[Homestead] Magazine & Garden questions
VAN DELL JORDAN
vdjor at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 31 12:53:44 EDT 2007
I'm sorry. I forgot to put the correct subject in the
--- VAN DELL JORDAN <vdjor at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Does anyone else subscribe to "Small Farm Today",
> www.smallfarmtoday.com? It is a bimonthly magazine
> oriented more to the farmer than the self sufficient
> homesteader, but has much of interest.
> They sponsor a Small Farm Trade Show & Conference in
> Columbia, Missouri each November, 1st-3rd this year.
> Features in this issue include. How to build a straw
> bale chicken house, A cornucopia of catalogs, and
> Lazy man's garden.
> That last one refers to a book: "The Ruth Stout No
> Work Garden Book". Is any one familiar with that?
> This does lead to a couple of specific questions.
> We are wanting to start a garden on our farmland.
> Since we are not able to be there ever day the thing
> that comes to mind is potatoes because they take a
> minimum of attention. Any other suggestions.
> I am attracted to the idea of a low till garden with
> lot of mulch, but any land available is covered with
> grass. I'm sure that we will need to plow and disc
> this at least the first year.
> Any information or is appreciated. Since this is my
> first garden in over 40 years I'm not afraid to be
> told I don't know what I'm doing. But if you do
> please say it gently.
> Van Dell
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