Home /Beginning Farmers /Make Your Own Amendments With The “Regenerative Grower’s Guide To Garden Amendments”PHOTO: Gabriel Jimenez/UnsplashTitle: The Regenerative Grower’s Guide to Garden AmendmentsAuthor: Nigel PalmerCover Price: $24.95Publisher: Chelsea Green PublishingIf growing your own food isn’t quite DIY enough for you, “The Regenerative Grower’s Guide to Garden Amendments” is the book you’ve been waiting for.
PHOTO: Susan BrackneyMost birds wait for warmer weather to pair off, but large owls like the great horned owl and the barred owl begin breeding in winter.So, after my father recently made me a barred owl house, I knew I’d better put it up as soon as possible. If I’m lucky enough to attract a mating pair, they’ll likely continue to use my nestbox over multiple years.
Home /Recipes / Dessert Recipes /Pawpaw PieIngredients1 pie crust, bakedFILLING¾ cup sugar2 T. flour2 egg yolks2 cups milk1 cup pawpaw pulpCombine sugar and flour. Add egg yolks and milk, beat well. Add pawpaw pulp and cook over medium heat until thickened; pour into baked pie crust.MERINGUE2 egg whites¼ tsp.
PHOTO: J. Keeler JohnsonI won’t try to deny it—I love trimming trees. I always enjoy the process of carefully pruning branches to give trees a beautiful, stately and clean appearance, and I love how trimming just a handful of trees can completely transform an area, giving it a much more manicured look.
1Cut the bacon in half, chop the shallots.2Trim the stem from the Brussels sprouts. Cut any big ones in half.3Brown bacon in a non-stick pan at medium heat. Have the other ingredients already chopped and ready.4Remove the bacon and let it drain on a paper towel.5Put the shallots in the pan and stir often.
Home /Recipes / Main Dish Recipes /Stuffed Pumpkin with PorkTry this hearty pumpkin dish at your next mealIngredients1 small sugar pumpkin, seeds removed and lid intact1 cup pearl barley2 cups water or chicken broth½ lb. cooked pork, cubed2–4 sprigs fresh rosemary1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped2 medium cloves of garlic, minced1 small stalk celery, finely sliced¼ cup bread crumbs1 tsp.
Home /Urban Farming /Picking BerriesBerries are great fruits to grow in city farms because they can be grown without a large space requirement. The delectable berries listed below are nutritional powerhouses — rich in antioxidants and fiber.Like fruit and nut trees, most berries thrive in sunshine and fertile, well-drained soil.
Home /Farm Equipment /Take Control Of Downed Trees With A Portable SawmillPHOTO: Daniel JohnsonLook up “how long do red pine trees live,” and you’ll discover they can live for 350 years. Do the same for Scotch pines and you’ll uncover various numbers, all of them spanning centuries.Trees can live for a long time, but these lengthy lifespans require ideal conditions.
1All you will need2Slice your tomato onion and gherkins3Put you beef patties on your grill4Turnover5Add cheese6Put a lid on it until the cheeses melted and remove from the heat and let it rest for five minutes7Cut and toast your buns8Butter your buns and add the onion& 39;s9Add the lettuce and tomato10The beetroot is optional but taste great111 tablespoon of each for two hamburgers12Mix you sauce13All mixed14Add the burger patty and the gherkins and the sauce and you& 39;re good to go15Bon appetite :))keyboard shortcuts: previous step next step
Home /Crops /The Art of ChokesPhoto by Jessica WalliserI spent a few hours last evening working in my vegetable garden. It was time to harvest the winter squash and pull out the tomato vines. It was an exceptional year for the squash—I harvested well over a dozen butternuts and about 10 Delicata. However, it was not an exceptional year for tomatoes.
PHOTO: Susan BrackneyWhile I much prefer the great outdoors for growing my favorite veggies, herbs and flowers, the indoors can be pretty great, too—with the right technology in place. As I’ve gardened with supplemental lighting over the years, I’ve relied on everything from the wimpiest of early fluorescent bulbs to those electricity-draining metal halide and high-pressure sodium lamps.
PHOTO: Neil Williamson/FlickrThe human obesity epidemic in the United States is startling. More than 68 percent of adults are overweight or obese, compared to 30 percent worldwide. And as people grow larger, so do plants.From 1985 through 2011, average wheat yields increased 26 percent. Hydroponics—growing plants in water supplemented with artificial fertilizer salts—are capable of increasing yields up to 20 times per acre for certain crops.