The last of this three-part series on easy organic gardening techniques discusses the easiest technique of all. You only plant once when you grow perennials—check out a few favorites. Volunteers are even easier.
This is a story about Podophyllum peltatum, the “May Apple”. Here’s an extremely easy-to-grow, native perennial plant that is as much at home in average soils as it is in moist to wet soils. Podophyllum peltatum, believe it or not, is a member of the Berberidaceae (Barberry) family and native to more than half of the U.S. and Canada.
If you have grown flax for fiber and retted it, the flax straw is ready to be processed into fiber to spin. For that you will need some equipment. Learn about using flax brakes and scutching boards to release the fiber from the flax stalks.
Who doesn't want to make gardening easier? This second in a three-part series on organic gardening the easy way discusses the benefits of raised beds.
My experiment continued despite the interruption for the neighborhood cat Sammy.
Following the example of programs around the world, farmers in the United States are now proposing a CSA charter that establishes a national definition of what it means to be a CSA.
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