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A helpful resource for those looking to grow a meaningful percentage of the food they eat

Thinking of starting a garden? Or actively farming in order to source a meaningful percentage of your own food? This group is full of information, insights and knowledgable daily discussion to help you succeed.

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LynnFogwell
By LynnFogwell on Sun, Mar 17, 2019 - 11:31pm

Trick to beat a Spring freeze

I live in Raleigh, NC and I am busy with my greenhouse and aquaponics in the spring. Every spring there are a few nights where we will get a good freeze and I need to shut off my outdoor faucets (sillcocks). You must shut off the faucet AND disconnect the hose - to make sure no water remains in the faucet housing. I used to use 'quick connects' to the faucet, but I would always need to release the water pressure before I could remove the hose. This involved shutting off the faucet, opening the hose nozzle, and finally releasing the quick connect (i.e not so quick).

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