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Natural Farming- How to make LAB

You have read all of the benefits of using LAB in your garden, right?  If not check this out Now its time to make the secret sauce. This process is extremely simple and straightforward.  Follow these steps, and you will have 10x your harvest in no time.  You will need: 1.       Uncooked White Rice 2.       Chlorine-Free Water3.       Milk- Cow, Coconut, Goat it is your choice4.       A wide-mouth jar5.       A Bowl 6.        Cheesecloth, paper towels, a towel- something to cover the jar opening.7.       Rubberband How To Make 1.       Take a cup of rice and pour 2 cups of chlorine-free water onto...

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What is LAB? Lactic Acid Bacteria

LAB is short for Lactic Acid Bacteria.  In natural Farming, it is one of the most essential ingredients, and also one of the easiest to culture.  See lactic acid is a bacteria that is present everywhere in the air.  See, it is not one specific type of bacteria rather a group.  And this group of bacterias are the workhorses behind some of our favorite pickled products including kimchi and sauerkraut.  LAB is also responsible and used in the process of making cheese, yogurt, butter and sour cream.  Notice all of the foods listed are all said to be rich in...

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Growing Potatoes

Growing Potatoes If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it may be potatoes.  I mean, you can prepare them in so many different ways depending on your mood.  It is no wonder they are one of the most consumed crops in America and have played such a vital roll in world history.  The potatoes we eat are actually underground tubers.  “A much thickened underground part of a stem or rhizome.” (Wikipedia) Fact- potatoes originated in the Andes mountains.  Why is knowing where a crop originated important? When you know where they cam from then, you...

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Beginner Gardening Series: Gardening Zone

When you first get into gardening, you need to understand that not everything will not grow everywhere!  This concept is critical information.  Despite how much you may want to grow something most times, it is not happening.  That is because plants originated in different areas of the world and were then brought to America or other countries.  Plants are native to certain areas meaning they are adapted to perform best in certain places.  Citrus does not handle extended freezing temperatures, so you're going to have a hard time growing oranges in places like Minnesota.  To assist farmers and gardeners, the...

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Beginner Gardening Series: Chill Hours

Have you ever looked to purchase a fruit tree?  Let us take a peach, for example, google peach tree; you get hundreds of sites selling thousands of varieties.  First, you need to know your gardening zone, and what's this thing about chill hours?Chill hours are defined as any temperature below 45F.  Depending on who you talk to, some will tell you the temperatures have to be between 45-34F.  Sometimes people make things more complicated than they need to be.  Why are chill hours critical?  For some plants to produce flowers and fruit, they need a dormant period.  This dormant period...

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