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Beginning with the basics, seasoned beekeepers Daniel and Samantha Johnson answer all of a prospective beekeeper's questions on how to set up, care for, and harvest your very own bee colonies. With the help of this comprehensive DIY guide, raising bees can be an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime for gardeners, crafters and cooks everywhere.
A honeybee hive produces much more than honey; it also produces pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom. And humans have found uses for all these products. The Benevolent Bee will describe how and why the bees make these products, how they've been used by humans throughout the ages, and how beekeepers harvest the products. It will also present simple do-it yourself recipes for using the products in health and wellness, body care, nutrition, and craft. Beekeeper, herbalist, and artist Stephanie Bruneau explores six amazing products of the honeybee hive--honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom. Learn how to make a salve for burns and a cough syrup from raw honey; how to make a tincture, an infused oil, and a mouthwash from propolis, the anti-bacterial "bee glue" that lines the inside of the hive; and much more.
A garden irrigation system and planting grid, in one!
• Pre-assembled to save time
• Grid layout and spacing guide for easy planting
• Surrounding streams ensure all plants get water
From drip irrigation to full-stream watering, the Garden Grid provides fully adjustable water flow and equal, square planting sections. This approach allows you to plant evenly, efficiently, and simply.
Traditional garden irrigation systems, such as drip lines and soaker hoses, are messy and can take hours to set up. Traditional planting grids lay in your garden during planting and don’t serve a purpose afterward. The Garden Grid watering system is neat and gentle on your plants, and it doesn’t require any cutting or measuring of materials, nor gluing or perforating. In fact, it doesn’t require any tools at all! Ready to use in minutes, the Garden Grid is built to last and brings the word “simple” back to gardening.
Due to COVID-19, please allow 3-5 weeks for shipping. Only available for shipment to continental US addresses.
The book goes on to give a thorough course in the origins of more than 30 different honeys as well as step-by-step instructions on how to taste honey, describe its flavor and determine what other flavors will pair best with it. Also included are simple recipes such as dressings, marinades, beverages and quick-and-easy desserts.
Inspired by European intensive growers, The New Organic Grower, 30th Anniversary Edition offers an approachable and productive form of farming that has proven to work well for the Earth and its stewards for centuries. Gardeners working on 2.5 acres or less will find this book especially useful, as it offers proof that small-scale market growers and serious home gardeners can live good lives close to the land and make a profit at the same time. The New Organic Grower is ideal for young farmers just getting started or gardeners seeking to expand into a more productive enterprise.
New information has been included in this edition to showcase the new tools and techniques that Coleman has been developing during the last 35 years.
Ever sit on a bucket? This handy, sturdy stool turns your average 3.5-, 5-, or 6-gallon bucket into a comfortable place to sit, and you still have access to the bucket. So, if you are working in the garden, place picked produce or pulled weeds right into the bucket. Catch a fish and put it in the bucket. Wild pitch? Grab another ball ... all while seated.
Keep hunting gear, detailing supplies, tools, or refreshments right in the bucket, which can double as a seat or side table. When you are done, flip the stool over and use it as a lid (so you have a free hand to carry gear). Whether you like to garden, hunt, fish, camp, tailgate, play sports, take on home projects, or just need a comfy place to sit, you'll love the Original Bucket Stool. It’s a place to sit, where your stuff can fit.
In The Small-Scale Cheese Business (originally published as The Farmstead Creamery Advisor in 2010), respected cheesemaker, instructor and speaker Gianaclis Caldwell walks would-be producers through the many, and often confusing, steps and decisions they will face when considering a career in this burgeoning cottage industry. This book fills the gap that exists between the pasture and cheese plate. It goes far beyond issues of caring for livestock and basic cheesemaking, explaining business issues.
The Thinking Beekeeper is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them.
This tomato press separates seeds and skins from soft fruits and vegetables. This strainer is your best friend for home canning and making pasta. Use it to make apple sauce, tomato purees, fresh juices, salsa, baby food, jam, and more!
The extra-large-capacity hopper holds approximately one gallon. The suction cup mounting keeps the tomato press in place on your countertop. In addition, a C-clamp is included with your purchase for additional mounting options. Safely apply extra pressure with the included stomper.
Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.
The Tomato Tower trains your tomato plants to grow vertical instead of horizontal by weaving the plant through the support rings. When your tomato plant grows, just add a support ring or adjust the height of the pole (up to 6 feet tall)! This is the perfect replacement to flimsy tomato cages that always fall over.
This vacuum sealer is perfect for gardeners and home harvesters. With a roll cutter and built-in storage for the vacuum sealer bags, storing your meats and produce is easier than ever. Simply cut the bag to the size you need to fit your produce or meat and seal it! This vacuum sealer features a 110-watt motor, 22-inch HG vacuum strength, a port for vacuum canisters, and easy-to-use controls for pressure duration. Plus, it includes 6 1-quart bags, 4 1-gallon bags, and one 11’’ x 20 ft. roll for making custom sizes.
Got weeds? Let your drill do the work.
Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal tool that spins out weeds at the root.
It's fast and fun to use. There's no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty!
What is it, exactly?
• Use Weed Spinner with your cordless electric drill (drill not included)
• 33-inch-long forged steel shaft
• The end that goes into your drill features three flat surfaces to stay firmly in the drill's chuck
• Innovative design features a forged pointed tip to pierce sod, hardscape, and clay soils
• Works on most any surface where weeds grow (lawns, gardens, sod, hardscape, loose rock, and more)
• Easy on your back and knees
• Eco-friendly and chemical-free
• Aerates and tills
• Invented and patented by Vern Ader, a retired teacher and gardener
How does it work?
• Insert the Weed Spinner shaft into the chuck of your drill.
• Point the tip into the ground next to the weed's main center stalk, then pull the drill's trigger for a few seconds and push down slightly. A slight angle works best.
• For safety and a better result, don’t start the drill until the Weed Spinner is properly placed.
• Your Weed Spinner will usually pull the roots out along with the weed.
• If your Weed Spinner hits a large rock or large root, it’s possible for the drill to jerk suddenly. If this is a concern, use a drill that has a second side handle for stability.
• Weeds may become wrapped around the Weed Spinner. If they don't fall off on their own when the drill is raised up, put the drill in reverse and spin for a few seconds to unwind the weeds. With the drill off, they can be removed by hand.
• The Weed Spinner isn’t recommended for caliche, calcrete, hardpan, or duricrust sedimentary soils. Heavy clay soils may bog the drill.