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Fava Beans

Home /Breeds /Fava BeansPHOTO: damnederangel/iStock/ThinkstockSize: 18 to 25 inches tall.Sunlight requirements: Full sun.Water requirements: Keep soil evenly moist.Soil requirements: Needs extra potassium, so wood ash is good to add to soil; well-drained soil.When to plant: Early spring or late fall.
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6 Coop-winterizing Chores

Courtesy Jupiterimages/BananaStock/ThinkstockBefore winter comes, perform a number of coop chores, including cleaning the bedding, checking for predators, and heating and ventilating the coop.When the days grow shorter and autumn’s brisk entry turns leaves colorful and crisp, dipping temperatures mean it’s time to think about preparing your chicken coop for the winter.
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Homemade Natural Deodorant

Home /Homesteading / Homemade Crafts /Homemade Natural DeodorantPhoto by Jan Berry/The Nerdy Farm WifeMaking my own deodorant was one of those things I thought about doing for a long time but never got around to. Once I finally made my first batch and tested it out, I was smitten by just how simple and straightforward it is to make.
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What Plants Are Natural Mosquito Repellents?

What are plants that mosquitoes love to hate?There are billions of insects all over the world. Some are harmless, but some insects like mosquitoes can harm human beings. They transmit dangerous diseases like dengue, malaria, yellow fever, and encephalitis. More than one million people die every year due to mosquito-borne illnesses.
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Eminent Domain and Your Farm Property

By Gretchen Heim OlsonWe Americans have grown accustomed to convenience. Our food comes out of a box, we require instant computer connections, and we fall asleep at night in homes close to shopping, recreation and workplaces.For hobby farmers, though, that proximity may carry a heavy price: encroachment by ever expanding urban populations around us.
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