There is little differences in High Tunnels, hoop houses, poly-tunnels, and green houses. The biggest differences are if they are covered completely or partially in hard glass or plastic panels vs. a plastic sheet that comes on a roll, or if they have vertical walls for sides instead of the hoop extending into the ground, […]
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Biochar is basically charcoal that we make here and has been inoculated with bacteria and fungus to help enrich the soil. There is much information available on this great substance and its importance, and I am glad to be a part of sharing this information and raising awareness of the benefits of bio-char.
This fly isn’t the nasty house fly that we all disdane for its infamous disease carrying ability. This fly lives most its life in larvue form and when it matures and emerges with wings does not even have a mouth with which to eat. It only lives a few hours and spends its time looking […]
Vermiculture is worm composting. Worms are a farmers best friend. Growing worms to seed the garden or feed chickens is only part of the benefit. The production of worm castings and aeration for soil creates a healthy soil for plants to flourish. They also help with your compost pile.
Aquaponics is the symbiotic relationship between Aquaculture (growing fish in controlled confined space) and Hydroponics (growing plants in water). By using the “dirty” water from the fish tanks in the hydroponic beds the plant roots take up needed nutrients and help filter the water. The water is then returned to the fish tanks clean and […]