Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Tote-ally Versatile IBC Totes

By Ryan Crowell

Bulk up your property’s water storage, create shelter for animals, and try your hand at aquaponics with these projects for reusing IBC totes.

Hibernation Station: Get Ready for Winter

Written and Photos by Dana Benner

Proper preparation beforehand will make hunkering down on the homestead less expensive and more comfortable all winter long.

Kitchen Garden Provides Veggies All Year

By Lois Hoffman

All those scraps of veggies that you throw in the trash can be planted in a pot and grown again...and again.

Outdoor Hay Storage Solutions

By Tim Nephew

From hay tarps to proper stacking techniques, here’s how to best store your hay outdoors to maximize quality and longevity.


Putting the Garden to Bed

By Lois Hoffman

After the gardening season is over, there are still a lot of things that you can do to ready it for winter that will make next season less of a chore.

How to Choose, Keep, and Grow the Perfect Christmas Tree

By Ricardo Elisiaro

Choosing a tree is an excellent family-friendly holiday tradition. But once your tree is home, how do you keep it looking its best? Find a few tips for taking the best care of your living Christmas tree.

Killing Poison Oak, Ivy and Sumac

By Nebraska Dave

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac are pesky problems typically found in the woods. However, if you homestead, you'll soon discover that these vines can creep into your garden and yard—making it much easier to for those allergic to their volatile oils to experience an extremely itchy rash. Learn how to remove them without the use of harsh chemicals.

12 Mysterious Indoor Plants for Halloween

By Ricardo Elisiaro

Add a little spookiness to your indoor garden with these 12 plants. Are you up for growing these odd-looking plants?

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