Those of you who loved Mel Bartholomew’s unique gardening methods and his great book All New Square Foot Gardening are going to love his cookbook. To make it easy to find ways to use your homegrown produce, Bartholomew has organized the All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook by vegetable. Recipes range from simple to somewhat…… Continue reading All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook
If you are prepared to address the issues of poultry care, you may find that geese are just the herbicide you are looking for.
One of the main features of the recent local foods movement is a desire to connect farmers and consumers. On the one hand, many farmers want to share their practices with their customers, keeping them informed about agriculture. On the other hand, consumers want to learn more about how their food is produced. Among the…… Continue reading What is Community-Supported Agriculture?
Why is there so much emphasis on N, P, and K? Each of these nutrients is essential to plants because they serve vital functions.
It’s still not too late to think about putting away some of your produce for the winter! And if you need a little help figuring out just what to do with it, allow us to recommend a classic from the Rodale folks: Stocking Up. The original edition has seen us through many a kitchen adventure.…… Continue reading Stocking Up
Since fall migration is picking up, some of you may be looking for ways to attract new birds to your yard. Here’s a friendly book that will give you some ideas.
We all know that healthy plants are resistant to bugs. Unfortunately, we all too often forget to ask ourselves why this is true. In nature, weak organisms are typically attacked first. In the animal kingdom, predators see and smell the weakness of their prey. Gardeners have long suspected that diseased or dying plants put out…… Continue reading Why are Healthy Plants Bug-Resistant?
If your children are interested in farm-related topics, you may be looking for ways to feed those hungry minds. DIYHomeschooler.com offers free—but high-quality—units on a wide range of subjects. Each unit is packed with information, activities, notebooking pages, and books to read. Below we have picked out five units and activities of particular interest to…… Continue reading 5 Free Farm-Related Unit Studies
Shortcake is very versatile. You can have it as a dessert, a breakfast, or even as a side dish at dinner.
So what if you only have an acre or so to work with, but are eager to grow a little bit of your own food? A garden and maybe even a small orchard are two options you may want to consider. And if you need some advice on growing fruits and vegetables in the small…… Continue reading The Home Acre