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Growing Radishes

Radishes are under-utilized in our diet. Radishes are good source of vitamin C, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, iron, magnesium, copper and calcium.  They are also full of anti-oxidants, phytochemicals, electrolytes and dietary fiber.  Radishes can be grown year-round; just select the right variety for the season.  There are over 200 varieties of radish, so pick and … Continue reading Growing Radishes

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Eat Your Weeds!

Eat Your Weeds! The Best Edible Weeds Easy-growing weeds are surprisingly tasty and packed with nutrients [repost - thanks Mother Earth Living: http://www.motherearthliving.com/food-for-health/eat-your-weeds-best-edible-weeds.aspx%5D By Amy Mayfield May/June 2011 With high levels of iron, potassium and beta-carotene, dandelion stimulates digestion and aids the liver. Long used as cleansing tonics, easy-to-find spring weeds are rich in vitamins … Continue reading Eat Your Weeds!

7 Steps to Stop the Bird Flu in Its Tracks!

[reposted from my Capper Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] The bird flu is an infection which jumps.  The avian flu virus can pass from wild birds such as ducks to say chickens laying eggs on a farm to people like you.  As this virus makes its jump, it strengthens, becomes nastier, even deadly.  It is very … Continue reading 7 Steps to Stop the Bird Flu in Its Tracks!

Forest Permaculture

Forest Permaculture is an integrated three dimensional design of permanent agricultural layers combining tall trees, small trees and shrubs, vines, perennial and self-seeding ground covers, and livestock to sustainability and permanently provide nutrients. Okay, that sounds so serious and professional.  Permaculture is a method of farming management where the environment provides food for your livestock.  … Continue reading Forest Permaculture

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Growing Strawberries

Who doesn't love strawberries?  With grocery store berries costing between $3-$5 per pound and chocked full of 13 nasty pesticides, it is time to grow your own.  Growing strawberries, while it takes a little time to get them established, your strawberry plants and it's runners continue to produce for years to come.  Let's get started! … Continue reading Growing Strawberries

Seed-Starting Essentials

Starting seeds is the inexpensive way to grow more of your favorite plants. Here's what you need to know for success. Seed-Starting Essentials Starting seeds is the inexpensive way to grow more of your favorite plants. Here's what you need to know for success. Starting plants from seed has many practical benefits: You save money, … Continue reading Seed-Starting Essentials

Goji Berries: The Cancer-Fighting Chinese Superfood You Can Grow At Home

Written by: Off The Grid News Staff Goji berries, native to China, are a booming food fad that can benefit homesteaders looking for an easy-to-grow berry that packs a huge health punch. Growing goji berries is fairly simple. You will need to purchase a bare root plant or seeds from sources like online nurseries. To … Continue reading Goji Berries: The Cancer-Fighting Chinese Superfood You Can Grow At Home

Easy DIY Garden Projects to Start Now! Part Two

Chalkboard Plant Markers As the seasons change, so do our plants. Sometimes it can be difficult keeping track of which plant sits where in your garden or seed-starting pot. Distinguish your plants with our plant markers, simply coated in chalkboard paint for easy use and identification. Learn how to make chalkboard plant markers. Pond Box … Continue reading Easy DIY Garden Projects to Start Now! Part Two

Easy DIY Garden Projects to Start Now! Part One

Looking to upgrade your garden? These do-it-yourself projects are an easy way to get started! We have plenty of great DIY garden projects to keep you busy.  Gotta love Better Homes and Gardens! By Nicole Bradley Concrete Table Concrete tables make a stylish addition to any outdoor space. These tables are sturdy and resistant to … Continue reading Easy DIY Garden Projects to Start Now! Part One

They Feed Cows, What?

Big ag feeds cows chicken poop!  Yes, that's right, chicken poop. Okay, that's creepy!   Want to produce your own food?    We'll show you how!   Donate to our “How to Provide FOOD for Your Family TV Show Kickstarter Project” now!   Just $5 will help so much!   We are raising funds to … Continue reading They Feed Cows, What?