Is there someone in your family who loves country living? Show that you care with a gift tailored to their favorite interest this Christmas! Allow us to suggest 15 gifts (in no particular order), ranging from cute to indispensable: You Can Farm: For either the newbie or the seasoned agripreneur in need of fresh inspiration, […]
Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense) grows sturdy upright stems ranging from two to eight feet in height. Some stems are branched and others are not, but one thing can be counted on with this species—there will be quite a few of them packed into each clump! Look for a pink or red color near the base […]
Agritourism is definitely not an enterprise every farmer will enjoy. However, for those who are energized by the idea of sharing the farm with the public, this business offers substantial benefits. Here are a few of the ways agritourism benefits the farmer, the community, and the public at large. Benefits to the Farmer All the […]
What color is your garden soil? Does it make a difference? Yes! Some of the factors that alter the color of soil include: Aeration. Saturation. Mineral content. Degree of weathering. Presence of organic matter and humus. All of these considerations are very important to the health of your garden plants. Dark Brown to Black Soils […]
Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) is a medium-sized grass that ranges from three to seven feet in height. It frequently grows in clumps, but it may also be found growing as a single stalk. The stem is hollow but stiff and upright. The leaves are blue-green in color and flat. They may grow anywhere from 2 […]
Tips for raising vigorous seeds, whether your goal is to preserve a variety or to create a locally adapted strain.
Side-oats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) takes its name from its peculiar inflorescence. It grows a stalk varying in length from 3 to 16 inches and tending to zigzag. Somewhere between 12 and 60 very short branches grow from this stalk, dangling to one side. Each branch has three to eight spikelets resembling oat seeds, especially as […]
How worms can work with microbes to improve your garden soil—fast.
Eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) is a tall bunchgrass species that ranges from four to eight feet in height. It forms clumps one to four feet across and connected with tough, knotty rhizomes. The plants have roots that extend as far as 20 feet below the surface of the ground, and they are further anchored by […]
Just the basics on this comprehensive approach to sustainable living.