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Top 5 Time Lapse Videos Of Plant Root Growth

OK, I spent way too much time on YouTube this weekend.  I’ve pulled out the top five, all-time best videos showing how roots grow.   This is you chance to peek into a world we normally don’t have any access.   Plus through the magic of technology you get to condense weeks into seconds (most […]

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Grow Tropical Fruit In The Rocky Mountains

Imagine being up on the top of one of the spectacular mountains in Colorado.  The vista is magical and you can see forever. But for all its beauty, this is a very harsh environment.  The ground is rock, there is little water, and the weather is extreme.  Only a few sheep with thick coats and […]

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Is “Re-Eating” Taking Recycling Too Far?

Five Spot, my older dog, plopped down heavily, watching while we worked with the poultry.  Farm Dog sat attentively by.  Cuteness!  Baby chicks, turkeys, and goslings all yellow and fuzzy.  “Peep, peep”.  You know its springtime. Our family has taken to raising a flock of meat chickens each year.  Its about a four or five […]

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90% Less Weeding And Never Buy Compost Again

The dump truck backed up “beep….   beep..   beep…” The drivers rarely ever get it in the right spot no matter how much staking, outlining, and directions they get.  It always resorts to arm waving and shouting over the huge noise of the powerful machine. You can almost see these guys when they were kids operating […]

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Trellis Your Garden Paths

Last year I grew pole lima beans for the first time. I had several tall bamboo tepees in a garden bed with a bamboo pole connecting them along the top. The plants grew up the poles and along that top bar with a mass of foliage. I felt the urge to step into the welcoming shade, […]

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What is Permaculture?

[i4w_not_logged_in] What is Permaculture?   by Sandy Cruz and Jerome Osentowski Permaculture, a combination of the words permanent and agriculture, offers a unique approach to the practice of sustainable farming, ranching, gardening and living. Permaculture shows how to observe the dynamics of natural ecosystems. We can apply this knowledge in designing constructed ecosystems that serve […]

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(video) Deadly Plants / Poisonous Plants

If you’ve ever thought about randomly sampling leaves or flowers of plants you don’t know that well – check out this video first.  Captain Dave submitted this video – and what a really good one it is.  It is on YouTube created by “VSauce” (see the links below to learn more details about the plants […]

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ACORNS: A Major North American Food Source

California Indians did not have to be farmers, and for the most part were hunters and gatherers. There was a ready supply of deer, fish, rabbits, foul, native plants for vegetables, native fruits, and even sea weed. Even so, acorns are said to have been the main food of as many as 3/4 of our […]

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