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The Best Compost for Your Vegetable Garden
Providing high-quality, nutrient-dense compost is essential for maintaining a healthy and high-producing vegetable garden. There are a lot of different methods and ideas around what is the very best compost for the vegetable garden. How do you know what’s best? In this article, we’ll cover what components make the best compost, the 4 best bagged
Fairy Eggs: My Chicken Laid What!?
Have you found a miniature egg in your hens’ laying box? Don’t panic! These are called fairy eggs and can happen for many different reasons. Most of the time, they are nothing to worry about and are just a fun surprise from time-to-time. In this article we’ll discuss what fairy eggs are exactly, how they
The 5 Best Soil pH Testers in 2023
Are your garden plants stunted and not growing well? There’s a good chance your soil pH is off! Using the best soil pH tester on the market will ensure that you grow your best garden yet! Many people skip this step, so make sure that you aren’t making this common mistake. Soil pH testers are
Ultimate Guide to Chicken Nesting Box Size
Are you building or updating a coop, but you’re not sure what chicken nesting box size to use? You’re in the right place! I’ve been raising chickens for years and have experimented with many different sizes and styles of nesting boxes along the way. The type and size that you need depends on your flock
Dried Radishes for Winter Storage
If you are growing radishes in your garden this year, don’t miss this opportunity to preserve some dried radishes to enjoy during the cold days of winter! Growing food during the summer is great, but being able to preserve some of your harvest for winter storage is a HUGE step in becoming self-sufficient. The good
Topping Pepper Plants – Should You Do It?
Have you been hearing about gardeners topping their pepper plants? While it seems scary, it’s true! Topping pepper plants is an easy practice that many of us use to increase pepper yields and strengthen the plant. However, not all pepper plants should be topped! Don’t do it just yet! In this article, we’ll review the