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Reasons to Consider Raising Peafowl on Your Farm

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Some reasons to consider raising peafowl on your farm. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Peafowl, also knows as Peacocks are easily recognizable by their gorgeous ornamental tail feathers. They’re incredibly easy to raise and the most common varieties found on farms are the Javanese, also called green fowl, Congo peafowl, and Indian Blue peafowl. Some reasons to …

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Farmer Plants Sunflowers as an Uplift During Pandemic

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How a Wisconsin farmer decided to cheer everyone up during the Pandemic. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Scott Thompson and his family have been farming for 70 years in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. They offer anyone visiting their farm to freely pick their own Strawberries in the summer.  And, pick raspberries and pumpkins in the fall. When the …

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The Importance of Humidity When Caring for Orchids

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The importance of humidity when caring for orchids.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The ideal daytime humidity for most orchid plants is from 60-80% and possibly more during hot seasons. Most orchids are tropical plants, but that doesn’t mean they need rain forest humidity to grow in your home. Orchids like air movement. Indoors, an overhead paddle …

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How Much Light Do Your Orchids Require?

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How much light you should and shouldn’t give our orchids. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’re wondering how much light you should or shouldn’t give your orchids, from a plant’s perspective, houses usually have dim light, so you’ll usually have better luck with orchid varieties that tolerate low light levels. East-facing windowsills are great spots for orchids; …

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Proper Way to Fertilize Your Orchids

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The proper way to feed your orchids. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. In order to keep your hard to grow orchids thriving, they will need to be fed properly. Orchids require very low amounts of fertilizer when they are actively growing leaves and roots. The American Orchid Society recommends feeding your plants regularly with a 20-20-20 fertilizer …

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Tips for Caring for a Tough-to-Grow Houseplant

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to care for a houseplant that has a reputation for being tough to grow. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Orchids have a reputation for being tough-to-grow houseplants. Sure, they may require specialized potting mix and a certain amount of water to thrive, but this large, diverse group of plants includes many species that are easy to grow …