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
Tips for raising vigorous seeds, whether your goal is to preserve a variety or to create a locally adapted strain.
The second of a two-part series on the benefits of eating the rainbow.
Just the basics on this comprehensive approach to sustainable living.
The first of a two-part series on the benefits of eating the rainbow.
How do plants beat the heat? Find out how your garden can stay productive this summer.
Winning the war on squash bugs is not easy—here are a few tips to help.
What bad bugs are invading your area? The K-State entomology newsletter may have the answer. This newsletter keeps Kansans informed about the comings and goings of a wide range of insects of economic importance, particularly those that impact field crops. Pests of corn, soy, wheat, sorghum, sunflower, and alfalfa are regularly discussed. However, this newsletter…… Continue reading K-State Entomology Newsletter
Organic gardeners have many good reasons to use mulch besides aesthetics. We’ll give you three.
Spring is only a month away, and with spring comes gardening season. Now is a good time to check the germination rates of those seeds you have stashed away in the basement—before you need to plant them! You Will Need Seeds.Paper towel.Large Ziploc bag. Instructions Lightly moisten a square of paper towel. (Take care that…… Continue reading How to Test Seed Germination Rates