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Top 10 EcoFarming Daily Articles of 2022

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10 – How to Grow, Harvest and Use Lemon Balm

lemon balm leaves

By Jill Henderson. This article on this fragrant and flavorful culinary herb is a frequent favorite. Learn more about it and its medicinal qualities that merit it a spot in every garden. Read the full article.

9 – Sunn Hemp: Forage and Soil-building Superhero

sunn hemp in field

By Anne C. Randle. Sunn hemp possesses many soil-building traits, including high rates of biomass production — over 20 percent greater than crimson clover and hairy vetch in research trials. Read the full article.

8 – Hügelkultur Gardening

hugelkultur gardening example

By Jill Henderson. Hügelkultur (pronounced “hoogle-culture”) is German for “hill culture.” Hügelkultur entails growing crops on a raised, earthen mound that consists of a foundation of fresh or rotting logs and branches covered in layers of manure, compostable materials and soil. Read the full article.

7 – How to Produce Compost on a Large Scale

compost pile

By Malcolm Beck. Determine the best methods of setting up your large composting operation in a profitable way. Read the full article.

6 – Soil Requirements for Growing Corn


By Dr. Harold Willis. You can begin to put your soil back into good condition by stopping harmful practices and starting right ones. Read the full article.

5 – Humus: What is it and How is it Formed?

hand holding soil

By Erhard Hennig. Humus formation is carried out in two steps. First, the organic substances and minerals in the soil disintegrate. Next, totally new combinations of these broken-down products develop. This leads to the initial stages of humus. Read the full article.

4 – Soil Fertility: 16 Methods to Understand

plant growing in black soil

By Hugh Lovel. Nature, with minimal human intervention, developed biologically diverse, richly fertile soils and ecosystems with little by way of inputs other than the accumulation of dust, periodic rainfall, fresh air, and sunlight. Read the full article.

3 – Soil Restoration: 5 Core Principles

soil layers

By Christine Jones. Soil quality can improve dramatically when farmers and gardeners maintain constant ground cover, increase microbe populations, encourage biological diversity, reduce the use of agricultural chemicals, and avoid tillage. Read the full article.

2 – Humic Acid: The Science of Humus and How it Benefits Soil


By Michael Martin Meléndrez. Humic acid is a group of molecules that bind to, and help plant roots receive, water and nutrients. High humic acid levels can dramatically increase yields. Humic acid deficiency can prevent farmers and gardeners from growing crops with optimum nutrition. Read the full article.

1 – Kunekune Pigs: Perfect for Small Farms

kunekune pig

By Karin Kraft. Kunekunes are grazing pigs and are able to grow on low inputs, making them an ideal breed during periods of escalating grain prices. Read the full article.

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