Do You Want The Best Tasting Food? Start Saving Your Seeds.

Collecting and germinating your own seed has many many benefits, and is quite easy to arrange. This enables you to breed plants that have desirable qualities, a practice known as selective breeding, and as successive crops will have been acclimatised to your particular site, each following year will provide plants that are suited a little better to your specific conditions.

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… And Then There Was Three

Both girls have been carrying a calf since they arrived, so when do you think our first calf was born? Yep, that's right, when I wasn't there. But that's no panic, as Dexters are re-known for many positive attributes, one being easy birthing. And further details about Dexters can be found in my earlier post Sustainable Cattle Called Dexter.

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What’s the Hottest Stuff For Natural Pest Control?

The technique is relevant to developed countries seeking alternatives to banned synthetic pesticides such as methyl-bromide, as well as poor farmers in developing countries who often have few alternatives for controlling serious diseases in their crops

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Forums and Yahoo Groups – a fun way to tap a huge knowledge base

there's much to be gained by communicating with a whole range of people all over the world who are doing similar things to you. The format allows you to ask what you think are the most basic questions without fear of ridicule, knowing that someone out there has an answer.

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