Vicki Mattern





7/23/2014
Good storage conditions for your garden seeds are essential. These tips will help you learn how to store seeds.
5/28/2014
If you’re getting ready to build a home or begin a woodworking project, consider building with sustainable wood products. With help from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council databases, you can locate sustainably harvested wood.
5/14/2014
Learn what to do when you spot garlic scapes growing on hardneck garlic types, and discover how to use garlic scapes that you remove from plants.
3/7/2014
Gardeners in certain regions frequently ask about how to improve clay soil. Lighten up your heavy clay soil by using organic matter, sand and other soil conditioners.
2/14/2014
What does “Certified Organic” mean? Food labels can be befuddling, but we’re here to help. Learn the standards that guide the “Certified Organic” label.
12/11/2013
Dig in to our wealth of food preservation resources to learn how to keep fall crops edible well into winter.
12/4/2013
Safely eliminate mice in your home with these house mouse control tips.
11/20/2013
Learn how to identify the right time to butcher laying hens for meat.
10/2/2013
Growing pine trees from seed will allow you to produce lots of trees very economically. Follow these instructions to propagate pine trees from seed.
10/1/2013
These natural cold and flu remedies will help you build up your immune system and reduce the duration and discomfort of colds and flu.
9/18/2013
Using leaves in the garden will boost the soil’s organic matter.
7/5/2013
If you want a live Christmas tree, plan ahead and take steps to help it prosper after the holiday season.
7/5/2013
Catching and moving chickens is a cinch if you train them from the start and use these chicken-catching tips.
7/5/2013
Get rid of fire ants — without using heavy-duty chemical pesticides — with these tips for fire ant control.
5/13/2013
These beekeeping resources will help beginning beekeepers get started raising bees.
5/13/2013
Growing organic apples isn’t impossible! Follow these tips and methods for avoiding pest damage and growing apples organically.
5/13/2013
Many wood finishes contain toxic solvents or heavy-metal drying agents. Learn which nontoxic wood finishes are best to use on decks, fences and unfinished, wood-sided homes.
5/13/2013
Learn what to do when you come across onion flowers and garlic flowers in your garden.




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