Month: October 2015

10 Citrus Trees That Can be Grown In a Pot

You can have a sunnier winter if you decide to grow one of these bright citrus plants indoors during the winter season.

With a suitable soil, adequate nourishing, the proper pot, protection from the cold, and a sunny indoor window, any gardener will be able to grow citrus in a container year-round successfully. As a matter of fact, various citrus, as well as dwarf citrus species, bloom, fruit or flower during the cold months, joyfully cheering many up in a cold winter.…

It Is Pumpkin Season – How to Make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds is one of the favorite fall traditions for a lot of family, and there are also a number of health benefits to eating pumpkin seeds. Some recent studies have shown that pumpkin seeds can help lower your risk of developing kidney problems and diabetes. They also have high levels of magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, and other important nutrients. Plus, they’re easy to make at home!

Leaf Composting Guide

Why Use Leaves For Composting

Did you know that the leaves from just one big tree may be worth up to $50 in plant food? Pound for pound, leaves have twice as many nutrients as manure, which means you’re wasting a valuable resource if you don’t compost your leaves. Leaves contain important plant nutrients such as nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

4 Reasons to Love Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is both delicious, and extremely beneficial to your health. It is a vinegar made from fermenting apple cider. The process begins with apples which are made into cider, and then the sugar from the apples is converted into alcohol by bacteria, and then the alcohol becomes vinegar.

The many benefits of apple cider vinegar have been studied by medical professionals and are well-documented in various studies that have been carried out. Some of the benefits that have been found include skin care, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, diabetes, gout, the flu, heartburn, sore throats, and high cholesterol.…

US Veterans Will Be Feeding America

There are approximately 200,000 active service members who will be receiving training and necessary resources to begin careers in agriculture as they transition out of the military.

This will mean trading in tanks for tractors, and their combat boots for rubber boots. This is all due to the agriculturally-focused career programs that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is creating.

Organic Farmers Aware: Who Can Afford GMO Contamination?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their latest data collected from the organic farming sector in the end of Septembre. Their data was collected from a number of organic farmers during this year. The results have confirmed what many organic farmers have already been saying, that although organic sales are going up, the amount of organic farms is going down. Sadly, this pattern is a familiar one throughout the world and has been sparking a number of discussions throughout the organic communities.

10 Reasons You Should Have Backyard Chickens

A number of both suburban and urban families have begun to add a small flock of chickens to their backyard. Even though most people love the convenience of living in a big city, they also love the idea of living the simple farming life, and bringing chickens into your household is the perfect way to do that.

People raise chickens in suburbs and big cities for a number of reasons, and knowing all the benefits it can provide you with is a great place to start on your own quest to bring a bit of the simple life into your …

Sustaining Farms with Supermarket Food Waste

This is a California company that diverts a great many pounds of wasted food from landfills and onto farmlands without time-consuming composting strategies.

You don’t need to dumpster dive before you realize that supermarkets divert a constant flow of uneaten nourishment to landfills.

When it gets dumped, the waste accomplishes more than smell terrible. It likewise adds to environmental change by discharging methane, a greenhouse gas, which is about 30 times stronger than carbon-dioxide. Actually, landfills are pegged the third biggest supply of methane emanations in the U.S., as per the Environmental Protection Agency (a major cause the USDA as …