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Gardening Tips: 12 Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
July 11, 2019 . · 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. Here are …

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Build a Home Using Alternative Building Materials

By Charmaine R. Taylor — Building a self-sustaining home or structure is a wonderful concept that can be put into practice by anyone looking to create shelter for man or animal. …

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Propagating, Collecting and Saving Seeds

By Anita B. Stone; Photographs by S. Tullock Had the Pilgrims not brought and introduced abundant seed varieties to the New World, we would not be enjoying a diverse variety …

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Techniques and Tips for Gardening

By Anita B. Stone, Photographs by Chris J. Kottyan THERE ARE AN ENDLESS VARIETY of ideas for anyone who gardens and, of course, we all have our own tips and …

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Planting Kale in the Fall Garden

By Nancy Pierson Farris – Planting kale isn’t just a spring activity in our gardens. When spring crops wilt from summer’s heat, and we have the pantry lined with the …

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How to Build a Cattle Panel Hoop House

By Julie Harrell, New York, Zone 5B My cattle panel hoop house is a community gathering place. Recently, my sweet neighbor of almost 20 years and soul sister Laura French …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Container Potatoes

By Lori Fontanes I know what you’re thinking: what’s so special about potatoes? With all those ubiquitous orders of fries and mashed platters, why do I need to bother growing any …

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pH: What’s the Big Deal?

By Nancy P. Farris, South Carolina Potential Hydrogen (PH) is measured as a scale of 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. At pH 7, soil contains the same rate …

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Winter Cover Crops And Green Manure Strategies

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 the soil using …

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Phytoremediation Plants Used to Clean Contaminated Soil

By Anita B. Stone – America’s priceless natural resource, land, has often been used as a natural, free dispose-all for toxic compounds. For many of us, it seemed to be a …

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How to Revive Soil with Organic Gardening

By Kay Wolfe Knowing how to revive soil and encourage beneficial microbial growth are keys to healthy produce. And it can be done with organic gardening. Organic food has become …

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Improving Soil with Cattle and The Best Green Manure Crops

By Heather Thomas, Salmon, Idaho  Holistic grazing and the best green manure crops naturally improve soil. Add legumes or rotational cattle grazing to revitalize land. Many of our crop and pasture …

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Dirt 101: What is Loam Soil?

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, dirt, earth, dust, …

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How to Compost Leaves

By Crow Miller – Do you know how to compost leaves? If you have trees on your property, chances are, you’re missing out on an opportunity to add a wonderful source of …

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Soil Health: What Makes Good Soil?

By John Hibma – What makes good soil? Virtually every person on this planet sooner or later comes in contact with earth and soil. Whether they are a farmer, a …

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