Stories by Ivory Harlow

How to prep your coop for cool weather

Friday, October 2, 2015

Prepping chickens for cool weather includes knowledge of poultry health concerns, common symptoms to watch for and recovery care.

Return of an American favorite: How to grow and enjoy chestnuts at home

Friday, September 25, 2015

Crossing Chinese and American chestnut trees is an effort to breed the American chestnut back with disease resistance.

How to pick the perfect pumpkin, gourd or squash

Friday, September 18, 2015

Most non-botanists distinguish pumpkins, squash and gourds by our purpose for the plant: we carve pumpkins, eat squash and use gourds for fall decorating.

Homegrown apples: How to plant apple trees this fall

Friday, September 11, 2015

Apples are the perfect backyard fruit, and fall is a great time to plant apple trees in USDA Hardiness zones 5-10.

5 simple season extenders for the home garden

Friday, September 4, 2015

Utilizing cold frames, row covers, bell covers, field hoop houses and cold-hardy crops are options for gardeners to extend the growing season.

Beans, beans, homegrown proteins

Friday, August 28, 2015

Beans can provide homegrown protein for individuals who want to grow their own food.

Plant bulbs this fall

Friday, August 21, 2015

Planting spring-flowering bulbs in early fall allows roots adequate time to develop before the ground freezes.

The self-sufficient gardener: How to save seed

Friday, August 14, 2015

Let’s not get so excited about harvesting vege crops that we forget to save seed for next season!

Fall gardening guide

Friday, August 7, 2015

In August our regional average temperature begin to decrease, signaling that fall is on the way. Plant now to fill your cornucopia with an abundant fall harvest!

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.


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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 or email .