Stories by Ivory Harlow

10 tips to grow a container garden

Friday, May 29, 2015

Container gardens can be grown anywhere by gardeners of all skill levels and ability.

Water your vegetable garden for optimal performance

Friday, May 22, 2015

Watering the garden seems simple enough, but irrigation is something most gardeners get wrong.

How to transplant vegetable seedlings

Friday, May 15, 2015

Whether you started seeds yourself or purchased vegetable seedlings at the store, now is the time to transplant seedlings in your garden.

The many faces of mulch: Choosing the best for your lawn and garden

Friday, May 8, 2015

When you think of mulch, wood chips are probably the first thing that comes to mind. But mulch is anything that provides cover for your soil.

Essential oils 101

Friday, May 1, 2015

Essential oils contain all the organic compounds, elements and constituents from the plant which they are derived. Their powerful properties have been used in natural health and healing for centuries.

If weeds could talk

Friday, April 24, 2015

Gardeners can learn a lot about their soil right now simply by looking at the weeds growing in it.

5 DIY bath and beauty products

Friday, April 17, 2015

To make these DIY bath and beauty products, you need a few natural ingredients and little time.

Sunlight requirements for growing vegetables

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sunlight is critical to growing vegetables, but ensuring vegetable plants get enough sunlight can be tricky if trees, fences or structures keep your yard shady.

Pick a chick: Choose the best breed of poultry for your backyard

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ask a dozen a poultry enthusiasts what the best breed of chicken is and you’ll get a dozen different answers.

Homestead heroes: best fruits and vegetables for self-sufficiency

Friday, March 27, 2015

These homestead crops are nutritious, dependable, high-yielding and hearty.

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About Ivory

Ivory Harlow lives and farms in Southern Ohio with her husband, pet turkey “Big Mama”, and other livestock. Be her farm friend at www.facebook.com/dickiebirdfarm or email farmer@dickiebirdfarm.com .