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Why is Phenology of Plants Important?
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow – I started studying the phenology of plants when I missed out on my fresh asparagus harvest one year. Next to my goat barn is an …

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How to Grow Asparagus — The Garden Wonder
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Asparagus is the most worry-free perennial plant there is for the home gardener. If you have bought some lately, then you know how expensive it is. In …

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What Planting Zone Am I In?
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites U. S. planting zones are based on the weather history of any given area. The question “what planting zone am I in?” is one of the most …

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What’s The Big Deal About Heirloom Tomatoes?
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Each year, I see the sales ads: Heirloom tomatoes on sale, only $2.99/lb. Customers flock to them. The pictures show huge, lumpy, full-color tomatoes instead of the …

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Composting And Compost Bin Designs

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan With spring cleaning behind us, it is time to start the odd jobs of summer. Composting is a fundamental aspect of homesteading and is …

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How to Keep Plants from Freezing in Vegetable Gardens
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Fall can be death to gardens if you don’t know how to keep plants from freezing. Follow these easy methods to extend your harvest. In the grocery …

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Digging Holes 101

Add to Favorites Since the dawn of agrarian culture, we’ve been inventing and reinventing ways to keep domesticated animals contained. Many things in our culture have radically changed such as …

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Which Post Hole Digger Is Best For You?

Add to Favorites Every homesteader has need of a post hole digger at some point, but not all post hole diggers are created equal. There are many ways to dig …

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How to Make Green Soap: An Excursion Through Time
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Ancient Syrians knew how to make green soap used by Queens Cleopatra of Egypt and Zenobia of Syria. It’s a timeless method that abounds today. Some scholars …

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