You might be dreaming of becoming a great gardener. You know you need rich soil, viable seed stock, a good watering system, companion planting, pest control etc. And you’d be right, all of those things are very important, essential even. But in my opinion the most important aspect of being a great gardener is your….
The fun thing about eating in season is you can get extra creative with your vegetables. I personally love adding as much color as I can to a salad and make it an inviting rainbow for us and the kids to eat. Find out what are some of the most colorful vegetable varieties are to […]
Arugula is a very fast growing herb, and usually one of the first foods you can eat from the garden. However, it doesn’t like the heat, so growing it in the spring can be a short-lived harvest period. Luckily you can preserve arugula to enjoy the taste for the rest of the summer with this […]
Weeds often take over areas of your garden. Come and see the ‘transition’ of replacing older beds that become invaded by weeds into something new! We built a large raised bed with split logs from the forest and a permaculture sheet mulched bed (lasagna gardening).
Homesteading with your kids creates a wonderful learning opportunity, especially when you homeschool. This week we made dandelion oil and here you can see how we made it into a learning activity for our pre-schooler.
Most spring vegetables prefer a nice cool season for growing and do not like the heat, especially huge temperature jumps. Likewise some vegetables can handle light spring frosts ok but others can’t. Here are some guidelines for preventing bolting from plant stress and what the best varieties are to grow and when.