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.
Have a case of the winter blues? You may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here’s a few tips to help lift your spirits during the winter months.
Cold weather can stress public utilities. Here’s a few ways to stay warm while also keeping utility stress to a minimum.
Having a difficult time finding that heirloom tomato you bought at a farmers market last summer? Why not attend a seed swap? And what better time to find a seed swap than National Seed Swap Day?
Many of us have probably thrown away food due to spoilage. Unfortunately, doing this can be wasteful and expensive. Here’s how to get the most out of your food by storing it properly.
Venison steaks? Venison burgers? Venison roasts? Chris Kick shares some tips on how to cook this year’s bounty.
Sows may require 25 percent more nutrients in winter to accommodate for additional seasonal demands.
When temperatures begin creeping below the freezing mark, keeping warm becomes a priority whether you’re working outside, or inside.
Here’s a few tips for keeping warms during those chilly days of winter.
Winter road conditions can lead to dangerous situations. We could all learn a little from a team of million mile accident-free drivers: America’s Road Team Captains.
Properly field dressing a deer can cut the risk of illness. Here’s a few tips to keep your field dressing proper.
The holiday countdown is on and it’s time to get your house razzle-dazzle ready. But before you do, make sure to check that your lights and decorations are still in good working order after a year in storage.