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Fertilizer Destroys Plant Microbiome’s Ability To Protect Against Disease…

A new study of the role microbial communities play on the leaves of plants suggests that fertilizing crops may make them more susceptible to disease. UC Berkeley biologists found that spraying tomatoes with microbes from healthy tomatoes protected them from disease-causing bacteria, but that fertilizing the tomatoes beforehand negated the protection, leading to an increase […]

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26 Wild Mushrooms You Can Forage For & Eat…

In this video, “Old Man Of The Woods” filmed 26 Late Summer – Early Fall wild edible mushrooms in Northeast North America, including some rarely consumed ones. Please note that this video by no means intends to be a field guide for wild mushroom hunting. It is more of an introduction to wild mushroom hunting […]

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Nebraska Retiree Uses The Earths Heat To Grow Oranges In The Snow…

Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F (the record low is -40°F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grows oranges in his backyard greenhouse without paying for heat. Instead, he draws on the earth’s stable temperature (around 52 degrees in his region) to grow warm weather produce – citrus, figs, pomegranates – in the […]

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Growing “No Dig” Potatoes From Seed To Harvest…

See the whole process of growing “no dig” potatoes from sowing to “earthing up” to harvest, by pulling not digging. Potato plants easily root into undisturbed, no dig soil, while developing potatoes need soft, surface material to grow in. It’s often assumed that potatoes just won’t grow in soil that has not been thoroughly loosened, […]

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How Trees Secretly Talk To Each Other In The Forest…

What do trees talk about? In the Douglas fir forests of Canada, see how trees “talk” to each other by forming underground symbiotic relationships – called mycorrhizae – with fungi to relay stress signals and share resources with one another. Check it out below… If you like this idea, be sure to share it with your […]

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