Stories by Ivory Harlow

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.

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.

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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 .