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Unwanted guests

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday August 27, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It happens.  No matter how harmoniously you try to farm with nature, some critters have it in for you.  If it’s not ravens running off with baby chickens, it’s the bobcat slaughtering your ducks.  If it’s not the rabbits in the pea patch,...

locust how do you stop them?

Blog: Hog and Dogs Ranch / Produce   -   Saturday June 09, 2012   -   By Brien and Debbie

This is one of the worst things that have happened for us while growing chemical and pesticide free foods. 8 days ago we had a few grasshoppers, which grew to a overwhelming amount. We called for help to universities,with bug programs, to find out what to...

Seedling Gallery

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Wednesday April 18, 2012   -   By Rebekah

Though the little sprigs of green above look more like grass or weeds than a vegetable, they are actually the beginnings of carrots. Carrots take a long time to germinate and it is very exciting to see some coming out of the ground. The early varieties I have...

Grow Your Own Eggs

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Friday January 07, 2011   -   By Poly

Grow Your Own Eggs For your own taste of the good life, keep a few chickens in your garden. You'll be surprised at how easy it is, and once you’re enjoying your own 'homegrown' fresh eggs, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner. Chickens have so...

There's a Reason for Bugs

Blog: Mott Family Farm   -   Friday July 16, 2010   -   By Shelley

Weeds and pests in organic farming have been more than simple foes--they have also shown us a complexity to the symbiotic nature of growing things that we did not know existed. Take weeds, for instance. In California, we had less weed pressure in the summer...

Choosing Vegetable Varieties

Blog: Uwharrie Farm   -   Saturday October 31, 2009   -   By Judy

            As this gardening season is winding down we need to turn our thoughts to next year's garden.  Knowledge and good planning are the foundation of a successful garden.  Choosing...

The Fall Garden

Blog: Uwharrie Farm   -   Tuesday October 13, 2009   -   By Judy

            Fall is a great time to get those fresh green vegetables that we are told are so good for us.  They are said to provide an abundance of nutrition and even prevent some diseases.  It...


Tomatoes on the vine and more news from Bunn NC

Blog: Grow And Share   -   Wednesday May 27, 2009   -   By Kay

Well, things at the Bunn Sharing Garden are popping!  The flowers on the tomatoes and tomatillos have made way for tomatoes hanging on the plants.  We're hopeful tomatillos will soon follow.  Tomatoes hanging despite the Colorado Potato...


Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday March 03, 2009   -   By Chris

Ok, ok.  I know that it's winter and that there are rodents are in the house.  I get that. I also get that their job is to lurk about at night, being heard yet not seen. But I don't get how the heck they did this: Yes,...

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