Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Lifestyle Farming Conference

By the GRIT staff

Learn valuable farming and homesteading skills.

Finding A Better Way Update

By Lois Hoffman

This has been my summer of rebellion — in weed control. I just think there is a better way of controlling weeds and insects than using all the chemicals. These are my results.

Growing Hibiscus

By Faithful Homesteader

After waiting all summer, we are finally seeing flowers on our hibiscus plant. We are looking forward to making our own tea.

Three Sisters and a Stranger

By Connie Moore

When a strange plant comes up in the garden, it's a wait-and-see situation.


Planning Our Fall Garden

By Faithful Homesteader

It's that time of year to get our fall garden going here in north Texas. I want some good vegetables to help me with my healthy lifestyle.

Harvesting, Cleaning up, and Watering

By Nebraska Dave

I've been doing year-end harvesting, preserving, and cleanup, as well as developing a semi-automated watering system.

The Scoop On Poop

By Lois Hoffman

Whether it is animal or plant-based, compost is an excellent source of natural, free fertilizer for gardens.

Tree roots and hardpan and rocks, oh my!

By Loretta Liefveld

Digging planting holes in rocky, nightmarish soil.