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Starting Onions from Seed

To get the gardening season started and break up the doldrums of winter, I like to get things going by starting onions from seed.  Onions can be grown from seeds, sets or plants.  Sets are generally the most popular way … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Experiment: Tillage Radish

This week I planted an experimental bed of Tillage Radish.  I have several beds with hard clay starting about eight to ten inches below the top soil.  Instead of using the double dig method on these bigger beds, I’m trying … Continue reading

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Alfalfa: The Jewel of the Homestead

Alfalfa is one of those crops that should be in every mini-farm or home garden. Although we humans may not necessarily consume or directly enjoy its valuable production–unless eating sprouts–it brings tremendous benefit to animal and soil alike and the … Continue reading

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Potato Planting Time!

It’s time to get ready to plant potatoes! I’m so excited! Potatoes are some of the first crops we plant in spring. Potatoes are the “funnest” crop my kids like to grow. It’s easy for them to plant and they … Continue reading

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