plants

Plants That Take a Lot of Heat and Still Bloom Through Dry Spells

Dan Field Crops, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The plants that can take a lot of heat and still bloom through a dry spell. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. When summer heat kicks in, its good to know you can rely on a number of drought-resistant flowering plants to hold their own and still produce beautiful blooms and foliage. Yarrow is one of them. The plant …

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Freeze Those Summer Strawberries for Delicious Flavor All Year Long

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to freeze your summer strawberries for flavor all year long. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you don’t want those summer strawberries to go to waste, there’s a way to make them last all season long. Freeze them so you’ll have delicious fruit for smoothies, desserts, and more. The most common way to freeze strawberries is …

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Common Backyard Weeds You Can Actually Eat

Dan This Land of Ours

Some common backyard weeds that you can actually eat. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Backyard weeds are on eye sore and a nuisance.  But one way of getting rid of them is adding them to you dinner plate! Whether you have a large yard, a raised-bed garden, or even a simpler container garden, chances are you’ll have at least …

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How to Use and Plant the Beneficial Weed Goosegrass

Dan Herbs, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to use and plant a beneficial weed. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Goosegrass is a weed with many names. Such as cleavers, grip grass, catchweed, stickweed, wait-a-minute, sticky jack, and quite a few more. Almost all of its names are related to the plant being able to hook into fur and clothing easily. But’s it’s not all …

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Companion Plants Which Should Be Grown Next to Tomatoes

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Some companion plants you should grow next to Tomatoes. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Companion gardening is a technique for expanding your garden and helping your plants thrive. It involves growing plants together that complement one another. For example, some the best tomato companion plants to boost your garden’s success include Borage. Many gardeners believe this herb …

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Common Plant Pests and Diseases for a Favorite Culinary Herb

Dan Herbs, Organic, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Some common plants pests and diseases for a favorite culinary herb. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Basil is one of the most popular culinary herbs to grow, thanks to its fragrance and delicious flavor. It’s also one of the easiest herbs to grow, so when your basil plants start to die, you wonder what’s happening. There are quite …

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Plant-Based Sources to Tap into for Vitamin D

Dan This Land of Ours

The best plant sources of Vitamin D. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for our immune systems, but is notoriously difficult to find in plant-based foods. Unfortunately, there just aren’t enough vegetables, roots, grains, or fruits that contain enough D. But, there are a few plant-based sources that you can …

animals

Best Type of Hay to Buy Depends on the Animals Being Fed

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Livestock, Pasture, Sheep-Goats, This Land of Ours

The best type of hay to buy depending on the animals your feeding. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Animals can tolerate different types of hay. For example, Cattle vary a bit in what kind of hay they tolerate depending on their age. Lactating cows require high-protein hay. Younger calves might have a tough time with coarser hays, like …

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Tips for Providing/Buying Quality Feed for Livestock

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Livestock, Pasture, Sheep-Goats, This Land of Ours

Some tips for providing/buying quality feed for your livestock. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Buying hay can be challenging. Especially if you’re buying from a seller online, sight unseen.  Here are some tips to help you what to look for. When it comes to color, the best quality hay will be a silver-green, while a deeper green will show that …