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Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

My 2020 Garden Mantras: Better Late Than Never And A Little Bit Is Better Than Nothing

By Cheryl in Texas

Reintroducing Cheryl at Pasture Deficit Disorder and discussing this year's garden that almost wasn't.

Does Your Soil Need a Doctor?

By Lois Hoffman

What kind of soil you have and how rich it is in nutrients makes a lot of difference in how your garden produces.

Planting Sprouted Seeds

By Nebraska Dave

Find out how to sprout your very own seeds easily and quickly, just in time for the summer planting season.

How to Trench Compost in a Raised Bed

By Nebraska Dave

Check out this easier way of composting that you can do even in a raised bed!


Paying Attention to Phenology

By Lois Hoffman

Phenology is a fancy word for what we have been doing all along, paying attention to nature's cycles.

Small Garden, Big Harvest

By Chris Colby

With some out-of-the-box thinking and a few practical plans, you can learn to pack a profusion of produce into any petite garden plot.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Basics of Container Gardening

Container gardening is perfect for those new to gardening or with little space for large garden beds. With a few basics about plant selection and care, you don't ever have to let space limit your ability to grow a bountiful garden!

It's Time to Plan the Gardens

By Mary Lewis

Learn why February and March are the perfect months to sit down and plan what you’d like your garden to look like this coming season.

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