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Using A Small Greenhouse All Year Long

Using A Small Greenhouse All Year Long

A few years ago we purchased a small 6x8 greenhouse for our urban homestead to increase our food production. We didn't want the space it was taking up to be wasted at certain times of the year so we figured out that the greenhouse needs to go through 3 transitions a year to make the most of it ...
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Grow Mushrooms Where You Can't Grow Anything Else

Grow Mushrooms Where You Can’t Grow Anything Else

If you're like me you like to make use of as many places as possible in your yard to grow food but what do you do when you have a shady spot where plants won't grow? Why not grow some mushrooms! ...
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Creating and Utilizing “Edge” For Abundance

Creating and Utilizing “Edge” For Abundance

What is commonly referred to as the tenth Permaculture design principle is “Edge Effect” which is the use of edge and natural patterns for best effect. Use of this principle can increase productivity, efficiency  and diversity throughout your homestead, especially when used in small scale spaces ...
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How To Raise Black Soldier Fly Larvae For Chickens

How To Raise Black Soldier Fly Larvae For Chickens

Chickens love bugs. If you ever let your chickens free range, you have probably seen them pecking around for tasty snacks around your yard. You can easily ensure your chickens have a steady supply of bugs by raising black soldier fly larvae ...
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Book Review: The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone

Book Review: The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone

The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces ...
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10 Tips to Keep Your Chicken Coop Smelling Clean

10 Tips to Keep Your Chicken Coop Smelling Clean

Here are some ideas to keep your chicken coop smelling clean - no matter what time of year it may be, or how many chickens you might have ...
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Recommended Item Of The Week: LaMotte Garden Soil Test Kit

Recommended Item Of The Week: LaMotte Garden Soil Test Kit

Finally I found one that works! If you want an accurate measurement of your soil PH, and the NPK levels without sending in multiple samples to a lab then you will want to get the LaMotte garden soil test kit ...
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How To Plant Trees On Your Homestead

How To Plant Trees On Your Homestead

One of the greatest assets to any homestead are the productive trees growing on your property. In this article I will cover some tips for planting them on your homestead which should give you the best results for having healthy and productive trees ...
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