Crops and Gardens

This category is for crops and gardens.

  • The Benefits of Composting

    Many of us have been on the composting bandwagon for some time, having long ago realized the benefits. If you are not currently a composter or if you are on the fence about doing so, now is a great time to seize the day and start composting! There are several reasons to embrace composting, all of which are beneficial to the soil and environment around you. Composting helps form a symbiotic relationship of sorts between mirco-organisms that live in and process soil, in turn invigorating that...
  • Repel Chewing Insects with Flour

    Farming on a large scale often results in the use of sprayed pesticides, but what if you farm on a smaller scale? What if what you have is a small, backyard garden that does not require quite the same amount or scale pesticide application as a commercial garden might? How about it you have a garden that you wish to keep not only free of pesticides, but also free of chewing insects?
    There are a plethora of products on the market to deter and even kill bugs and pests that damage both crops and...
  • Going Organic

    With the push for organic foods, have you considered transitioning to organics or do you already grow organic? As more and more people become aware of what they are putting into their bodies, the push for organic produce keeps growing. In certain areas of the United States, such as where I live, the supply cannot keep up with the demand. Small farmer's markets are the only source of organic food items and they sell out fast, leaving most people scrambling to get there early enough to avoid...
  • Time to Start Making Garden Preparations!

    We have officially made it halfway through winter! As of earlier this week, we are now on the downhill slide towards warmer days and I, for one, cannot wait. Even though that pesky Groundhog claims we are in for plenty more winter yet, I refuse to let him damper my mood. I am convinced it will be warm again soon!

    With warm weather comes a return to outdoor work, but I look forward to that as well. The lawn will again need regular maintenance and it will be time to plant gardens and such...
  1. Repel Chewing Insects with Flour

    Farming on a large scale often results in the use of sprayed pesticides, but what if you farm on a smaller scale? What if what you have is a small, backyard garden that does not require quite the same amount or scale pesticide application as a commercial garden might? How about it you have a garden that you wish to keep not only free of pesticides, but also free of chewing insects? There are a plethora of products on the market to deter and even kill bugs and pests that damage both crops and...
  2. The Benefits of Composting

    Many of us have been on the composting bandwagon for some time, having long ago realized the benefits. If you are not currently a composter or if you are on the fence about doing so, now is a great time to seize the day and start composting! There are several reasons to embrace composting, all of which are beneficial to the soil and environment around you. Composting helps form a symbiotic relationship of sorts between mirco-organisms that live in and process soil, in turn invigorating that...
  3. Time to Start Making Garden Preparations!

    We have officially made it halfway through winter! As of earlier this week, we are now on the downhill slide towards warmer days and I, for one, cannot wait. Even though that pesky Groundhog claims we are in for plenty more winter yet, I refuse to let him damper my mood. I am convinced it will be warm again soon! With warm weather comes a return to outdoor work, but I look forward to that as well. The lawn will again need regular maintenance and it will be time to plant gardens and such...
  4. Going Organic

    With the push for organic foods, have you considered transitioning to organics or do you already grow organic? As more and more people become aware of what they are putting into their bodies, the push for organic produce keeps growing. In certain areas of the United States, such as where I live, the supply cannot keep up with the demand. Small farmer's markets are the only source of organic food items and they sell out fast, leaving most people scrambling to get there early enough to avoid...
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