Crop Rotation at the Veggie-Bed — Urban Gardening

  Writer: Tom Myrick Sponsored By: LawnCare by Tom At the Veggie-Bed this 2019 growing season, we decided to group vegetables that have similar nutritional requirements in the same beds. The groups are designated to the following categories: • Leaf Crops (utilizes nitrogen in the soil) • Legume Crops (replenishes nitrogen in the soil) • […]

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Home Grown Salad – Seed To Fork — Town & Country Gardening

Lettuce is fast growing cool weather crop that quickly reaches maturity. It is a cool season plant best grown in the spring and fall of the year in most of the U.S. With so many loose leaf and head varieties your most difficult decision is which varieties to plant. First plant the cold tolerant lettuce […] […]

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Fresh Eggs vs. Store Bought Eggs — Dancing with Chickens

  So as we know, store-bought eggs can’t even compare to fresh eggs, even if the eggs are from the finest commercial egg farms. When you know where your eggs come from and what the hens were fed, you really learn to appreciate the taste and the source more. Recently I noticed that fresh egg […]

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Why Add Worms to Your Compost

Vermicomposting uses worms to break down organic matter quickly.  First you will wait for your compost to reach a temperature of 140 to 150 degrees at the center.  To do this, alternate layers of brown and green ingredients and keep the pile moist.  When the center reaches the desired temperature you will turn the pile.  After […]

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Loyal Egg Customers

These are a few tips on how to have loyal customers for your farm fresh egg business.

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Top 5 Microgreens to Grow

Here is a list of the most popular microgreens you can grow and harvest in about 9 days.  Always water the growing medium before adding seeds. Sunflower – Soak the seeds for 24 hours.  Spread the seeds on top of the soil.  Do not cover the seeds. Place another container on top.  After 2 days, […]

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Regrowing Store Bought Vegetables And Herbs

Here is a list of vegetables and herbs that you can regrow in your garden. Ginger – Break apart ginger into desired pieces.  Sow them and water.  In about a month you should see them starting to come up. Green Onions – Cut the bottom of the green onion to about 1/2 an inch with […]

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Tomato Garden Planning And Expansion

It may take a few seasons to figure out how many tomato plants it will take to produce all of the tomato products your family will need for an entire year.  For Living Traditions Homestead, they have reached that point.  They grow 70 tomato plants to feed their family of four which is about two […]

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Recipe: Farm Fresh Cheese With Herbs

Ingredients: 1/2 tablespoon Salt 1/2 gallon of milk 1/3 of a cup of vinegar Garden herbs (such as Dill) Step 1:  When the milk reaches about 195 degrees, remove it from the stove.  Add vinegar and stir enough to distribute the vinegar. Step 2: After the curds have separated from the whey, put a damp […]

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Recipe: Gluten Free Ginger Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour 1 cup blanched almond flour 1 1/2 tsp. ginger powder (more or less depending on preference) 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1 egg 1/4 cup softened butter 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup Directions: Step 1: Mix dry ingredients together Step: 2: Add wet ingredients […]

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