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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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Backyard Aquaponics As A Self-Sustaining Farm In Suburban LA…

Scott Henley wanted to prove he could turn the backyard of his modest Pasadena (Los Angeles) home into a working farm. To turn his 8000-square-foot backyard into a productive farm, Henley turned to aquaponics – a combination of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics: “This is a very efficient way to grow things in a small […]

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Quick-Maturing Plants: 5 Fast Growing Vegetables To Try…

As vegetables are harvested, gaps will inevitably appear in your garden. However, leaving bare soil exposes your garden to weeds and can make it more prone to erosion, plus it means your garden isn’t being as productive as it could be. Fill those gaps with quick-growing vegetables and you can sneak in a useful extra […]

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Nebraska Retiree Uses Earth’s 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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