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
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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.
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
The aphids feed on the sap of the rose plants, killing them very quickly. A few organic remedies are said to be extremely effective. Some people have come up with a rather ingenious way of getting rid of plant lice
Clay, and terra cotta look nice, but tend to dry out quicker than most other containers. This requires more attention to watering, and frequent check-ins on your plants health. One of ways you can reduce the drying affect with these specific containers is to,
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
This recipe will help you with instant relief from bacterial infections and can act as a natural antibiotic treating all the nasty infections of respiratory, asthma or cough. There are four basic ingredients to the recipe.
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.
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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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
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
This last year has been very difficult for farmers across the country. With natural disasters wrecking havoc on growing seasons, Ohio has been dramatically affected. On Saturday the USDA announced that they believe Ohio's corn crops will see
Compost is nothing more than organic materials that have decomposed, leaving a decayed matter referred to as humus. When referring to organic materials, think of anything that rots or decays quickly, such as grass cuttings, fruits or vegetables, or grains such as rice. Organic compost is applied directly on
The current buzz in the poultry industry is that criminal indictments can be handed down soon. It was announced on Friday that the Department of Justice is now actively involved in the poultry price fixing case. A grand jury has been involved in a lawsuit filed by food distributor Maplevale Farm
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Beekeepers around the country are voicing their strenuous objections to the newest EPA decision. The EPA released a study in conjunction with Friday's ruling, siting that the pesticides pose only 'a low risk.' The chemical at issue is made with 'sulfoxaflor,' which is now being allowed as a bug and weed killer.
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.
Many gardeners believe drip irrigation to be far more effective than other forms of watering. In fact, it puts the water at the base of your plants where the roots can absorb it. Consequently, using a sprinkler wastes a lot of water because it limits the amount of water reaches the roots. Excess water on the leaves of some plants can cause fungi and other diseases leading to
Health officials are warning that the confirmed cases of the disease in the United States have doubled in 22 years. Due to those numbers, scientists have been conducting research to determine why the numbers are on the rise. There were 17% more cases of the disease from 2016 to 2017, just in that one year period
A federal lawsuit was filed on Monday by producers of Vegan products, against the Mississippi for violation of 'free speech.' Mississippi Republican Governor Phil Bryant is one of the two named defendants in the lawsuit. The other named defendant is Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Republican Andy Gispin.
Witnesses reported seeing some of the cows being carried down stream. A few of the cows were seen later in the day near land. Torgerson has not recovered any of his cows, and he says, 'it's a terrible thing, you feel so helpless
The plant based meat and other food products are one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Bayer said that providing a plant based protein option is an available sales projection plan for them. Bob Reiter, who leads the company's research and science division talked about