Lumpy strawberry, characteristic of boron deficiency To say that boron is important to plants would be the height of understatement. To put it more plainly, plants simply would not exist without boron. The reason boron is so crucial to plant health is that it is involved in ion exchange and the movement of other nutrients … Continue reading Boron in Plants
Aluminum toxicity in corn; note how the two center rows appear pale and stunted relative to the row on the right. Photo courtesy of USDA ARS. Most people probably don't think of aluminum as a key nutrient for field, garden, or orchard crops, and indeed scientists don't consider it essential for plant growth. Nevertheless, it … Continue reading Aluminum in Plants
The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to avoid introducing and spreading plant diseases in your garden.
Take comfort in the fact that not everything in the food supply is automatically bioengineered.
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner is a season-guided approach to keeping up with the homestead chores in sync with nature.
Ready for 25 more skills to build on the ones you mastered previously? This set is more advanced than the first, so take your time.
While your homesteading bucket list should be unique, you may find that these suggestions spark an interest you didn't even know you had.
Craftsy folks frequently share a do-it-yourself ethic. While it's always easier just to buy cheap, pretty yarn at the craft store, some (particularly homesteaders) prefer to create their own dyes. In fact, if you own sheep or other fiber animals, this may be a logical next step to adding value to your products. You can … Continue reading A Rainbow of Natural Dyes
A step-by-step guide to keeping blackberry plants strong, healthy, and productive.
The second of a two-part series on the benefits of eating the rainbow.