Growing

How to Vermicompost At Home

Even homesteaders on a tiny urban plot make a lot of waste. Our multi-faceted approach to recycling sends most yard waste through our chickens to start the composting process along with both an outdoor, hot composting system and an indoor worm bin.

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Learn How to Grow Carrots
March 26, 2020 · · Growing

Learning how to grow carrots is easy and rewarding. This versatile addition to the garden is wonderful fresh in so many dishes.

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Natural Pain Relievers from your Garden
March 24, 2020 · · Growing

Did you know that some of the most commonly grown culinary herbs are natural pain relievers? There’s a reason a sprig of parsley adorns your restaurant plate, and it’s not just for looks.

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Growing Potatoes in a Bag or a Bucket
March 13, 2020 · · Growing

Potatoes are almost foolproof. They’ll grow and produce as long as the soil is fertile, water is available, the sun shines, and the plant doesn’t freeze.

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How to Care for a Shamrock Plant
March 11, 2020 · · Growing

Shamrock plants are in abundance in stores every March for St. Patrick’s Day. Have you ever wondered how the humble shamrock plant became associated with St. Patrick?

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Starting Your Own Seeds
March 2, 2020 · · Growing

Starting your own seeds saves considerable money over buying plants from a nursery. It also avoids introducing devastating bacteria and fungi to your garden.

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Growing Onions from Seeds or Sets
February 29, 2020 · · Growing

Beginners and master gardeners are successfully growing onions. Among the hardiest crops, they are almost foolproof.

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Your Guide to Growing Radishes
February 27, 2020 · · Growing

Growing radishes is one of the easiest of all gardening tasks. I always suggest novice gardeners grow them because of how easy they are.

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Your Guide to Growing Lettuce in Containers
February 25, 2020 · · Growing

For years I struggled with how and when to grow lettuce. So, I decided to try growing lettuce in containers.

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Growing the Best Herbs for Containers
February 24, 2020 · · Growing

Growing the best herbs for containers needn’t be difficult. Most herbs can live their lives happily in containers. Especially herbs for culinary use.

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How to Make Natural Deer Repellent
February 16, 2020 · · Growing

Perhaps your garden had some unwelcome attention from foragers last year, and your crops suffered. Maybe you have tender, young trees on the property and worry about deer stripping bark from their trunks in the cold, bare days of early spring, or pushing them over as they rub the velvet from their antlers in the fall.

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A Simple Raised Bed Design
February 14, 2020 · · Growing

About a year ago, my wife and I moved across the country to acreage in Wisconsin. While we have many plans for the land, our immediate short-term goals were as follows: 1) Convert the existing garden into a chicken run and renovate a chicken coop, 2) Build raised beds close to the back of the house so the whole family can enjoy growing their favorite veggies and herbs.

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Recycling a Deck into Standing Raised Bed
February 12, 2020 · · Growing

Not wanting to add to the landfill, I started drafting up ideas on how I could transform my dilapidated deck into a standing raised bed. It was perfect timing as I wanted to expand my vegetable gardening, which was limited to a back corner of my property due to my poultry.

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Evergreen Tree Care and Diseases
February 9, 2020 · · Growing

Learning the basics of evergreen tree care can yield a bounty of useful products for your homestead. In addition to shade, wind insulation, and oxygen production, various evergreens can yield nuts, edible buds, as well as inner bark and needles for tea.

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A Market Garden Planner for Profit

Whether you’re using paper and pencil or an online market garden planner, why not start dreaming? It could be the start of a long-term, sustainable business venture for you!

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