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Soil Recipe-4: Pamper your plants with this solution made out of arappu, buttermilk, fruit rejects, turmeric & asafoetida

This arappu-buttermilk solution is packed with five ingredients, some of them used in the kitchen for everyday cooking. But put together, they really pack a punch. 403 more words

Endlessly Green

Through Jenny's Eyes: An Insider's Tour of Green String Farm

My work brings me in touch with incredible people who constantly challenge me to learn and grow. Those of us who love food and agriculture share a common thread that knits our souls together in unspoken community. 1,058 more words

Karen Pavone

Tips for Starting Lettuce Indoors

Look closely. Can you see them? Tiny, the size of a filament, maybe a bit bigger than a human hair.

You are looking a freshly sprouted lettuce.   936 more words

Organic Gardening

Growing Lettuce from Seed

At the start of every new year my thoughts turn towards healthy eating. Not just because I over indulged over the holiday period. Coffee and Mince Pie anyone? 652 more words

Sowing Seeds

Fermented Uncanned Tomatoes

October is generally a time when the days start getting shorter, the nights get cooler, and we experience the first frost here in Northern Illinois. This fall, though, the weather hasn’t really seem to get the message that it’s dark by 6:30 p.m. 372 more words

GAPS™ Diet


Our gardeners were thrilled to be given this uniquely South African product which, as it contains natural growth hormones, is sure to make their plants grow bigger and be more productive. 207 more words

Organic Gardening


A few days ago we visited a smallholding belonging to old friends, this couple had emigrated from Belgium to Ireland in the late eighties. Back then they set up a smallholding and were soon self-sufficient. 447 more words