Pumpkin on a Stick Ornamental Eggplant (Yes… Eggplant!)

Is it a pumpkin? Is it a tomato...? No! It's actually an eggplant! Seeds arrived in the mail from GardensAll Facebook community member, Kathlyn Pykosz Cairns, so we had to grow some! Gardeners with seeds in hand... #planted! It's been fun...

Cover Crops for the Home Garden

By Jared Gulliford, Earth First Farm Recently, I have found myself experimenting with various cover crops and decomposition techniques in my ½ acre market garden. Cover crops, also called green manure crops, protect the soil over the harsh winter, as well...

The Market Gardener and a Successful Micro Farm

Backyard farming can be productive and profitable. Not all farmers are poor. We've all heard the stories of small farmers barely scraping by... of how hard it is to make a living farming... and the heartbreaking stories of how so many...
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How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms

Interested in Growing Mushrooms? Mushroom cultivation is growing thing too, ya'll! Most gardeners think of growing vegetables and maybe some fruits. We tend to forget about options like mushroom cultivation. But yes, you can grow mushrooms, even exotic mushrooms for profit......

The Family Farm – a Return to Heritage

Erin Southwood was practically raised in the garden. Her family had an urban garden when she was growing up and her grandparents and extended relatives also had farms, so it was a natural fit for Erin to have a garden...

Ways to Make Money from Home

Ideas from the backyard gardener to the family farm and everything in between. Entrepreneurship... owning your own business, is on the rise.((http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/8346-entrepreneurial-optimism-growing.html)) People are starting their own businesses in all areas of interest, today more than ever before. We're seeing...

Types of Garlic and How to Grow and Harvest Garlic

Do you know how to grow garlic from bulbs? Ah, garlic. This plant also called a vegetable or herb, is the aromatic foundation of cuisine around the world, humans have been using this ancient plant for flavor, health and medicine for...

Grow Dandelion – a Wild Weed Super Food Specialty Crop

From cursed weed to natural cancer cure. Some of our favorite weeds to eat from the wild areas around us are chickweed and dandelions. We use chickweed in salads and soups and also on sandwiches like sprouts, and these are...

Specialty Crops to Grow for Profit

Interview with Dr. Thomas Cowan's Garden We could spend days talking with Dr. Thomas Cowan! He has a tremendous wealth and breadth of information—not only in medical knowledge—but also in the nature, nutrition and life of plants. In this interview,...

Growing Blackberries for Profit

The Accidental Blackberry Farmer It's not unusual for an interest to turn into a business. That's what happened to Robert Hays of Hays Blackberry Farms. Bob loved blackberries, and a gift of 6 blackberry plants in 1999, were the beginning of...