7/30/2008
When asparagus crops get weedy, just leave them where they are, instead of digging asparagus plants up and starting from scratch.
7/30/2008
Mulch can provide quite a nice habitat for slugs. If you don't want them to be permanent residents there, here are ways to kick them out...organically, of course.
7/30/2008
Wild blackberries are rather tasty to eat, so don't let their "wild-side" scare you. Learn how to cultivate them instead, and put them to good use.
7/30/2008
Don't want your tomatoes to rot? Treat the problem here!
7/30/2008
Growing fall brassicas can be a challenge, but here are some tips on how to prevent them from getting eaten by bugs or withering.  
7/30/2008
CCA-treated (copper, chromium and arsenic) wood fences can contaminate your garden if they're too close.
7/30/2008
Peat moss can help improve soil, but it can be expensive and its production can hurt the environment. Find out whether or not you should use it in your garden.
7/30/2008
Japanese beetles feed for six to eight weeks, and in that time, they are able to feed on over 300 plant species. Although collecting beetles may seem like an exhausting every day task, you're plants will appreciate it.
7/30/2008
Stick with culinary sage whenever you don't know if a specific type of sage is edible.
7/30/2008
You can eat peppers at any stage of growth, but there color determines how ripe they are and, therefore, how tasty they are.
7/30/2008
Although paper is a wood product, it's not always the best answer for mulch or compost.
7/30/2008
'Papago' beans are hard to find, especially when their name changed in the 1980s.
7/30/2008
Are there tiny white worms in your manure? They may be potworms!
7/30/2008
Digging up places for new garden beds can take a long time.  The sooner you start, the better!
7/30/2008
"Local" is always the best answer, even when it comes to fruit trees.
7/30/2008
Plastic bags can help you begin to grow rose roots, instead of starting them out in pots.
7/30/2008
Abundant moisture and soil acidity are major factors in the growth of moss. There's nothing wrong with moss in your strawberry beds, but here's a tip on how to get more flavorful fruit.
7/30/2008
Blister beetles can be picked up fairly easily; just remember to wear gloves!
7/23/2008
Here's some helpful advice about how to clean up dust, mold and stains on your subfloor.
7/23/2008
Here are some suggestions for removing rust from cast iron.
7/22/2008
If you're considering purchasing a pellet or corn stove to save money on your heating bills this winter, here are some issues to think about before making that investment.
7/15/2008
Cleaning up an old water heater just requires two simple tools.
7/15/2008
An experienced homesteader discusses the pros and cons of one family keeping either a cow or a goat for their milk supply.
7/1/2008
A long-time gardener describes the seed-saving technique for cucumbers.
7/1/2008
A wind energy expert discusses the durability of small-scale wind turbines.
7/1/2008
Here are some resources where you can learn more about how a scythe can be useful on your homestead.






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