Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America
Learn how to build a tiny house with these step-by-step instructions.

Sage Make Your Own Natural Insect Repellant
This natural bug spray relies on aromatic herbs, rather than chemicals, to dissuade feisty insects.
Post Hole Digger Options
When it comes to post hole digging, get Hank's advice on power augers, hand held augers and more.
Home-Based Business: Christmas Tree Farm
Start your own business with a Christmas tree farm.

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

Beneficial insects

Get to Know the Good Garden Bugs

Familiarizing yourself with beneficial garden insects is an important step toward keeping pests away and your garden healthy.


Transplanting and Planting Seeds in Soil


John SalesAchenback Farm

By John Sales

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Whether you are mowing the lawn or working on your fence you'll need the Tough GRIT hat to get you through the job.

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The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices. It is written for both home seed sav…

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