Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

How to Reduce Cooling Costs on the Farm

By Holly Welles

Follow these steps, and you'll be on your way to keeping your country home cool and comfortable in the summer.


Cultivate Chestnuts and Harvest Hazelnuts

By Garth Brown

Gather all the information you’ll need to grow bountiful chestnut and hazelnut trees on your property and use them in your kitchen.


Composting Using Your Tractor and Implements

Composting manure and bedding is a method that can be utilized by both small land owners and even larger farming operations to not only manage manure but produce a beneficial end product.


DANDY DANDELIONS

By Lois Hoffman

Each year most folks curse those "yellow-faced weeds" that pop up in yards and everywhere else this time of year. But we just might want to take a closer look at these dandelions, which really aren't weeds at all, because every part of them is edible and they are actually powerhouses of nutrition.


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Mortgage Lifters

By Phil Nichols

Planting heirloom tomatoes, seed-saving, and making the most of your garden.


HURRY UP AND WAIT

By Lois Hoffman

This year during planting season, the land is just plain wet in most parts of the country. Farmers are getting anxious, and rightfully so, for when they need to be in the fields all they can do is "hurry up and wait."


PLANTS HAVE BUDDIES TOO

By Lois Hoffman

Just like people, plants have buddies too, planting certain ones together makes for a more harmonious garden.


Why Homestead? One Woman's Journey to Micro Farming-Part 1

By Carla Scharber

A suburban mom of two convinces her husband that a move to the country would enhance her life and that of their family.



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