Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Tips for Saving Seeds

By Lois Hoffman

Saving your own seeds, from your vegetable and flower gardens, not only gives you the satisfaction of knowing that each planting season is a part of something bigger, but it is also practical in so many other ways.

Everyday Carry for the Homesteader

Written and Photos by Dana Benner

Plan for the best and prepare for the worst with these tips and tools for daily safety and emergency survival on the homestead.

Free Food in the Winter Woods

By Bruce Ingram

Learn how you can forage a medley of plants and fungi from the winter woods, even during the bleakest months of the year.

Espaliers: Train a Tidy Fruit Tree

By Andrew Weidman

Improve the quality of your fruit harvest, and the look of your landscape, by training trees to grow in flat, fanciful forms known as “espaliers.”


Saw a Bug! Pest-Free Garden Update

By Lois Hoffman

You can have it all—that is a beautiful, bountiful garden without all the chemicals.

Sweet September...

By Mary Murray

The amber light of autumn has arrived, and it’s time to harvest the last of summer’s bounty and find ways to preserve it for the coming months.


By Lois Hoffman

For us folks that love gardening, it is hard not to want to control everything that happens in our garden but we need to learn to step back and let Mother Nature do a little of the work.

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