Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America
Establish an asparagus bed and reap rewards for years.

Varmint Proof Garden Fence
Varmint-Proof Garden Fence
Digging galvanized chicken wire into the ground with some hog panels attached proved an effective varmint-proof garden fence.
Grafted fruit tree
Teach Fruit Trees to Multitask with Grafting
Graft a few varieties to a single fruit tree and check out new tastes.
Chicken Tractor in Backyard
The Ultimate Backyard Chicken Tractor
Build a chicken tractor and your chickens can forage on fresh ground every day.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Farm and Garden

Protected Plants

How to Protect Plants From a Terrible Storm

When the weather turns bad, learn how to help your plants take cover.


DIY: Splitting Firewood Properly & Efficiently


Lee AnnOne Ash Farm and Dairy Homestead

By Lee Ann Perez

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