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3 Ways to Grow 6 Species of Mushrooms on Your Homestead

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3 Ways to Grow 6 Species of Mushrooms on Your Homestead

Mushroom Cultivation with Sawdust Spawn Sawdust Spawn works well with the Log Method, Stump Method, and Totem Method (described below) Tools of the trade: to inoculate logs with sawdust spawn using the drill method you will need at least an inoculation tool (available at our online store). The angle grinder adapter, though optional, will exponentially speed up the process by turning your higher RPM angle grinder into a drill. The drill bit with stopper is manufactured specifically for mushroom cultivation and works with the angle grinder adapter. The trio of tools will make any scale log inoculation project a breeze! PICKING...

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Aronia Cultivation (Aronia melanocarpa)

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Aronia Cultivation (Aronia melanocarpa)

Aronia (black chokeberry) - Culture of Aronia for Fruit Production “chokecherries”, is a different plant.HistoryBlack chokeberry was imported to Russia in the 19th century. It was present in the botanical gardens in St Petersburgh in 1834, and that it has been cultivated commercially in Russia for juice and wine since the 1940s.  PropagationBlack chokeberry can be propagated from seed. Recommend fall planting of seed, or 2-3 months cold stratification. Seeds’ internal dormancy can be overcome by stratification in moist peat for 3-4 months at 32-41 degrees F before planting.Take softwood cuttings in late May-early June, to be rooted in well...

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Elaeagnus angustifolia

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Elaeagnus angustifolia

Elaeagnus angustifolia is commonly known as silver berry, oleaster, Persian olive, russian olive or wild olive, or commonly referred to as Senjid or Sinjid in Afghanistan and Senjed in Iran, is a species of Elaeagnus, native to western and central Asia, Afghanistan, from southern Russia and Kazakhstan to Turkey and Iran. It is now also widely established in North America as an introduced species.  The Elaeagnus family is often categorized as a problem with escaping cultivation in the United States.  If you live in CT, CO, or NM is is likely against the rules to grow it.  East of the Mississippi it rarely escapes and is a problem. Ripe Russian Olive Fruit The health benefits are potentially remarkable. This study, published recently in the...

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Plant update for 2017

We are currently preparing our 2017 plant selections.  Most varieties will be back for next year and there will be some new choices.   SeaberryBlack LocustChestnutBearberryMulberryApricotOsage OrangeSiberian PeaServiceberry (Juneberry)Eastern Black WalnutYellowhornEastern persimmonBlack CherryBuffalo BerryGoumi / Cherry SilverberryKorean Nut Pine and more to come

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Very short video.  :-)

My business story We’re in the business of Bringing you Life a New Way Posted by Foxgreen Farms, LLC on Saturday, April 2, 2016

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