Tech-savvy gardeners can use the StoryCorps app to record and share the stories behind their heirloom seeds.
Heritage Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of food, sustainable agriculture, and the preservation of heritage plants. Many regions have celebrations of their heritage sometime throughout the year, showcasing what has gone before and giving us ideas of how we can move forward with this knowledge.
Excited to try permaculture on our country property, we planted a 1-acre permaculture orchard. Our new orchard contains tree fruit, berries and nitrogen-fixers.
There is a free an accessible garden amendment right under your nose! Coffee grounds are a great natural food source for the soil. So, follow these simple steps and stop throwing away your spent coffee grounds.
Growing onions is one thing, but keeping them for the long term is quite another. Here are some tips to help you have homegrown onions to eat all winter.
By Wendy Akin
With a good two months until first frost, it’s time to start new plants. So, whack them off just right above where new shoots are starting, about 8 inches from the ground. These will now grow quickly and have new cherry tomatoes in probably about six weeks since they have huge root systems.
Hackling is the last step in the process of turning flax straw into fiber to spin into linen. Learn more hackling flax and what equipment is needed.
Necessary root depth and available nutrients. Garden beds that are less than 8 inches tall will stunt plant growth because they hinder both. Choose 8 inches or taller. Here's why:
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