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Taking Cover Cropping to the Next Level

Covering cropping is an excellent addition to any gardening or mini-farming venture.  If you’ve seen some of my recent posts, you know that I have been focused on expanding my use of cover crops to improve the heavy clay soil … Continue reading

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Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Four

Here’s update number four in my Tillage Radish experiment this year.  The pictures below were taken last week. We’ve had many nights in the low 30’s, high 20’s but still some fairly warm days and nights for this time of … Continue reading

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Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Three

Here’s the third update on the tillage radish cover crop beds.  It’s been four weeks since the last update, and the radishes are about two feet tall with tubers ranging from two to three inches in diameter.  Some tubers are … 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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Nine Foot Tall Sweet Corn – Double Dug Bed

Besides the tomatoes I’m keeping watered during this drought, I am also watering this one four foot by twenty foot bed of sweet corn.  The sweet corn is doing exceptionally well in this bed this year. Here’s what I did … Continue reading

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Chicken Tractor

After spending some time at the Brown’s and seeing Ryan’s chicken tractor, I thought I would write a post about another of my favorite country living books, “Chicken Tractor, The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil” by Andy … Continue reading

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