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  1. Potato Season Recap & How We Store Our Potatoes

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  2. How to Prepare Seed Potatoes the STC Way

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  3. Planting Potatoes the STC Way.

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  4. Justin Wiley’s “Ruth Stout” Garden Part 2

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  5. Hello Future Gardeners!

    Hello future gardeners!

    Have you ever thought to yourself, “I don’t have the space, time, or equipment to grow a productive garden”? If you have, then trust me you are not alone. Looking at beautiful gardens in books, magazines, and videos can be encouraging, but for the beginning gardener it can make the hope of growing a beautiful garden seem like a daunting and unachievable task. For some of us, we have dismissed the idea of gardening all together because we feel we are unequipped to handle the task, or that we don’t have the time to maintain a garden properly. I hope to dispel some of these ideas in this post and future post. In these post I will be discussing the Ruth Stout method of gardening and how my wife and I have implemented this method on our small parcel of land. It is my prayer that through these post you are encouraged to finally try your hand at gardening.

    The method of gardening we use was invented around 1920 by none other than the “Mulch Queen” herself, Ruth Stout. She realized that by mulching her garden using straw or hay, she limited the amount of feeding, and weeding, she had to do to her garden. Therefore limiting the amount of time and physical labor she had to invest to maintain her garden bed. This is achieved by adding a thick layer of mulch to the soil surface and allowing that mulch to breakdown and become part of the soil structure. Purposefully mulching the soil surface provides the same benefit as fallen leaves do on a forest floor. The mulch provides ground cover to prevent weeds and unwanted grass from growing, it provides brown matter to feed the organisms in the soil, and retains moisture in the summer while providing a warmer root bed in the winter. All of these benefits add up to a garden that is easier to maintain, more productive, and less time consuming for the gardener that does not have the equipment necessary to maintain a traditional row-crop garden.

    For those of y’all who do own a garden tractor, we have multiple implement options that can assist in making growing a garden less laborious, more enjoyable, and more productive. Whether you are operating a truck-patch garden, market garden, or just growing a small garden to provide fresh vegetables for your family, we have the products and know-how to help you succeed. We have several options for row-builders for building the perfect planting bed, cultivators for dealing with those pesky weeds, and planters for saving time and money while planting even the largest of patches. Give us a call today for more information!

    I hope you found this article informative and helpful. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone at 1-800-333-9143. It is my prayer that God blesses your garden this year.

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  6. Justin Wileys “Ruth Stout" Garden Part 1

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  7. Fall Gardening With Linda Stevens | 2 Week Update and Bucket Gardening

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  8. Fall Gardening with Linda Stevens | Planting Mustards? ...Turnips!

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  9. Universal Equipment Stand Installation

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  10. Customer Spotlight - 1962 Deluxe Massey

    1962 Deluxe Massey - (Just like daddy's)

    "This tractor belonged to my disabled neighbor, Al Rowland. I kept him in veggies and he let me use it for several years. I'm glad he finally decided to sell it to me before he passed, because God needs farmers too. I've owned it 41 of the 52 years its been in service, and I still use it everyday. I restored it with parts from Stevens Tractor. Thanks for the prompt service."

    - Royal Purdee

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