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What’s The Difference Between Hybrid and Non-Hybrid Seeds?

In Small Acreage Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

At the beginning of the growing season most gardeners, simply head to their nearest garden center and pick up whatever seed packets that are being displayed on the shelf that year, or they skip the seeds and their germination altogether by purchasing seedlings and transplanting those directly into their garden. And why this works well (sometimes) during “good times” when …

Is Treated Lumber Safe for Building Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens?

I’ve received several emails from readers asking if I had built my raised vegetable garden beds using treated lumber and they then proceeded to inform me of the health risks involved with the use of treated wood in my garden if I had. One reader’s email gave a dire warning to the effect that I would surely die from the first bite of produce taken from the garden if treated lumber …