Saturday, August 8, 2020
egg gourds

Whether you grow your own or purchase pumpkins, gourds and squash at market, these five preservation steps make autumn ornamentals last longer.
Kale

Sunlight is critical to growing vegetables, but ensuring vegetable plants get enough sunlight can be tricky if trees, fences or structures keep your yard shady.
goats on pasture

FAMACHA scoring is used to identify risk of barber pole worm infestation in small ruminants. It is an effective, easy-to-use tool everyone from backyard hobbyists to large-scale producers can use on the farm.

The business structure you choose for your farm influences daily operations, how decisions are made and the responsibilities of owners.

Gatherers can find wild blackberries in Ohio’s woodlands, along the borders of farm fields, and on overgrown fencerows.
garlic

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

Fall is the time to store the food that's taken all year to produce. Indoor, in-place and buried container food storage systems are practical and affordable alternatives to the traditional root cellar.
wildflower

A prairie is a natural-looking garden of native grasses and wildflowers. They are easy to establish, virtually maintenance free and attract pollinators.

Vegetable plants in the same family have similar characteristics. Familiarity with plant families gives gardeners keen insight to plants’ unique needs.
washing leafy greens

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.