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Big Bales
When you bring the bales home, set them off the ground on wooden pallets or old tires to prevent spoilage. (It will come apart easier than you think.) Mom rolls the hay and stacks the rolls in her big-wheel feed cart.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Big Bluestem Grass Information And Tips
Planting big bluestem has become an important part of erosion control on land that has been over grazed or farmed. The clumping grass assumes a reddish hue in fall when it dies back until it resumes growth in spring.This perennial grass is found in dry...
Ohio
Willoughby
Asparagus Spears
Chopped, it can delicately flavor a spring risotto: Add 2-inch, uncooked pieces to the rice with white wine and good Parmesan. Read more of The Hungry Locavore » Tags asparagus spears , Judith Hausman , locally grown , recipe
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Asparagus.. A Spear Among Vegetables
Asparagus is an extremely good vegetable both for its ease in growing and harvesting as well as for its nutritional value. Do not harvest any spears that grow the first season allow all of them to turn brown and trim them away with the weeds and browned...
California
El Segundo
Big Leaves, Big Impact
Large leafed plants can look unique, tropical and add a striking flair to any garden. The plant can handle full sun with enough water but can also grow well in full shade. Traditional preparation involves salting and soaking in warm water prior to cooking...
California
El Segundo
What Are Hay Bales For?
Hay is simply the cut down grass and other plants in fields that are gathered together in bundles, either square or round. Halloween displays in a lawn may include hay bales; scarecrows are sometimes used sitting on a hay bale around Halloween or Thanksgiving.
California
Santa Monica
Straw Bale Greenhouse Building Plans
For load-bearing construction, only the foundation needs to be done at this stage. Straw-bale walls are remarkably strong, provide better fire resistance, help alleviate sick building syndrome usually associated with offices and use a renewable resource...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Starting A Straw Bale Garden: How To Plant Straw Bale Garden Beds
Growing plants in a straw bale garden can be further elevated by locating the bales in a raised bed. Learning how to plant straw bale garden beds, on the ground or in a raised bed offers easy access to those who should not bend.Purchase bales of straw...
Ohio
Willoughby
Big Beef Tomato
Sunlight requirements: Full sun (A minimum of six to eight hours per day is ideal.) Water requirements: A minimum of 1 inch per week—water the root zone as needed and keep foliage dry to deter foliar diseases.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
The Big Soup
Then lay out bowls of garnish on the table: grated cheese, pesto, roasted garlic cloves, anchovies, diced black olives and homemade garlic croutons. The last-minute finesse is the herbs : I always seem to have plenty of forlorn basil to tear into the...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Garden With Hay Bales
The bale will become hot as the straw begins to compost, but the straw should cool down and be ready for planting by the 12th or 14th day.Sprinkle 1 cup of a balanced granular fertilizer with a ratio of 10-10-10 or 12-12-12 over the top of the bale on...
California
Santa Monica
The Red Spear-Tip Fungus Mushroom Found in Mulch
She would burn them all in order to protect the "morals of the maids" in their employ.The elegant stinkhorn may not be as elegant as a rose, but it does entertain.The dog stinkhorn (Mutinus caninus) might also be found growing in your mulch.
California
Santa Monica
How to Grow Strawberries in Hay Bales
As the bales continue to decompose, they hold more water and retain it for a longer period. Make sure your strawberry bed is near a water source, since you'll be watering often.Place a layer of black plastic on the ground where you'd like your strawberry...
California
Santa Monica
My Asparagus Is Too Thin: Causes For Thin Asparagus Spears
The ferns that grow from the crown aren't simply waste material to cut down, they need to be allowed to grow so your asparagus can recharge its batteries. Vegetable gardeners are the lucky ones.
Ohio
Willoughby
4 Tips for Safe & Efficient Hay Baling
I bale hay on my northern Wisconsin farm every summer , so here are a few tips to make the baling days proceed as smoothly as possible. But it is difficult, especially if you produce the small square bales that are so convenient for many hobby farmers.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Cucumbers and Big Wasps
I've seen seeing a bunch of big wasps in the garden lately. They seem like the same wasps we had in Las Vegas, but they are actually the European Hornet, Vespa crabro , which has been introduced to the U.S., mostly on the eastern half of the country.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Plant Potatoes in Straw Bales
Potatoes provide important protein, vitamins and minerals, and can be grown in any climate and at any altitude. There is no need to dig into the ground.Cover the potato row(s) with at least 6 inches of straw.
California
Santa Monica
Growing White Asparagus
When the shoot tips starts to poke out the top of the pipe, lift the pipe and cut the spear. Tags Dirt On Gardening More Growing Tips Do not try to blanch asparagus shoots until the plants are at least 3 years old.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Composting Hay: Learn How To Compost Hay Bales
Fill the middle of the square with all the materials to compost. If you are planning to use the compost for landscaping, this won't be a problem, but these herbicides affect some food crops badly.Test your finished compost by grabbing a trowel full in...
Ohio
Willoughby
Q&A With Straw-Bale Builder Andrew Morrison
Tamra Hamblin Ratieta AM: The biggest enemy of straw bale construction is damage caused from moisture. What are the benefits? If talking about the building itself, then I would say that the ability of the bale walls to be shaped and sculpted is my favorite...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Big Bend Yucca Care – How To Grow Big Bend Yucca Plants
Thereafter, yucca plants are drought tolerant and need water only occasionally during hot, dry periods.Fertilizer is rarely necessary, but if you think the plant needs a boost, provide a balanced, time-release fertilizer in spring.
Ohio
Willoughby
4 Reasons to Start a Hay-Bale Garden
Most of the weeds in your bale will be grass or grain starts that are super-easy to pull out of the decaying hay matrix. Need some convincing to start a garden with hay bales? Weeding Is Minimal If you feel that weeding your garden on a weekly basis is...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
What Flowers Have Big Blooms?
They can also make excellent choices for cut flowers and centerpiece bouquets and work well in window boxes and planters.The amaryllis (Amaryllis belladonna) is an ornamental flower that is popular around Christmas.
California
Santa Monica
Farm Business: Big Picture Farm
Once we got there, it was really important for us to pay our employees living wages, and that was also exciting to be able to do. When we first started farming we wanted to do everything—the whole gamut of animals and vegetables and baking and farmers...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How Big Do Azaleas Grow?
Large azaleas may reach more than 10 feet tall, whereas smaller varieties may only reach a maximum height of 12 inches.Azaleas are a part of the rhododendron genus and are identified between the rhododendron by their leaf shape and the numbers of stamens...
California
Santa Monica
Ligularia - Big, Bold and Beautiful!
Dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford'I would like to thank doss, hczone6, kell and mrporl for the use of their lovely pictures which helped complete this article. Palmatiloba, P. Some other Ligularia species/selections include L.
California
El Segundo
The Big Mistake: Creeping Charlie
Sound bounces off mountains, and when there is thunder it is much louder than it is in the flatlands. You can call it ground ivy, or you might call it cat's foot. I noticed last fall when I was raking leaves that charlie had crept down along the eastern...
California
El Segundo
Big uses for garden microclimates
And don't forget that frost flows downhill and nestles in that little dip that otherwise seems perfectly protected.If you have a spot where you're determined to push your zone, Ms. Randhava suggested testing the soil first.
California
El Segundo
Big worms with scary teeth
This proved quite effective and our tedious task progressed with increased speed.Several hot, sweaty and sometimes frustrating hours later daylight was fading; we had collected about twenty-five caterpillars and I was ready to call it a day.
California
El Segundo