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how to harvest quinoa
Quinoa
Sam Ellis

How To Harvest Quinoa: A Simple Guide

Quinoa is a superfood that most homesteaders can grow for themselves. It won’t produce huge amounts of quinoa unless you have a good amount of area to dedicate to growing it. But, since quinoa isn’t the main dish most of the time, a small plot will be useful for those who are looking for the

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boiling vs baking sweet potatoes
Sweet Potato
Nicky Ellis

Healthiest Way To Cook Sweet Potatoes: A Simple Guide

Sweet potatoes (or yams) are an incredibly healthy vegetable, packed with a huge amount of vitamins and minerals. But what is the healthiest, and best, way to cook them? They are so versatile that they can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes, and there is a huge variety of different recipes that use

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health benefits of sweet potatoes
Sweet Potato
Nicky Ellis

How To Harvest Sweet Potatoes: A Simple Guide

Sweet potatoes are ready when the leaves start to turn yellow, as a general rule. They will continue to grow and flourish underground while the leaves are still green, but when the foliage starts to die back, it is a sign that your sweet potatoes are ready to be picked. You can also keep an

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when are sweet potatoes ready to harvest
Sweet Potato
Nicky Ellis

Growing Sweet Potatoes In Containers Indoors

Sweet potatoes are generally considered to be one of those sprawling, allotment or garden vegetables that need a lot of space to grow in. But did you know that you can grow them in pots or containers, indoors? Read on to find out more of this fascinating growing process, and how it can actually be

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what to do with sprouted sweet potatoes
Sweet Potato
Nicky Ellis

Are Sprouted Sweet Potatoes Safe To Eat?

Like standard potatoes, sweet potatoes will start to sprout if they are left long enough and the conditions are right. But are sprouted sweet potatoes safe to eat? Will your entire crop be wasted if a few of them start to sprout? What can you do with the sprouted ones to save them? Can you

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how to store quinoa
Quinoa
Sam Ellis

How To Store Quinoa {Best Practices}

Quinoa is a superfood that can replace or supplement other grains that you can grow on the homestead. It can be grown in a wide variety of climates and you can also purchase it in bulk to save some money for long-term food storage. But, do you know how to store quinoa? Does Quinoa Go

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what is a combine used for on a farm
Combine
Sam Ellis

What Is A Combine Used For On A Farm?

Combines are essential, complex machines that are used for harvesting many different types of grains in mass quantities. The full name of this piece of essential machinery is combine harvester, but farmers know this vital tool simply as a combine. What is a combine used for on a farm? Read on to learn more. History

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combine maintenance
Combine
Sam Ellis

Harvesting With A Combine: Frequently Asked Questions

One of the most essential machines on a larger farm is a combine harvester. It is that used for harvesting many different types of crops in large quantities. Read on to learn more about harvesting with a combine. Why Is This Machine Called A “Combine” The name, combine, is a reference to the fact that

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price of combine harvesters
Combine
Sam Ellis

How To Clean Out A Combine: Step By Step

At the end of the harvest, it’s important to give your combine a good cleaning to prevent having weed seed and vermin over winter inside your machinery. Before you put your combine away for the winter months, you must perform a complete cleaning that will give you the opportunity to locate any maintenance needs and

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how to choose the right combine harvester
Combine
Sam Ellis

How To Run A Combine: A Simple Guide

A combine is an essential time and energy saver on the farm. It takes the place of quite a bit of manpower and horsepower, but how do you drive it, and how fast can it go? In this article, we review the basic steps of combine operation and provide smart tips for boosting speed. Read

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crops combines can be used to harvest
Combine
Sam Ellis

Different Types Of Combine Harvester: How Much They Cost

A combine can be a very useful addition to your machinery set, particularly if your farm exceeds certain size and if you focus on certain crops. But what different types of combine harvester are there? In this article, we also provide specific information and tips to help you make the right choice when purchasing a

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Combines have been in use on farms in the United States since 1935
Combine
Sam Ellis

What Is A Combine & How Does It Work?

When it’s harvest season, you’ll see combines in a wide variety of crop fields all across the US. What is a combine; what do combines do; and how do they work? In this article, we discuss the ways in which this versatile machine works to streamline the harvesting process and help farmers make the most

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