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Starting Seeds for Your Vegetable Garden
When starting vegetables from seed, it’s important to provide appropriate amounts of light and moisture.

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Planting your vegetables in straw bales may be the perfect solution to poor soil quality.

Growing Your Own Vegetables in a Backyard Garden
With a simple backyard garden, growing your own vegetables is a sustainable and valuable practice. 




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Making Molasses on the Family Farm

A Missouri woman recalls making molasses from sugar cane as a cash crop for her family farm.
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