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Ask A Farmer: Smart Water Retention with Steve Pitstick

This post is sponsored by Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program and Illinois Farm Families Hey there! We’re back again talking about smart water retention practices and the use of rain barrels in urban areas. We also want to state…

Smart Water Retention Sticker showcasing We Sow We Grow and Illinois Soybean Association

How We’re Managing Water Smartly with Rain Barrels

This post is sponsored by Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program and Illinois Farm Families It’s August, and I’m thinking about rain. I know, I know, May & June saw a ridiculous amount of rain in the Midwest, and now…

How To Get Rid of Squash Bugs Naturally

Squash bugs are one of the worst pests that you can find in your garden. These pests are often found feeding not only on your pumpkin but also on your winter squash, summer squash, and cucumbers. These squash bugs…

How To Get Rid of Weeds Naturally

The task of weeding the garden is probably one of the most laborious chores every gardener needs to do, especially during hot summer days. The first few weeks of weeding can be mildly satisfying, but after a few weeks,…

Kid Friendly Gardening

Easy Tips for Gardening With Kids

Gardening is a wonderful tool to teach children many concepts while enjoying the outdoors and time together. It’s also been proven that children who experience hands-on gardening naturally will eat more fruits and veggies even if not grown in…