Extreme weather events, and trade wars, have forced many farms to go under. Still other farmers have been forced to retire early and file bankruptcy. There were 12,800 less farms in 2018 with the number of farms being 2,029 million total. This is a very small number of farms operating compared to
As you get ready to start your compost project consider what type of composting you want to use. This really depends a lot on the space you have and how large your garden is. You may also want to take into consideration your time, since you must turn a compost pile twice a week. A rotating container takes slightly less work because you can manually turn it every few days. In most cases spending a lot of money on a composter is not necessary but can make your job easier.
Tomatoes are loved globally. They are the most frequently grown and consumed vegetable, also very sensitive. After days of carefully planting and watering them, it is naturally disheartening to see your tomatoes split just when they looked ready to be plucked. Now you must wonder why they split and crack when all seemed right.
Isn’t it annoying when uninvited insects ruin your backyard party? When you just cannot enjoy staying outdoors because of mosquitoes or ants. What’s worse is if they follow you inside the safe space of your home. Yup, these little pesky things can annoy you to the end of the world, until you douse yourself with giant amounts of insecticide. But wait…who said that’s the only solution?
When pesticides or other chemicals are used on a garden, not only are the pests killed off, but the beneficial organisms are killed off as well. Compost tea can help control disease and pathogenic organisms without chemicals by creating an environment that eliminates or crowds out the pests you don’t want in your garden.
Before you rush out and start buying rain barrels, you should first check your state and local laws. For many years collecting rainwater was illegal in Colorado, but in 2016, HB-16-1005 passed allowing the collection of rainwater from roofs. However, the law limits you to two 55-gallon rain barrels or other containers that add up to 110 gallons. In all other states, the
Before starting on your vermicomposting bin, it is important to understand that all worms are not equal. You cannot use the earthworms from your garden for this project. For the best results, you should use either
When reading upon the subject of Essential Oils, the overwhelming troughs of content could leave you confused as all git up. Do not fear! Grow-Stuff is here to help! Today we visit with our friend Krista who is a trusted source for essential oil education.
With more than 40 compounds found in feverfew, you can see why this plant is considered a powerhouse. One of the more notable compounds in this plant is parthenolide. Parthenolide, shown to ease smooth muscle spasms, and prevent the constriction of blood vessels in the brain which is one of the leading causes of migraine headaches.
Applied externally, aloe vera provides immediate relief for dermis burns, sunburn, skin irritations, minor scrapes and wounds. Aloe is also useful in soothing outbreaks of genital herpes, and psoriasis. The gel from the plant contains active compounds that decrease pain, and inflammation.
Surprise! Some of the favorite flavors you toss in your dinner meal are important ingredients in natural remedies. Most people know that herb gardens are a great place to find medicinal plants you can use for any number of natural remedies. We also know how important it is to eat our vegetables every day. What is not as well known is that
For centuries, apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been used as a potent home remedy and for culinary purposes. In recent times however, it has made a resurgence in health and fitness circles toting a wide variety of medicinal capabilities ranging from improving skin health to aiding weight loss. As such, it is currently the most popular type of vinegar in the natural health community.
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many people classify avocados as green vegetables because it is commonly used in salads and because it has a savory vs. sweet flavor; they are indeed fruits as they contain a tough outer layer, a fleshy middle, and a casing around a seed. Avocados are a global
here have been a rash of squirrel bites being reported at the Rockefeller Park Playground in Lower Manhattan. The 'Battery Park City Authority' is responsible for the safety at the park, and they have released a statement regarding the squirrels
Container lemon tree care can be crucial to the survival, and overall production of fruit. Lemon trees are known for enjoying warmer climates, but this should not stop you from growing them. Here we will discuss the best practices for keeping your tree healthy, and happy.
The fire started in a grassland area late Monday, fire fighters have been battling the fire since Monday. There is very little containment as of Wednesday, and officials are telling people to avoid the area
A little bit of panic has set in at Humboldt Park Lagoon in Chicago. Officials are warning people who have decided to engage in alligator hunting, to leave the job to professionals. Authorities in Chicago were called to the famed lagoon after several different people reported seeing
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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta offered some information about this rare but fatal disease. The CDC advised that Naegleria Fowleri isn't necessarily fatal if it's swallowed while in water. However if it gets into the
Heading up the USDA team are Jorge Solis, and his agents, Rene Menoz and Carlos Salinas, The team takes pride in their work, because in their words, 'it's critical.' The men illustrated how their daily work activities unfold