Whether you keep a small kitchen garden filled with delicious herbs or have several acres of heirloom vegetables and orchard trees at your disposal, the crops you grow are an integral part of your hobby farm. With these plants, you'll be able to feed your family and maybe even the community. In this section, you'll find growing information on all kinds of crops, from farm staples, like heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn, to more eclectic crops, like boutique pumpkins and unusual alliums. Read More »
When it comes to growing produce on your farm, the number of growing techniques can seem endless and can depend on a number of factors, from your hardiness zone to your soil pH to the bugs (both good and bad) that live in your area. The best path to a successful harvest often requires trial and error. For help determining the perfect growing method for your farm, turn to this section full of farming and gardening guides. You'll find how-to articles, introductions to alternative growing methods, tips for managing weeds and diseases, and so much more. Read More »
Without bees, your farm crops would not be successful. Not only do bees provide the pollination needed for your garden vegetables and fruits to thrive, they also produce a delicious byproduct: honey. Unfortunately, bees are in a state of crisis; farmers are battling colony collapse disorder, the mysterious disease that has killed millions of bees worldwide. In this section, find the beekeeping information you need to help bees survive, as well as other important information related to other pollinators, such as bats and butterflies. Read More »
As a hobby farmer, your days are chock-full of barn chores, farmhouse maintenance and more. Sometimes it can be difficult to keep your to-do list straight! Luckily, Hobby Farms is here to help. Below, find seasonal gardening checklists to keep your crop production running smoothly all year long. Just print them off, and you're ready to get to work.
Who says pies have to be sweet? Ham, asparagus and dill combine in this simple and savory egg pie, perfect for using up some of the extra bounty from your garden and coop. More»
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