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How to Grow Sunchokes

One of the easiest perennial tuber crops to grow, sunchokes are widely adaptable to a variety of climates and soils.  Selections are based on flavor, texture, ease of cleaning and harvest as well as yield. Here are a few tips to help grow this species and keep your planting productive year after year. Spacing Requirements:  …

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Perennial Solutions to Annual Problems

One of the constant challenges when faced with any horticultural endeavor is finding ways to eliminate or greatly reduce plants that are competing with your crop plant. Here are a few examples of ways to enhance what nature has already done: companion planting with perennials, tree and shrub crops where mutual coexistence is an advantage. …

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New to YouTube: How to Plant a Tree

Our YouTube channel continues to grow.  Planting a tree is easy.  Yet finding ways to make it easier and more successful has been a life long mission of mine.  Is this tree going to survive or am I just digging another hole in the ground? Watch this  video and see how we do it in our …

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New Website, New Blog, Same Oikos.

How busy we have been this year– from working on our barn, to beefing up the catalogue, to managing a busy planting and shipping season.

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The Legacy of the American Chestnut

It was only by accident that I found an American chestnut tree one summer …