Tips For Managing And Using Your Woodlot

tips for managing and using your woodlot

Many rural homes have a back forty that’s treed. To some, the forest is a liability because we need the land for pasture or crops. Food should be a priority, but don’t overlook the forest for the trees. Those trees can be a tremendous asset and can be tended and grown like a garden to provide firewood and other valuable resources.

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Basic Fruit Tree Pruning Tips – When, Why, and What to Prune!

basic fruit tree pruning tips when, why, and what to prune!

Pruning is best described as a horticultural practice involving the selective removal of certain parts of a plant, such as branches, buds, or roots. This may be done for a number of reasons, with the method and timing being of some importance, particularly when flowering and fruiting plants are the subjects – and we wish to achieve a good yield of high-quality produce.

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Recommendations For Planting Fruit, Nut and Shade trees

recommendations for planting fruit, nut and shade trees

Most of us think of fall as a time of winding down on gardening activities. True, there are fewer chores to do than when the spring garden was begun followed by mulching, harvesting, canning, and so on, but fall is also the preferred time for planting most fruit and nut trees.

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Growing The Best Crops For Coping With The Next Crisis

growing the best crops for coping with the next crisis

If the next crisis hits hard, one of the best friends you can have is a practical garden. A key consideration in such a garden is which types of produce can be harvested and simply dumped into a root cellar or dark closet, without processing, and left there until needed.

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More Than A Dozen Reasons To Practice Self-sufficiency Gardening

more than a dozen reasons to practice self sufficiency gardening

It often amazes me that when many people think of self-sufficiency, home food production is usually the last item on their list—that is, if it makes the list at all. We all tend to take certain things for granted, such as foods that are plentiful.

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How To Enrich Your Soil With Cover Crops

how to enrich your soil with cover crops

Use it or lose it. That expression did not originally refer to soil, but it could have. Nature improves soil by growing plants on it continuously. In the wild, good soil is never without a cover of vegetation. Something will grow there, so it may as well be something you choose.

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Plant propagation Techniques For Multiplying Your Plants Easily

plant propagation techniques for multiplying your plants easily

Nearly all gardeners are familiar with saving seeds and the benefits and reasons for doing so, but there are numerous reasons and benefits in learning other techniques for plant propagation. These techniques involve division, layering, stem cutting, and grafting.

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Tips For Preparing Gardening Soil In Winter

tips for preparing gardening soil in winter

We have to prepare for everything, whether it’s for a career, a city council meeting, a country fair, a junior’s first day at school, a well-stocked pantry, or anything else. It’s the same with gardening. You can’t expect to reap much of a crop if you throw your seeds out on the ground with nature’s wildflowers, weeds, and debris.

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A Few Tips For Easy Weeding

a few tips for easy weeding

Weeding is the bane of every gardener’s life, an unending, unpleasant, onerous, exhausting chore. It can’t be eliminated, not entirely. And it can’t be made effortless. But it can be made much easier and less time-consuming.

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How To Grow Blueberries And Brambles

how to grow blueberries and brambles

When we bought our homestead 11 years ago, we made a five-year plan that included fencing in half an acre, establishing a miniature orchard, digging a quarter-acre garden, and planting raspberries and blueberries. I finally got the berry patches planted about four years ago.

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Intelligent Remodeling Ideas for Your New Garden

intelligent remodeling ideas for your new garden

Each year, Americans spend over $3.5 billion on landscaping and exterior home maintenance. Spending money on beautifying the outside of your home is worth it due to the appeal and value it will add to your residence. One of the best ways to showcase the beauty of nature is by growing a garden. Whether you use your garden for flowers or food, making this area as appealing as possible is important.

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Homestead Uses For Diatomaceous Earth You Should Know

homestead uses for diatomaceous earth you should know

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is one of the most useful products you can have at your homestead, small farm, or even around the house. That might sound like a pretty bold statement, but if you’ve never heard of DE and its wide range of uses, you’ve been missing out.

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How To Establish A Sustainable Food Source On Your Balcony

how to establish a sustainable food source on your balcony

When it comes to survival, everything starts from your mindset and preparedness. Your knowledge makes all the difference in what you can achieve.

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