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American Pokeweed
  This time we are talking about American Pokeweed. At one time this was a heavily eaten plant. So much so that companies actually commercially canned pokeweed. The Allen company canned a lot of poke. I tried to find a photo of the old cans that I could leg...

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Direct Sow, Seed Starts, or Buying Transplants
  Today we are going to talk about the pros and cons of direct sow, seed starts, and buying transplants. Each have their own strong points and weeknesses. They vary on cost as well as time to harvest. Which is best for you? You will have to make that decisi...

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A Passion for Teaching
  What makes a person create content to share to the world? What energizes a person to share the stories of their life, their views and belief systems? Is it profit? Ego? I mean think about it. It takes a lot of time and effort for someone tho to edit photo...

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Wild Edible and Herbal Plants: Cattails
  Cattails are awesome and have lots of uses. Tender shoots and stalks can be eaten. Seed heads can be eaten and are similar to corn. Roots can be processed and used as a flour or a flour extender.   Mature heads can be used as a tender, heads can be soaked...

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Microclimates on the Homestead
Lots of things cause micro climates on the homestead. Trees, terrain, even building create little areas where the climate is a little different. In some cases the difference is a lot more than you would expect. In this video we talk about microclimates on m...

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Wild Edibles Wednesday: Lambsquarters
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Wild Edibles Wednesday: Blackberry
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Wild Edibles Wednesday: Queen Anne's Lace or Wild Carrot
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Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain
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Wild Edibles Wednesday: Dove's Foot Geranium
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