In the United States more gardeners grow tomatoes than any other vegetable. Some say ninety-five percent of our gardeners grow tomatoes. Most anywhere you find food, tomatoes will be found in some form.
Archive | April, 2018
Elderberries have recently been dubbed a superfood, yet these big, beautiful plants with tiny dark berries have long been renowned for their versatility and flavor. Today, new elderberry cultivars are being bred from their wilder cousins to produce plants with improved disease resistance and higher production rates; a perfect combination for anyone wanting to add […]
All of the confusion expressed above is further complicated by the nature of the weighted NPK formula system. A bag might say 0-0-60. Does this mean that in a 100-pound bag there are 60 pounds of K, the rest being inert filler? Not exactly.
Family Farm Advocate George Naylor Discusses Past, Present & Future of Ag Economics, Politics Naylor is the great contrarian at the heart of the industrial farm system — that immense edifice of massive corn and soybean production, mega-farms of vast and increasing size, powerful corporate actors and federal money. As a past president of the […]
Leonardo da Vinci remarked, “in order to be a successful farmer one must know the nature of the soil.” Even today in the age of hydroponics, most of our food, over 98 percent by some estimates, is grown from field on a soil medium. Beyond growing our food, the way we treat our soil determines […]
By now most people know that more revenue and more pounds do not automatically equal more profit, which is why I am going to show you that small cows can be profitable. I believe that you can single-trait select females for one thing: the percentage of her weight that her calf weighs at weaning. I […]