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Securing Covers on Low Tunnels

Tags: winter gardening, season extension, Cindy Conner, Virginia

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Building low tunnels that are about 30 inches tall to protect your crops through weather that is outside of their comfort zone is fairly easy to do using plastic pipe and plastic sheeting. You will find directions for this at Homeplace Earth. The tricky part is securing the covers. I have seen directions to make the cover with enough plastic sheeting on each end to draw it together to tie to a post in the ground. Sometimes the design calls for simply gathering the extra….

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2 December 2014

Farming

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WOOFFing in paradise. Click here

Where there’s money there will be fraud: Local washing. Click here

Crowd funding your new farm. Click here

Farm to work, a new trend. Click here

Biochar: good for farm and planet. Click here

1 Novemeber 2014

Gardening

Pay dirt! Composting is simple. Click here

Raised beds! Really raised. Click here

Lawn to garden returns more than vegetables. Click here

Farming

11th and 12th generations return to the homestead. Click here

Hemp, an historic harvest. Click here

30,000 farmers attend ag get together in India. Click here

Sustainability

Be careful of biochar! Click here

Moving beyond the best solution. Click here

Imagining the future of food. Click here

13 October 2014

The Biochar Edition.

Why the decline in golf is great for the environment. Click here

Biochar works ‘magic’ in the soil almost immediately. Click here

Fuel and biochar from the one renewable source. Click here

A green space integrating energy, food and sustainability. Click here

Bioenergy: Australia’s forgotten renewable energy source. Click here

Biochar improves sand and clay. Click here

A biochar kiln for the developing world. Click here

A mobile pyrolysis unit produces fuel and the byproduct is biochar! Click here

12 October 2014

Gardening

Compost, the original and best recycling. Click here

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, plant garlic now. Click here

Food

The future of food. Click here

Farming

250 acres, 130 years, one family’s farm, from Ireland. Click here

Fighting back against the Gates chemical model. Click here

Going green is the future for farmers, from Thailand. Click here

More young people starting farms. Click here

Cover crops build sustainability. Click here

A corporate greenwash? From Canada. Click here

Human Urine As Fertilizer Is The Best Option For Organic Farming

Nice idea!

Best Organic Farming In Bihar- The Miracle Of Organic Farming In Bihar

Wow! That makes me want to work out every time I feel the need to soak my vegetable garden. But wait a minute, you said: “My dog ​​pees wherever she goes brown grass areas, which means that the grass is flourishing with her urine.”best-and top-organic-farming-in-sikkim-bihar-bodhgaya-india-vastu-vihar-biotech-vvbiotech

Correct undiluted urine with a high nitrogen content, and sometimes with a high salt content. High nitrogen actually “burn” the plants it comes in contact with. Dilute it and it’s stronger than any chemical fertilizer. Healthy human urine is rich in nitrogen, potassium and phosphate, all of which are essential for healthy plants. If you look at the ingredients on a bag of fertilizer, you will see the word “urea”, which is present in the urine, as you may have guessed.

Vastu Vihar Biotech discovered that rice husk ash and human urine to perform as well as the use of chemical fertilizers are more expensive, while…

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22 September 2014

Gardening

Learning from your mistakes is half the fun of gardening. Click here

Useful info for new and not so new gardeners; not everything is as it says on the box. Click here

Farming

Ag Institute celebrates 30 years of service. Click here

Kerala State, India to increase organic hectares to 2000. Click here

Key to a cooler Earth in the soil? Click here

Organic manures gaining ground in response to consumer demand in India. Click here

Indian government to unveil plans for organic agriculture. Click here

A new source of organic manure? Click here

The carbon underground! Click here