Planting Midwestern native grasses provides a low maintenance ecosystem that restores grasslands and prairie gardens for wildlife habitat.
Many homesteaders look to cover crops for their ability to improve soil quality and fertility, reduce erosion, and set your garden or landscape up for future plantings! But why settle for cover crops, when pollinator crops do double the work with the same amount of effort?
With succession planting season in full swing for CSA farmers and market farmers, we wanted to highlight the advantages of using cover crops as you transition your beds from one crop to the next. Discover how cover crops can prepare your soil for the next generation in the latest article from our Master Seedsmen.
No matter how big your farm, garden or food plot is, your soil's quality and fertility have a big impact on the success of the crops you plant. Deer Creek Seed offers a wildlife food plot soil test kit and we've used this test kit on one of our own plots. If you're thinking about using this test kit, or if you've used it and you'd like help interpreting your results, read our latest blog article for an in-depth review of this great tool!
Asparagus is one of the great joys of spring! Alongside hunting for morels and pheasant back mushrooms, you can expect wild or cultivated asparagus to be ready shortly thereafter. One of our newest employees, Jess Wagner, has a lot of experience growing asparagus and has written a blog to share some tips with our readers!
Sugar beets may be difficult to grow but they offer a big payoff when it comes to making an attractive food plot for local wildlife. Find out how to ensure your sugar beet food plot finds success this year.
If you raise backyard or small-scale livestock (or you're thinking about starting), this article is for you! Here we describe five of our seed mixes that work perfectly for smaller lots, runs or pastures. Whether you're raising cattle, hogs, poultry, sheep, or alpaca - these five seed mixes will make your homesteading experience easier than ever!
Are you wondering how to take a soil sample of your lawn, garden, or food plot? Would you like to get fertilizer or liming recommendations? This is a great how-to article published by the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension that will walk you through taking a basic, small-area soil sample.
A great article from the University of Wisconsin Extension Service that offers suggestions for using cover crops in you home garden.