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Thursday, June 14, 2018

What Variety of Tomatoes to Grow

Variety of Cherry Tomato

Tomatoes are some of the easiest plants to grow.  They are delicious and it can cut down on your grocery bill to grow your own.  However, growing the right variety for your garden is difficult when you have no clue what will work.  There are so many to choose from. Here is what I found out from the experiment I did last year for tomatoes.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Peppers, Large Yield Crop Focus

In the past peppers were not treasured, but then I discovered restaurants and people who could cook.  The way a pepper is cooked makes 100% of the difference between, “I hate this!” and “I love this.”  While Dan can discuss dishes from a-z and the styles of cooking for each pepper;

I can help you understand what peppers need to grow.  Whatever culinary triumph or disasters you have it won’t be the peppers fault. :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Grow the Best Sunflowers, Crop Focus

Sunflowers are captivating flowers. They are the topic of multi-million dollar art, the desire of small children looking for a snack, and fun addition to a garden. Homesteaders and livestock owners love sunflowers seeds for feed; dehulled sunflower seeds are 41% protein.*

Sunflowers are novice plants. There are many things you can do to encourage growth and a successful crop. However, sunflowers will grow less than desirable circumstances.*

Monday, January 23, 2017

For Farmers - Free Ebooks and Live Event
State of the Soil will be holding a five-day virtual event.   Free ebooks are offered now and you can register for the event.

Starting January 23rd speakers ranging from micro-farmers to large scale cross state producers will be talking the talk on their respective field of knowledge.  Subjects for growing methods include; aquaponics, hydroponics, permaculture, vertical farming and more.  Topics that concern the business side of farming will also be addressed: networking, positioning in the market, crop selection, social media, real estate, and even taxes.  Other topics include creating a support system, dealing with the potential woes of farming and having a farm/life balance.  Speakers range from coast to coast in North America.  For a full list of speakers and topics and their speakers click here.  Not only will farmers be presenting, but representatives of farm product such as Johnny's Seeds, and Grower's Supply.   Access is free and content is available up to 24 hours after streaming.  There are buy-ins for more material and access.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Safely Dispose of Hydroponics Reservoir Water

Avoid This
The first step to responsibly taking care of your hydroponics water starts before you have wastewater.  I am expanding to a second location this spring.  The large concern became how to rid myself of the wastewater from my hydroponics-reservoir, as I do not have several acres of prairie grass to broadcast over.  After some passionate input, I thought that I might have to scrap the entire location.  Then fact checking.  Relief. This Article.