Is Industrial Hemp America’s Next Cash Crop?
By Grit Staff
Studies have been initiated in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, where plots of industrial hemp will be grown and tested. Included in the new Farm Bill are provisions for growing designated plots of industrial hemp to study its value in medical research, bioremediation of contaminated soil, and use as a clothing fiber.
Universities and state agriculture departments where it is already legal to grow industrial hemp in Kentucky are the only places able to grow test plots. Local farmers in the area have shown enthusiasm and feel confident in a growing market for industrial hemp. Read more at The Rural Blog.
Grow Great Garlic: Tips from Years of Growing
Photo by Sarah Joplin Any time you have even relative success in the garden, it is cause for celebration. I’ll admit that garlic is pretty easy to grow, but like anything, the added qualifier is: if you know how. We’ve grown garlic for a number of years and learned along the way. In turn, our […]
Planting Asparagus and Heirloom Varieties
Planting asparagus in a raised bed or in the backyard vegetable garden will pay dividends for years and years to come.
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