Growing

12 Tips for Starting a Nursery Business from Home
April 27, 2020 · · Growing

Starting a nursery business from home, whether small or large, means knowing the best ways to propagate and sell plants. I purchased my one-acre homestead for its location, mature trees, and potential to grow rows and rows of vegetables.

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What is Rotational Grazing and Why is it Misunderstood?
April 21, 2020 · · Growing

Many people want to know what is rotational grazing and why is it misunderstood? Good grazing practices are often thought of as rotational grazing, but this is at best a half-truth.

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Try Perennial Peanut Grass Hay as a Healthy Alternative Forage
April 18, 2020 · · Growing

You might never have heard of perennial peanut grass hay, but it’s one of the best-kept forage secrets of the southeastern United States. It’s also an excellent forage for livestock, including pigs, horses, dairy goats, sheep and rabbits.

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Using Natural Fertilizers on the Homestead
April 14, 2020 · · Growing

Gardens are hungry creatures, demanding endless applications of fertilizer to keep vegetables, fruits, and flowers growing throughout the season. Unfortunately, many find their plot’s needs increase each passing year despite frequent feedings.

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Growing a Traditional Victory Garden
April 14, 2020 · · Growing

During WWI and WW2 the vast majority of people grew some of their own food. It was not only expected, it was patriotic and a symbol of helping to win the war.

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Improving Soil with Cattle and The Best Green Manure Crops

Holistic grazing and the best green manure crops naturally improve soil. Add legumes or rotational cattle grazing to revitalize land.

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Soil-Borne Pathogens Can Cause Plant Blight and Disease

The crops we grow, especially vegetables, are subject to a number of different diseases and plant blight caused by soil-borne pathogens. Soil is full of organisms — both good and bad. The good organisms include worms, slugs, snails, beetles, ants, and spiders as well as gophers and moles and even snakes.

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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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Gardening Tips: 12 Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
April 9, 2020 · · Growing

Gardening can be a fun and easy way to put food on your family’s table. But it can also be frustrating when things don’t grow as you expected.

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Starting Your Own Seeds
April 6, 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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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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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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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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