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How to Start a Composting Pile From Scratch

Whether you want compost for your garden or want to recycle food stuffs, in this post we’ll discuss how to start a composting pile from scratch. One of the big tasks of keeping a home running is making sure everything works well together. Part of this is making sure that wastes gets well managed. It …

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How to Test the Germination Rate of Old Seeds

If you’ve collected seeds over the years, you know their germination rate begins to fall as they get older. Here is how to test the germination rate of old seeds so you don’t waste your time planting duds. As the days get longer and the nights get warmer, everyone starts thinking about Spring. Farmers and …

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How to Can Tomatoes – Crushed Whole Tomatoes

Home canning tomatoes is an excellent way to preserve your garden’s harvest and give you homegrown tomatoes for any future recipe! Here’s how to can crushed tomatoes. Tomatoes are a homesteader’s boon. They’re a relatively easy crop to grow, one plant can produce many pounds of fruit and tomatoes can be used in countless delicious …

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