Generally, soil pH is probably fine if you see that plants are growing well and healthy. But as a gardener, testing soil pH is recommended to clearly measure the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. It is especially imperative if plants are not growing optimally or if they are having some nutrient troubles, looking sickly […]

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THOUGH some gardeners may be blessed with perfect soil, most of us garden in soil that is less than perfect. If your soil has too much clay in it, is too sandy, too stony or too acidic, don’t despair. Turning a poor soil into a plant-friendly soil is not difficult to do, once you understand […]

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One of the most important tools on our farm is the broad fork. Choosing a garden fork…easy right? I mean, all you have to look for is a garden fork that is well made by a reputable company and you’re done. Well…maybe not. What kind of work are you asking your garden fork to do? […]

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Choosing fresh foods can help you feel better and preserve the environment Buying organically grown food free of harmful chemicals, bursting with more nutrition, taste, and sustainable sustenance is a direct vote for immediate health and the hopeful future of generations to come. Organic food must meet certain standards in order to be certified as […]

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The everyday farming activities of plowing fields and seasonal crop harvests are causing some serious issues underground. The heavy tractors and other farm equipment operating in the fields compress the soil which each pass. Season after season, the sub-surface soil continues to be compact, which is known as “hard pan”. The connectivity of soil pores […]

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Parsley is slow to grow, but it yields a lot, is profitable and brightens up a market table. Here are all the reasons market farmers should consider it. Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, feather-like leaves and is in the same family as dill. Here’s how to grow parsley in your own garden. This popular herb […]

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There is absolutely no doubt that GPS guidance systems for tractors are a must-have for modern farmers who want to work professionally and more efficiently.  Purchasing a tractor GPS system can require a significant investment of time and therefore it is very important to choose the antenna carefully for it to provide you with the […]

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If you want to grow food successfully in containers, nurturing soil life can make a huge difference. Worm compost, for example, is full of microbes and life. Add it to your containers and you will get more vigorous growth, and far fewer pest and disease problems. Discovering this, was the biggest turning point in my […]

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on how to manage various tractor hazards. Tractors are useful pieces of equipment on a farm. Make sure your kids understand that tractors are not played equipment. Rural Mutual has been protecting farms across the state […]

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Water conservation is an important practice and a smart financial decision for many reasons Good Stewardship: We each need to do our part to use water wisely to ensure an adequate supply for growing human and environmental needs. Many Bellevue customers have already found ways to do their part by repairing leaks, updating plumbing fixtures […]

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