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Chickens All Year

You already know the unique farm-type stores in Rapid City that sell chickens and ducks and other sources of live animal food.  It's one of the rites of spring. Runnings and Tractor Supply both make them available, but call around for others--and to find out how long they'll be available.  

Gardening and chickens share a common lineage, a survival instinct involving the importance of food.  True, you can buy anything you want to eat at the local grocery store, but what if the trucks stopped rolling?  It really wouldn't take much to upset our just-in-time restocking of shelves.  

Having fresh vegetables in the backyard garden means that a family won't go hungry right away, but fresh eggs and chicken meat will be welcomed.  Yes, gardening and raising chickens can just be about aesthetics, but did you ever try eating art off your wall?   more

 

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6 Delicious Edibles You Can Grow Indoors All Winter

 

Most homes are heated to a comfortably warm temperature range of 65 to 75F during winter. This is ideal for growing many vegetables, so the winter cold is not as much of an issue here as low-light conditions. Your choice would be limited unless you provide sufficient grow lights to imitate the sunny outdoors.

    As a general rule, leafy vegetables can manage with much less light than root vegetables. Fruiting vegetables such as tomatoes and eggplants need more light to ensure a good yield.

 

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