Dear MOTHER: February/March 2014

Reader letters about homemade sourdough bread, ag-gag laws, DIY poultry-processing, population growth, working dogs, low-tech home insulation, organic grasshopper control, and more.

Tomato Varieties
With the assistance of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner, reader Caroline Graettinger of Canonsburg, Pa., has implemented crop rotations, kept tabs on her garden’s most productive yielders, and tried a trove of new tomato varieties.
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