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How to Add Calcium to Soil
July 10, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Ken Scharabok – Ensuring your soils have an adequate level of available calcium should be an essential part of your field fertilization practices for several reasons. …

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How to Build a Foundation for a Shed

Add to Favorites Knowing how to build a foundation for a shed is the all-important first step of adding barn space to your farm or homestead. Laying a strong foundation …

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The Goji Berry Plant: Grow the Alpha Superfood in Your Garden

Add to Favorites By Don Daugs – We introduced our experiences with growing goji berry plant, also known as the wolfberry, to Countryside readers with two articles in 2009. The …

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Growing Blackberries on Your Homestead
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Some of my earliest memories are of picking blackberries growing wild along the dirt roads of home. There aren’t as many wild bushes growing blackberries as there …

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A Guide to How to Grow Gourds

Add to Favorites Why grow gourds? The short answer is: Because they are easy and a good friend gave me a single gourd plant which has not reached the true …

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A Guide to Raised Bed Gardening
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Raised bed gardening is the ideal solution for overcoming both poor soil conditions and seasonal weather. Beds constructed on top of the ground may be filled with …

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Recycling Water at Home: Grey Water for the Garden
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Using pure fresh water in the garden — while sending only “slightly used” grey water into the septic or sewer system  — is considered wasteful in some …

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Special Section — The Country Water Supply; Using Grey Water in the Garden

Add to Favorites Using pure fresh water in the garden—while sending only “slightly used” grey water into the septic or sewer system—is considered wasteful in some situations. Where water is …

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Mulching Benefits All Year Long
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites In my dream world, every gardening season starts with a blank slate of properly prepared, weed-free beds just waiting to be planted. Of course, that’s not how …

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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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Understanding Your Soil: How to Check Soil pH Level
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Knowing how to check soil pH levels in your garden is the first step to having the healthiest soil you can produce. For most of us, especially …

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How I Learned to Care for the Lavender Plant

Add to Favorites By Joyce McGowan – My husband James and I were living in a large city and running a natural body care store. But the city was getting too …

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