Stories by Ivory Harlow

Overwintering garlic

Friday, July 31, 2015

Growing garlic is easy. Garlic planted in fall and overwintered is ready to harvest by mid to late summer.

Perfect preserves: 5 tips for jam and jelly

Friday, July 24, 2015

Making jams and jellies is a science to be mastered.

Food stamps: Create unique art with garden produce

Friday, July 17, 2015

Stamping with fruits and vegetables is a great way for gardeners to showcase their homegrown produce and for adults to teach children about healthy food and basic botany.

Keepin’ it fresh: How to store garden produce

Friday, July 10, 2015

Proper storage of produce keeps it fresh and ripe until you are ready to eat or preserve it. Storing produce in ideal conditions also improves its taste, texture and appearance.

Preserve the harvest: Food dehydration

Friday, July 3, 2015

Food dehydration is often overlooked as a method of food preservation, but it’s a super space saver and and keeps foods safe from spoilage and pests.

Wild foods to try this summer

Friday, June 26, 2015

Local foods are hot right now, and it doesn’t get more local than foraging food in your backyard or at a nearby park.

Grow more with less: Cut and grow-again garden vegetables

Friday, June 19, 2015

Whether you have limited planting space or limited time to sow second and third crops, grow-again vegetables produce higher yields with less work.

How to attract pollinators to your yard

Friday, June 12, 2015

Providing pollinators with food, water and shelter supports strong plant production; plus you get to enjoy the beauty that hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators bring to your yard!

Flowers add meaning and symbolism to the garden

Friday, June 5, 2015

Floriography is an intriguing study for those interested in how a flower’s characteristics, history and traditional uses give it symbolic meaning.

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.

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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 .