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Green Bean Pickin’ Time

It’s hot and humid in early July in Missouri and that means it is time to harvest the green beans.  We started our first harvest from 2 beds today. We picked and snapped for several hours and were pleased to … Continue reading

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5 Secrets to Making Rich Compost Consistently

Experienced gardeners know that rich compost is the key to all natural gardening and soil building.  Rich compost provides your plants with the nutrients they need for fertile growing and lush, healthy vigor.  Plus, and more importantly, rich compost feeds … Continue reading

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Rye Grass and Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Update

The cover crops this year have gone wild with all the rain and storms we’ve had this spring.  In fact, I’m writing this post just after another severe storm has hit our area with tornados touching down close by.  The … Continue reading

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Family Economies and the SPIN Farming System

Strong families, with thriving family economies, are the foundation of our freedom in America.  Fundamental to this foundation is our agricultural heritage. This past week our family enjoyed time together by attending the Family Economics Mega Conference in St. Louis, … Continue reading

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Hoop House Lettuce Update

It’s been five weeks since our great snowfall at the end of March and now we are in our rainy season.  The hoop house lettuce has taken off and we’ve started harvesting for the farmers market.   I’ve kept the hoop … Continue reading

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Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Seven

I love it when a plan comes together.  This is my final update on the 2012/2013 Tillage Radish cover crop experiment.  With spring now in full swing, the radish beds are almost completely clear of the radishes except for a few … Continue reading

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