Spring

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9 Edible Wildflowers of Spring

Early season harvest
Friday, February 24, 2017, 1:39 PM

With warmer temps approaching, you will be able to discover and use fresh wildflowers as part of your diet.  Here are 9 great additions to keep an eye out for.

https://www.wildedible.com/9-edible-wildflowers-spring

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7 Winter Projects You’ll Thank Yourself For This Spring

Use your winter downtime to do things around the homestead
Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:01 PM

A list of projects and tasks that make great use of your dark and cold winter hours. Get ready for warmer days and be prepared for the next growing season.

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/7-winter-projects-youll-thank-yourself-for-this-spring-4/

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Photo by Don Becker, USGS

10 Tips to Prepare for Spring Flooding

Prepping for heavy rains and snowmelt
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 4:44 PM

Great tips to keep you safe and secure when heavy spring rains start to come down and flooding can create emergency situations.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-10-tips-prepare-spring-flooding

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Planting Asparagus

How to get your first aparagus patch in place
Friday, January 17, 2014, 2:58 PM

Asparagus is one of my favorite garden plants. It is the first vegetable to harvest in the spring, it’s perennial, and it tastes great. What more could you ask for?

Most people establish an asparagus patch with bare-root asparagus plants. It is best to plant in early spring as soon as the soil is warm enough to work. I would not harvest any asparagus spears the first season. Just let it grow, and cut it back in the late fall when the ferns go brown. You should be able to harvest the following spring. The herbs caraway and basil make nice companions. I will be seeding in caraway amongst the patch in mid-April and basil after the fear of frost has past. (Video at the bottom of the article) » Read more

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Photo: Phil Williams

How to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees

Getting ready for bare root tree planting season
Friday, January 10, 2014, 12:21 PM

What is a bare root tree?

A bare root tree is just like it sounds. It comes with the tree, roots, and no soil. This is extremely beneficial to online shippers, as it makes the trees extremely light to ship. I received three trees from Adams County Nursery that weighed less than ten pounds all together. I would not buy bare root trees from a big box store, as it is hard to know how they have been cared for. It is best to buy direct from the grower if possible. I have had good luck with the trees from Adams County Nursery. » Read more

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Sprouting Seeds Indoors

Sprouting Seeds Indoors

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