How do you compost? Here’s some information about building your own compost bin.
Prepare your car for winter before the snow starts to fly.
Flu season is upon us. Learn more about prevention and the vaccine to lessen the likelihood of falling ill.
This time of year, farm markets will advertise their fresh apples for sale and u-pick opportunities.
As fall’s cool, crisp air settles in and the season changes to winter, a warm fire is a welcoming thought.
Worksheets, formulas and online calculators can help to estimate potential corn and soybean harvests.
There are several options for extending your gardening season into the fall and winter months.
There are two ways to preserve food: using a boiling water canner or using a pressure canner.
Making homemade ice cream can be as easy as using an old-fashioned hand-crank freezer or using the utensils and tools already found in your kitchen.
It’s hot outside, so you should keep a close watch on your health. You can easily become susceptible to hyperthermia, which is when your body temperature is unusually high, according to the National Institutes of Health.
In most of the country, it’s time to pick the tomatoes you’ve been growing in your garden since spring.
Rabbits, groundhogs and insects can relentlessly nibble at fresh leaves off of tomato plants and sunflower sprouts. Here are some tactics to keep your garden pest-free.
You know the old adage “Leaves of three, let it be.” It’s referring to poison ivy and oak, and it’s true. With summer comes much more time spent outside, thus increasing the risk of coming in contact with these poisonous plants – and poison sumac – if you’re not careful. Here’s how to tell them […]
A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating.
As winter slowly winds down, many gardeners cannot wait to soak up the springtime sun and get their hands dirty in the garden. Such excitement is not just good for gardeners, but can benefit the garden in the months to come as well.
Upon first glance, a garden may appear to be the picture of health. However, further examination may reveal that the garden isn’t all that it seems, and perhaps that healthy facade is artificially manufactured.
Spring is a perfect time to take a soil test to measure your soil’s fertility. Testing your soil is an easy and inexpensive way of maintaining good plant health and productivity. Remember: Healthy soil will result in healthy plants.
As the region continues to experience one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent years, growers and producers can take measures to ensure their safety in increasingly hazardous outdoor conditions.
Ohio Pork Producers Council President Duane Stateler, McComb, Ohio, said when the propane shortage was tightest, he lowered the temperature in his barns a few degrees and began to use heat lamps again in the sow nursery and two finishing barns at his hog operation.
This winter has been a doozy. If you’re handy, here’s a couple of ways to make your life in snowy weather a bit easier.