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Planting Kale in the Fall Garden

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Propagating, Collecting and Saving Seeds

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Gardening Tips: 12 Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
July 11, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Build a Home Using Alternative Building Materials

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Techniques and Tips for Gardening

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Build a Cattle Panel Hoop House

Add to Favorites 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 …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Container Potatoes

Add to Favorites 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 …

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pH: What’s the Big Deal?

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Phytoremediation Plants Used to Clean Contaminated Soil

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Revive Soil with Organic Gardening

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Improving Soil with Cattle and The Best Green Manure Crops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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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How to Compost Leaves

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Soil Health: What Makes Good Soil?

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Make a Soil Sifter
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Our Tennessee garden is built on rocks and clay. Instead of continually fighting the rocky hardpan, we decided to construct permanent raised beds and fill them with …

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