Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

The Benefits of Building a High Tunnel

By George DeVault

A simple high tunnel framework covered with plastic defeats inclement extremes and extends the vegetable gardening season.

The Farmer’s Library: 8 Reads for an Expanded Land-Based Worldview

By Keba M. Hitzeman

Farming books serve a number of purposes, from light reading to expanding your worldview. Here are a few of one farmer's favorites for a farm library.

Frost Gardening Tips: How to Protect Your Vegetable Garden from Snow

By Bryan Traficante, Garden In Minutes

You can have a productive growing season even in mild winters. Pick hardy crops, water them correctly, and provide cover to protect your garden from frost damage.

Raising Chickens and Poultry for Home Pest Control

Pam Maynard

Let chickens, guineas, ducks and turkeys gobble up garden and backyard pests for an all-natural, animated insecticide.


Edible Gardening With Chickens

By Niki Jabbour

Try gardening with chickens to increase the productivity of your garden, with free manure and weeding services as well as eggs and meat from your flock.

Chicken Manure Fertilizer for the Vegetable Garden

Sandi White

Laying flock provides magnificent mulch with chicken manure fertilizer for the best garden ever grown by its Georgia Master Gardener owner.

Be Frugal in the Garden with Tips for Pallets, Perennials, Tomato Cages and More

By Lois Hoffman

Saving money is always good and the garden is no exception. Make your dollar go further "in the dirt" with DIY tomato cages, perennials, pallets, and more

The Secrets to Making Fruit Wine at Home

By Chris Colby

Learn what ingredients, equipment and additives you will need to make fruit wine using late-season fruit leftovers.

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