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How To Prune Your Fruit Trees

Within a few years of lovingly planting fruit trees, most folks find themselves with scraggly overgrown bushes, rather than the Garden of Eden they had envisioned. The key to keeping fruit trees attractive and productive is annual pruning. Worry not, pruning is not the brain surgery it has been made out to be. Curmudgeonly Master Read More…

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Make A Retractable PVC Hoop House In 6 Easy Steps

The greenhouse-esque structure is great for plants like spinach, lettuce, beets, carrots and cilantro. Make sure to choose plants and vegetables that will grow fine without protection after about two months or so in the hoop structure, for best results, Growing for Market recommends. 1. Build the frame After measuring and marking out the hoop house site, Read More…

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Why Real Farmers Grow Soil, Not Crops

Out on the horizon of agriculture’s future, an army 40,000 strong is marching towards a shimmering goal. They see the potential for a global food system where pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are but relics of a faded age. They are not farmers, but they are working in the name of farmers everywhere. Under their white lab Read More…

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Indoor Plant Temperature Guide

Most plants grown indoors are native to tropical or sub-tropical countries where conditions are considerably and consistently warmer than what most of our gardens experience. This makes the temperatures within certain rooms in our homes a perfect match for them to grow well. Most plants: You will find most house plants grow at their best between temperatures Read More…