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How To Protect Your Plants This Winter!

October 21st, 2013

With winter fast approaching and forecasted colder than average temperatures, not necessarily accompanied by insulating snow and life-giving moisture, it's time to be thinking about how you can protect the considerable investment you've made in your landscape. First, it helps to know what types of plants you have. If you have a yard full of […]

Fill Your Pantry with Dried Vegetables

October 17th, 2013

Dehydrated (dried) vegetables are simply thatvegetables that have been dried, either using heat, the sun or air, and then packaged. They are easily RE-hydrated by placing in boiling water for 2 minutes and then can be incorporated into your favorite recipes. You can use them dry, right out of the package in soups or stews, […]

How to Control the Spotted Wing Drosophila

October 16th, 2013

Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is working its way across the country, and it's one of the most recent and largest infestations occurring in Indiana. A type of vinegar fly first believed to have reared its ugly head in California, probably a hitchhiker on imports from Japan, this pernicious pest has effectively expanded its population and […]

Organic Lawn Care Part 2

October 15th, 2013

Soil Amendments Now that you've read how to test your soil in part 1, you'll know exactly what your lawn needs to be at its best. Generally people add fertilizer, but before we discuss that, let's take a look at a couple of soil amendments that will help to adjust the pH of your soil […]

How to Grow Barberry Sunjoy Cinnamon Plants

October 14th, 2013

Here are some easy tips on how to grow Barberry Sunjoy Cinnamon Plants: These colorful, easy to care for shrubs do well in average, well-draining soil. They have normal water needs, and do best in a sunny spot. These shrubs offer a long-lasting, three-season display of eye-catching color. Description: This yard and garden standout is […]

How to Remove Urine Smell from a Mattress

October 10th, 2013

How many times have you tried to remove a urine smell from a mattress? There's no need to be embarrassed. We know there are many reasons for this to happen: Pets The Elderly Children/Grandchildren Illness Incontinence And now there is something that really works. Really, really works! It is even utilized by pest removal experts […]

How to Grow Coreopsis Plants

October 9th, 2013

Here are some easy tips on how to grow Coreopsis plants: Loosen average, well-drained soil to a depth of 12-15 in. Add 2-4 in. compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot.  The top of the root ball should be level with the soil. Fill in the hole and tamp down to eliminate […]

Shelf Life of Canned Meats

October 7th, 2013

First, you should take note that we are talking about the shelf life of commercially canned meat, in particular, our Grabill Country Meats, which we consider to be the highest quality canned meats you can buy. We only carry this one brand of canned meat for a reasonbecause we think it has the best flavor […]

Organic Fall Lawn Care: Part 1

October 2nd, 2013

Want a beautiful lawn? We're going to tell you how to do it, and if you use the organic methods we recommend, you'll also end up with healthy soil. Plus you'll help maintain the balance of nature downstream by not contributing to the problem of pesticide and fertilizer runoff. So, let's take a look at […]

How to Grow Heliotrope Plants

October 1st, 2013

Here are some easy tips for how to grow Heliotrope plants: These annual plants like a rich, loamy soil and six hours of full sun each day. Put plants in a hole twice the size of the root ball, to the depth of the soil mark on stem. Fill with organic matter, tamp down, then […]