Organic Gardening
Learn how to use natural, organic gardening methods to grow the freshest food in your own garden.

Preparing Fruit Trees for the Winter

Taking time to prepare your fruit trees for winter helps to insure healthy trees for the following year. The three steps of mulching the ground around fruit trees, protecting their trunks and removing all dead fruit boosts the trees' natural immunity from disease and results in successful harvests the following season.

10 Tasks for the Winter Garden

There are still plenty of tasks you can accomplish in the garden to get ready for the next growing season. Find out 10 things you can be doing in the garden over winter.

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THE SPEEDY VEGETABLE GARDEN

Typically, vegetable gardening is about the long view: Peas sown in spring aren't harvested until summer, and tomatoes started indoors in February can't be eaten until July. But it's not true for all plants. Some things can be planted and eaten in weeks, days, even hours.

The Speedy Vegetable Garden highlights more than 50 quick crops, with complete information on how to sow, grow and harvest each plant. Sumptuous photography provides inspiration and a visual guide for when to harvest. In addition to instructions for growing, this essential guide also provides recipes that highlight each crop's unique flavor, such as chickpea-sprout hummus, stuffed tempura zucchini flowers, and a paella featuring calendula.

Sprouted seeds are the fastest. Microgreens can be harvested in weeks: cilantro, 14 days after planting; arugula and fennel in 10 days. And a handful of vegetable varieties grow more quickly than their slower relatives, like dwarf French beans (60 days), cherry tomatoes (65 days), and early potatoes (75 days).

The Speedy Vegetable Garden puts fresh, seed-to-table food at your fingertips, fast!

$18.95

SCREENED-IN RECREATION ROOM WITH OUTDOOR PATIO E-PLAN

  • Width: 24'-0" Depth: 47'-0"
  • 1 Full Baths
  • Standard Foundation - Slab
  • Building height - 15'-6"
  • Roof pitch - 6/12
  • Ceiling height - 14'-6"
  • Building has 814 square feet
  • A vaulted ceiling with skylights, whirlpool hot tub, kitchen/bar, sauna room and full bath highlight this design
  • Located at the rear is a 24' X 12' covered patio with outdoor fireplace and vaulted ceiling with optional skylights
  • Complete list of materials

Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


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INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$310.00

CANNING, PICKLING AND FREEZING WITH IRMA HARDING

Urban farmers, foodies and cooking enthusiasts of all ages are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to food preservation. For those wanting to preserve garden-fresh vegetables at home, Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding offers modern techniques and tasty recipes from heartland farms. In Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding, writer Marilyn McCray leads readers through step-by-step techniques for preserving fresh foods and offers great tips for preparing tasty recipes provided by food artisans, chefs and farms from across the country. The book not only explains canning, pickling and freezing, but goes further to cover smoking and curing of fresh fruits, vegetables and meats as well.

Readers are guided through the book by Irma Harding, a fictional spokesperson for appliances produced by International Harvester during the 1950s. The book features vintage art and photographs of Irma back in the day, as well as a brief history of Irma and her ever-so-collectible vintage appliances and memorabilia. Most important, this cookbook is packaged with timeless step-by-step techniques and tasty, interesting recipes.

$22.95

  • Width: 12'-0" Depth: 12'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Wood floor on concrete pier
  • Alternative Foundations - Concrete
  • Three popular sizes - 12' x 12', 12' x 16', 12' x 20'
  • Height floor to peak - 12'-10"
  • Ceiling height - 7'-4"
  • 4'-0" x 6'-8" double-door for easy access
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions for three popular sizes: 12-by-12, 12-by-16 and 12-by-20.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 608KB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$60.00

DAY RANGE POULTRY

This is the book that tells you just about everything you need to know to raise poultry on pasture, from the egg up through processing. Based on years of hands-on experiences -- both success and failures -- the authors hold back nothing about the realities, advantages, disadvantages and rewards of small-scale poultry production systems for income and community food self-sufficiency. Offering hard to find information on raising turkeys, small-scale breeder flocks and incubation production, the book also includes a foreword by everybody's favorite contrary farmer, Gene Logsdon.

$22.00