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Curing bacon at home

Farmer Grant explains how easy it is to cure your own bacon. We will be cold smoking this pork belly after curing for two weeks, but if you don't have access to a smoker, no problem. Cured, unsmoked bacon is great, too! We have a few pieces of pork belly still available (frozen) from [...]

By | 2016-12-19T23:25:38+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Farm products, Products, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Curing bacon at home

Indoor Gardening 101 by E. Vinje

Indoor Gardening 101 By E. Vinje When the winter blahs set in and your dreaming of fresh greens from your summer garden, consider growing indoors. Not only do plants cleanse your household air (read about Greens That Clean) and improve the aesthetics of any indoor space, they can provide your family with a wealth of yummy, [...]

By | 2016-12-02T00:14:02+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Grow, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Indoor Gardening 101 by E. Vinje

Cool Tips for Hot Weather Brewing

Make Me Sweat! Cool Tips for Hot-Weather Brewing Author:  Chris Colby  Issue: Summer 2001, Brew-Your-Own Magazine You don't have to quit homebrewing when the weather gets hot. Cool tips, practical advice and a surefire recipe for summertime brew sessions. For centuries, brewing was a seasonal activity. Beer was brewed in the colder months and [...]

By | 2016-12-02T00:14:02+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Brew, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cool Tips for Hot Weather Brewing

You Can Plant Late-Summer Vegetables Now

You can plant late-summer vegetables now Broccoli is among the easiest cole crops to grow in fall. (Photo by Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter) Tomatoes provide an abundance of fruit during the cool fall season. (Photo by Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter) For Release On 08/07/15 By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist August is a transitional time [...]

By | 2016-12-02T00:14:02+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Grow, Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Can Plant Late-Summer Vegetables Now

Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms coming to New Orleans December 5th

Laughing Buddha Nursery has confirmed the date of December 5th 2015 for Daniel Salatin of Polyface www.polyfacefarms.com www.facebook.com/Polyfacefarm to come to the Deep South or, more correctly, the Northern Caribbean to share with us Polyface's strategies.  Laughing Buddha Nursery (Local Cooling Farms project) and Bonnie Blue Farms are sponsoring the event. Details will follow, but for [...]

By | 2016-01-29T20:07:12+00:00 August 8th, 2015|Grow, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms coming to New Orleans December 5th

Cloning by Kelley Ryan of Hydrofarm

Hydrofarm’s Kelley Ryan shares with us how best to play The Game of Clones. And win. I’m sure you’ve heard experienced growers refer to their “mother plants.” This term relates to cloning (making cuttings), and you might be interested in the whys and hows of it all. Mother WHAT? A mother plant is a plant [...]

By | 2016-12-02T00:14:02+00:00 August 8th, 2015|Grow, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cloning by Kelley Ryan of Hydrofarm

Layering in Soils by LSU AgCenter

Layering in Soils by LSU AgCenter This phrase is especially true for sand-based sports areas but applies to any soil profile as well: heavy soil with sand layers or sands with clay layers. Remember, the primary reason that sand is used as a root zone medium is that the particles naturally resist compaction. The second [...]

By | 2016-12-02T00:14:02+00:00 December 27th, 2014|Grow, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Layering in Soils by LSU AgCenter

Introducing the Hungry Bin Worm Farm (in stock @ LBN soon)

Hungry Bin Worm Farm- Approximately 50% of the waste stream in Western cities is organic waste, most of which is food waste. Approximately 50% of the waste stream in Western cities is organic waste, most of which is food waste. In most Western cities food waste makes up almost half of the waste stream. Food [...]

By | 2016-01-29T21:39:32+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Grow, Products, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introducing the Hungry Bin Worm Farm (in stock @ LBN soon)

Home Made Hydroponic System by Gordon Creaser

The Hydroponic Home(made) Unit by Gordon Creaser After designing and building so many large commercial hydroponic systems throughout the world, it's often a nice change of pace to create small hobby systems for home use. They're fun to make and even more fun to use and observe. And of course, when filled with a variety [...]

By | 2016-01-28T19:10:12+00:00 October 7th, 2014|Grow, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Home Made Hydroponic System by Gordon Creaser

Fall is Ideal Time for Vegetable Gardening by NOLA.COM

For gardeners who enjoy producing home grown vegetables, fall is the ideal time of year for vegetable gardening. Many people think of gardening in the spring because of the warm weather, but more often than not, it actually is easier to grow vegetables in Louisiana during the fall months. That's because insect and disease pressure [...]

By | 2016-12-02T00:14:02+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Grow, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fall is Ideal Time for Vegetable Gardening by NOLA.COM