Buying And Managing An Organic Farm Property

Small Scale Farming
Organic farming has been with us since farming began but it has taken on new meaning. The demand for organic farms has increased over the years so much that almost part of the country has them. Organic farms were the way farmers planted and looked after tier crops till fertilizer were discovered. Up to a point, these chemicals which were originally created to help in the control of soil fertility had rather become man's enemies. The poisonous substances were the cause of many diseases. Food from these farms therefore became unwholesome. Compounding the problem was the discovery that chemicals used to control weeds were equally poisonous. It could be said that these developments created the need for a new kind of farm – one which the farmer had taken steps…
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Seed Starting

Seed Starting

Organic Gardening, Starting Seeds
When mail-order catalogs and local garden centers are bursting with a dizzying array of seedlings of all kinds, why would anyone want to bother starting their own plants from seed? Because starting plants from seed is less expensive; there are more varieties to choose from; you can grow higher-quality plants suited to your schedule; and you will enjoy the simple satisfaction of growing your own seedlings. To be successful, you'll need to provide the right conditions for good germination and healthy growth. Here are the basics: Choosing the Best Seedling Pots You can start your seeds in almost any type of container as long as it has drainage holes and is at least 2 to 3 inches deep. There are many different seed starting containers on the market, including peat…
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Spring Planting Schedule for Food Garden

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Spring Planting Schedule for VegetablesWhen your average last frost is on (choose your date) Variety March 20 March 30 April 10 April 20 April 30 May 10; May 20 BEAN, LIMA April 1 April 15 April 20 May 1 May 10 May 20 JUNE 1 BEAN, SNAP March 25 April 10 April 15 April 25 May 5 May 15 May 25 BEET Feb 15 March 1 March 10 March 20 April 1 April 15 April 25 BROCCOLI, PLANTS Feb 15 March 1 March 10 March 20 April 1 April 15 April 25 CABBAGE, PLANTS Feb 15 March 1 March 10 March 20 April 1 April 15 April 25 CARROT Feb 15 March 1 March 10 March 20 April 1 April 15 April 25 CHARD Feb 20 March 1 March 15…
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