Yes, we all know that cucumbers were made for pickling. But not all of us want to go to that much time and trouble.
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
A few vegetables can withstand the freezer treatment without much preparation. These will likely become your favorites for freezing.
When some of us think of salads, the first thing that comes to mind is a big bowl of lettuce with dressing on top. But when you’re growing your own vegetables, it doesn’t have to be that way. As a matter of fact, when the hot summer weather comes around, your lettuce will probably be…… Continue reading 3 Tasty Salads…Without Lettuce!
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
Asparagus can be a delicious addition to your dinner and a great way to start the year’s harvest. But there are only so many times you can eat asparagus cooked as a side dish! Fortunately, asparagus can be fairly versatile. Cooked asparagus as a side dish is just the beginning of the possibilities. Here are…… Continue reading 3 Easy Ways to Use Asparagus
If you have a greenhouse or cold frame, you may already be pulling the first radishes of the year. That crisp, fresh texture and mildly spicy taste is a real treat after the long winter. Once you’ve had your fill of radishes served plain or with a dab of vegetable dip, try something different. This…… Continue reading Easy Radish Salad
It’s that time of year again! Are you ready to get out the hoe or the tractor and start planting? Whether you are planning on raising fruits, vegetables, or field crops, it’s always a good idea to check your extension center and find recommendations tailored specifically to your area. With this in mind, Kansans will…… Continue reading K-State Planting Guides
Treat seedlings with due consideration, and they will soon develop into strong, healthy plants.