green-manure

Which Cover Crops for Gardens Work Best in Your Climate?
November 2, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites When it comes to cover crops for gardens, the list of benefits is extensive. Choosing the best cover crop to accomplish the job in your climate is where …

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7 Steps for Preparing Vegetable Gardens for Winter
October 31, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Rhonda Crank Our farm, Fairhaven Farm, is in U.S. growing zone 8, so we are able to have a garden pretty much year-round. Late January and February is …

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How a British Family Constructed Their Own Root Cellar

Add to Favorites By Susie Kearley – In Buckinghamshire, England, Ali Freeman and her family, farm an impressive eight acre smallholding with a menagerie of animals and abundant vegetable plots. I …

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Going Organic Saves Me Work

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, The Homesteader’s Bits & Pieces I was a bit skeptical to try organic agriculture because I thought it meant more work for me. But …

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Apple Orchard Leads To Organic Business

Add to Favorites By Kevin Geer I started this project when I moved to Northern Baja California where I live on a small 15 acre ranch. My ranch is located …

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Growing Strawberries Organically

Add to Favorites By Tim King – I am a strawberry enthusiast. In fact, strawberries are my favorite crop. The fruit is stunningly beautiful. It’s more than delicious. At their …

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Why Raised Bed Gardening is Better

Add to Favorites By Sue Robishaw – End-of-summer gardening is a hectic time of harvesting, preserving, and enjoying the fruits of your many labors. But as the final vegetables are …

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Why Rotating Vegetables in the Garden is Crucial
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Could over a million lives have been saved between 1844 and 1846 by rotating vegetables in the garden? Several factors contributed to the Great Famine. Irish families lived …

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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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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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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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Improve Your Soil: Know How To Lay Mulch
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Mulch, mulch, and then mulch some more. Knowing how to lay mulch is one of the greatest skills any gardener can have. Using organic mulch is how …

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Soil-Borne Pathogens Can Cause Plant Blight and Disease

Add to Favorites By John Hibma – The crops we grow—, especially vegetables, —are subject to a number of different diseases and plant blight caused by soil-borne pathogens. Soil is …

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Winterize Your Garden with a Cover Crop of Austrian Winter Peas
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites As winter approaches and you harvest the last of summer’s vegetables from your garden, sowing Austrian winter peas is an ideal way to protect your precious garden soil through the winter while providing green manure in …

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