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100 DIY Backyard Outdoor Bar Ideas to Inspire Your Next Project

3:00 am PDT, April 19, 2019

Looking for a way to really impress your guests? That extra special something that will make a summer night BBQ a night to remember? Need that little backyard paradise where you can escape and forget your worries? Well, maybe it's time to join the latest trend… outdoor bars! Who says you have to leave the...

About Bourbon Red Turkeys: Distinguished Meat Birds

2:00 am PDT, April 19, 2019

I don’t think anything says regal quite like the image of a proud Bourbon Red tom walking around being a showoff. Bourbon Red turkeys are raised primarily for meat and are well loved by many small scale homesteaders for their heritage breed qualities and majestic appearance in the farmyard. After losing popularity due to newer...

Weed Control Plan for an Organic Vegetable Garden

3:00 am PDT, April 18, 2019

There are a lot of great methods for controlling weeds without the use of chemicals. In fact, I can name 18 effective ways of controlling weeds off the top of my head. You could even use weeds in creative ways, and some are even edible! But, when you are growing an organic garden, you need...

Growing Lettuce: How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Fresh Lettuce

3:00 am PDT, April 17, 2019

As the warmer temperatures of spring begin to waft into your neck of the woods, you can’t help but dream of lush gardens growing. We all know the gardening season will be here soon, but there are some crop varieties you can start a little earlier than others. Lettuce is one which prefers the cooler...

About Red and Black Sex-Link Chickens: The Hybrid Taking Over Flocks Everywhere

2:00 am PDT, April 17, 2019

Red and black sex-link chickens are some of the most popular hybrid chickens around and seem to be rapidly finding their homes in many chicken coops. Well known for their quick growth and high production rate of large brown eggs, these are undoubtedly well-loved chickens. During the springtime, you can probably find some sex-links in...

13 DIY Aquaponics Systems to Suit Any Budget

3:00 am PDT, April 16, 2019

I’m fascinated by aquaponics systems. It’s a fantastic way to grow a variety of crops year-round while raising fish simultaneously. Plus, the entire setup requires little maintenance. You can have large installations or small which also makes it a viable gardening option for people regardless of the amount of land they have. The only downside...

Growing Radicchio: A Complete Guide on How to Plant, Grow, & Harvest Radicchio

2:00 am PDT, April 16, 2019

Growing up in an Italian household means I’m well acquainted with radicchio. It’s a common vegetable used widely throughout Italy, though I don't see it so much on plates in other countries. If you're not familiar with the pretty veggie, maybe it's time you became so. Growing radicchio in your garden adds a pop of...

How to Create a Tiny Edible Window Box Garden

3:00 am PDT, April 15, 2019

Are you trying to garden with limited space? Do you have vacant windows around your home? If you have windows, you have untapped growing space. You can grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in window boxes. I’m going to discuss which varieties are best for this space and give you a few tips...

What Is Aquaponics, Why, and How to Start an Aquaponic Garden?

3:00 am PDT, April 14, 2019

Have you heard the term ‘aquaponics' being used more and more lately? Though aquaponic gardening has been around for centuries, it has made a comeback in a huge way. Don’t assume it’s only for large commercial farmers, either. In fact, many people are creating their own aquaponic set-ups right in their backyards. If you’re interested...

Hotbed Gardening: Add a Little Heat to Your Gardening Repertoire

3:00 am PDT, April 13, 2019

When I first got a greenhouse, I thought it would be great for starting seeds. Unfortunately, even though it is hot during the day, nighttime temperatures often drop below freezing. That made it impossible to start warm weather crops like tomatoes and eggplant early unless I heated the greenhouse. I didn't want to have to...