How to Grow Ginger

Gardening

How to Grow Ginger

When I was a kid, any time my sisters and I came down with a stomach bug, my mother ran to the store for a bottle of ginger ale. Though it looked like any other soft drink in a green plastic container, we were taking part in a tradition of plant medicine that dates back over 5,000 years. Gingerols...
Jordan Tony Oct 13, 2021
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Native Nuts to Forage this Fall

Foraging

Native Nuts to Forage this Fall

There may not be another food that's been more valuable to humans throughout history than nuts. They’re uniquely nutritious with a trifecta of starch, oil, and protein that offers humans and wildlife a well-balanced fuel. They’re travel-friendly and can store for years in the shell. They can be...
Jenna Rozelle Oct 11, 2021
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The Complete Guide to Growing Brussels Sprouts

Gardening

The Complete Guide to Growing Brussels Sprouts

As the name implies, brussels sprouts were first cultivated in what is now Brussels, Belgium, around the beginning of the 16th century. The fact that individual sprouts resemble tiny cabbages is no coincidence; they were originally bred from the exact same species as cabbage (Brassica oleracea). The...
Jordan Tony Oct 5, 2021
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When to Harvest and How to Store Potatoes

Gardening

When to Harvest and How to Store Potatoes

It’s everybody’s favorite starchy staple crop. It can be found anywhere from a salad in a Syrian village to fast-food French fries in an American city, but this plant comes from humble beginnings as a slightly toxic wild mountain tuber. Potatoes were first transformed into their edible and delicious...
Jordan Tony Sep 23, 2021
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How to Clean and Store Fresh Eggs

Homesteading

How to Clean and Store Fresh Eggs

The best thing about owning laying hens is getting farm-fresh eggs. There is nothing better than going out to the nesting box to see how many eggs have been laid, collecting them, and bringing them inside. Hens start laying eggs once they reach approximately six months of age. Don't worry about...
Abbagail McRuer Sep 20, 2021
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How to Find One of the World's Most Expensive Mushrooms

Foraging

How to Find One of the World's Most Expensive Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be expensive. Really expensive. It’s part of what makes foraging so attractive to me: the opportunity to work with the freshest, often prohibitively expensive, gourmet ingredients—all without spending a single dollar, besides the gas it takes to get there. One particularly coveted...
Hayden Sammak Sep 16, 2021
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How to Grow Garlic

Gardening

How to Grow Garlic

Archeological evidence suggests that garlic is one of the oldest crops in the world. It’s cultivation likely began around 5,000 years ago. References to garlic are found in ancient texts from India, Egypt, and China, and garlic bulbs have even been found in Egyptian tombs. Back then, garlic was...
Jordan Tony Sep 10, 2021
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The Total Guide to Elderberries

Foraging

The Total Guide to Elderberries

Elderberries are one of the few things left in the world that almost everyone can agree are a good thing. You’ve no doubt seen them front and center on the chain drugstore shelves come cold and flu season and they’ve got the same prime real estate in most local herbalists’ cupboards—and for good...
Jenna Rozelle Sep 7, 2021
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Photos: How to Build a Mobile Chicken Coop

Homesteading

Photos: How to Build a Mobile Chicken Coop

With folks taking such interest in becoming more self-sufficient and getting in touch with where their food comes from, raising chickens has become a popular hobby. Whether for meat, eggs, or both, chickens provide an excellent source of protein—and never mind the fact that befriending the little...
Josh Smith Aug 30, 2021
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Is Backyard Beekeeping Right for You?

Homesteading

Is Backyard Beekeeping Right for You?

If you think that a hive or two of honeybees could be a wonderful addition to your home or garden, you’re right. But, if you think a beehive is a lawn ornament that’ll function as your personal honey fountain, you’re in for a surprise. Keeping bees is a magical thing, and they really are low...
Jenna Rozelle Aug 19, 2021
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4 Best Cover Crops for Your Garden

Gardening

4 Best Cover Crops for Your Garden

Most gardening experts are familiar with the concept of feeding plants by giving them nutrients in the form of compost, manure, or synthetic fertilizer. But the importance of feeding soil is less obvious to many people. In order for plants to thrive with as few outside inputs as possible, they need...
Jordan Tony Aug 12, 2021
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