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7 Books Aimed at Helping Hobby Farmers

These selections cover areas including chickens, vegetable crops, container gardening, women hobby farmers, homesteading and aquaponics.

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4 Uses for Rocks and Stones on Your Farm

Rocks are generally a nuisance on farms, but if you have lots of them around, why not embrace that fact and put them to good use? Here are some ideas.

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8 Crops that Can Survive a Little Frost

Crops such as kale, collards, turnips and even certain types of lettuce can survive—and even improve—with frost, so they’re ideal for fall and winter planting.

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Late-season Butterfly Flowers for Your Garden

Late-season butterfly flowers are critical to the health of these important pollinators. The nectar they provide helps the insects survive the winter. Here are some great plants for the job.

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8 Great Soil Amendments for Your Garden

Many of these items can go in your compost, but spot application where they are most needed in your soil can provide more benefits to your plants.