My dad is a master gardener and composter who always kept two or three large bins which he turned and rotated, and even let the chickens scratch through now and then. So, when I wanted to start composting for our urban garden, a three-bin setup was my choice. The problem, for me, with bins is […]
There are 2 basic kinds of camp stoves: canister fuel stoves and liquid (multi-fuel) fuel stoves. (There are “alternative fuel stoves” as well but I’m keeping it simple today. That’s a whole other post). Here’s a basic breakdown of the differences between these fuels and stove-types.
Eggplant is one crop I cannot do without in my garden! If you’re thinking about trying your hand at raising some, check out these tips for planting, care of, and harvesting eggplants, as well as some tidbits on a few pests you will need to lookout for.
Asparagus is a perennial crop that is easy to grow and will continue to produce for up to 20 years! You can purchase year-old “crowns” from most nurseries. Asparagus plants can also be grown from seeds, but it can be rather difficult, so buying some “yearlings” is much easier. With very little maintenance, you can […]
All year long we love the convenience of using a slow cooker. We often think of soup and stews in the crockpot, but slow cooking meat in the crock pot is just as easy – and yummy. These first five recipes can easily be gluten free as long as you check the sauces [like barbecue] […]
For a long time, I was confused. Essential oils, plant extracts, and hydrosols; they’re different, but how? Each solution offers a unique way to experience natural healing and therapeutic benefits. It’s important for you to understand the differences between the three options. For example, how to use each one and specifically at what times to […]