You can do it for you or your …

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Hybrid vs. Heirloom Seeds

Add to Favorites By Jean Smith – I am a diehard for plants grown from heirloom seeds, and I save most of my own seeds for our farm. I thought now …

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Sea Buckthorn: It Started With a Prayer
November 10, 2019 · · Growing

Studies have shown sea buckthorn is able to actually remove cholesterol from arteries. The seed and berry oil are used topically after radiation exposure due to medical treatments, accidental exposure or severe frostbite/sunburn.

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Black Raspberries (Rubus): 2020 Herb of the Year
November 3, 2019 · · Growing

The 2020 Herb of the Year is Rubus which not only includes black raspberries, but red raspberries, blackberries, and dewberries, too. I am going to specifically talk about black raspberries and how to grow, harvest, and store them.

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Which Cover Crops for Gardens Work Best in Your Climate?
November 2, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites When it comes to cover crops for gardens, the list of benefits is extensive. Choosing the best cover crop to accomplish the job in your climate is where …

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7 Steps for Preparing Vegetable Gardens for Winter
October 31, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Rhonda Crank Our farm, Fairhaven Farm, is in U.S. growing zone 8, so we are able to have a garden pretty much year-round. Late January and February is …

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Winter Cover Crops And Green Manure Strategies
October 20, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone Cover crop strategies refer to cover crops scheduled into a crop rotation plan. Organic farming relies on soil health and cycling of nutrients through …

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Healing Herbs List: Safe and Effective Herbal Home Remedies
October 19, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing up in a large Lebanese family, herbs and spices were not only used to flavor food but to cure common ailments. I distinctly remember ginger for …

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Growing Peas for Winter Greens
October 15, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing Peas No matter what variety of vegetable pea plants you are growing in your garden, all parts of all varieties, including the buds and blossoms, are …

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Gardening for Climate Change
October 5, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Erika Jensen — Gardening for climate change is necessary in order to enjoy a bountiful garden year after year. I remember the year I found ducks …

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A Guide to Herbs That Grow in Winter

Add to Favorites Just about when we’re ready to focus our energies indoors to hearth, home and family; and have the time, cooler temperatures and incentive to prepare some of …

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Growing and Marketing Bulb Plants
September 21, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Lew Small – Experimenting with new ways to earn an income from our small farm, we recently discovered the possibilities of spring flower bulb plants. We had …

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