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Vertical Farming Grows Skyward

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone — Vertical farming has surged in urban areas for one big reason: you can grow a lot of food on just a little dirt. …

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What is the Best Mulch to Prevent Weeds?
May 19, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites All Photos By Shelley Dedauw The best mulch to prevent weeds depends on where the mulch lies, what else you need it to do…and, of course, cost. …

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Your Guide to Growing Lettuce in Containers
May 18, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites For years I struggled with how and when to grow lettuce. So, I decided to try growing lettuce in containers. For three years now, we’ve enjoyed more …

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Growing Seedlings Indoors Without Power
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Not only is this my first gardening season in a new growing zone, it’s my first season to be growing seedlings indoors without a power source. Living …

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DIY: Make Peanut Butter

Add to Favorites Grow Your Own Peanut Butter! By Jim Hunter, Arkansas Peanut butter is one of our favorite foods. We became disenchanted with the commercial brands after seeing other …

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Gourds For Farmers And Homesteaders

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, Raleigh, North Carolina There is a legend that says, “If you give or receive a gourd, with it goes all the best in life; …

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Growing Cucumbers in a Greenhouse

Add to Favorites By Crow Miller – Growing cucumbers, like European cucumbers, can be a bumper crop in greenhouses. They differ from other types of cucumbers in many ways. The …

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Growing Sweet Potatoes in Cold Climates
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites America’s favorite candied root vegetable has an ancient history of warding off famine. Sweet potatoes were domesticated in South America over 5,000 years ago but other civilizations …

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How to Grow Peppers and Varieties to Try
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Jim Hunter – Unknown in the old world before Columbus, capsicums were brought to Europe by the Spaniards. Then their cultivation spread across the globe. Today, people …

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Growing Garlic For Backyard Chickens
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I often get asked what can chickens eat? Garlic has some really amazing health benefits for chickens (and humans!). Find out how to feed it to your …

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Tips for Germinating Seeds Indoors

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds – There’s probably nothing quite so rewarding for any gardener as the success of starting your own herb, vegetable, or flowering plants, indoors, from …

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How to Care for Apple Trees & Other Varieties

Add to Favorites By Elizabeth Crow Miller – If you’re wondering how to care for apple trees then you should first consider that trees should be fed just like your …

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