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15 Tips For Growing Your Best Beets Ever

Home /Crops /15 Tips For Growing Your Best Beets EverPHOTO: Jessica WalliserBeets may be humble, but they sure are mighty. Packed with fiber, potassium, folic acid and manganese, these roots have been a staple crop since before the Roman Empire, though our modern, orb-shaped roots weren’t developed until the 15th century.
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5 Weeds to Leave in Your Garden

PHOTO: Jessica WalliserGood weeds. These two words together create what might seem to be the single biggest oxymoron in the gardening world. Weeds, good? How can that be? They compete with our crops for sunlight, water and nutrients; they invade our perennial beds; they creep into our lawns, our walkways and our groundcovers.
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Feed Conversion Efficiency: Bacon Pigs Vs. Lard Pigs

Home /Animal Care /Feed Conversion Efficiency: Bacon Pigs Vs. Lard PigsPHOTO: Amanda Slater/FlickrUpon entry into the pig-purchasing arena, today’s new and prospective hog farmers are met with a kid-in-candy-store scenario: The slow food movement, along with a surge of interest in heritage breeds, has made buying starter pigs a venture worthy of some study and forethought.
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Do You Need Lawn Irrigation?

Joseph has had a lawn and irrigation business in Florida for almost a decade and enjoys sharing his landscaping tips. Lawn irrigation has become a much more popular addition to new homes. The luxury of not having to worry about the health of your lawn and flower beds is an attractive benefit that many home buyers look for when deciding on a new home.
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Convert an Old Caravan Into a Studio or Playroom

Quilter, painter, and gadget queen Jan T. loves all things creative. Here are her ideas for turning your caravan into a work of art. Do You Need More Room to Work or Play?Expanding hobbies or growing children seem to take up more and more living space in our homes, so why not build an outdoor studio space or a playroom in the garden?
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Chicks for Profit: Launch a Custom Hatching Business

PHOTO: ShutterstockNext to chicken math, incubatoritis is the most common affliction amongst backyard flock owners. The main symptom—a severe need to hatch endless clutches of chicks—usually recurs every three weeks. Other telltale signs include an acute craving for downy cuddles and an unstoppably itchy photo-trigger finger.
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