With the weather turning bad in most places during this season, plants don’t get much of a chance to survive, and will often go into hibernation simply to stay alive. You can have a year-round homestead and provide food for your family throughout the winter simply by having a greenhouse.
The weather is starting to warm up and the greenhouse is getting too hot! Our solution is to put up the shade cloths we brought with us from Arizona. We are using 60% shade cloth.
It may seem obvious – tomatoes are ready to pick when they are evenly a lush red color. But what if, like me, you are waiting for a pink variety to go red before harvesting them? Each variety of heirloom tomatoes look different when they are ripe. Some old-fashioned tomatoes are yellow, some orange, some […]
A hoop house is an easy way to keep your plants and soil warm this winter. Here are complete instructions for building your own hoop house for your in-ground garden or raised beds. Extend the growing season for your plants, get seeds and starts in earlier and keep your garden going all winter long!
Our 42 foot long hoop house/greenhouse/ poly tunnel was accidentally built on a winter spring. We get our share of water inside during the rainy months here in Oregon (can you read like 9 months of the year!) After three years of slipping and sliding around while harvesting our winter greens we decided to mulch […]
We love gardening so much that we do it year around here in Oregon! Not only does our poly tunnel/green house give us food all four seasons of the year but it also serves as a place for extra food storage, keeping the veggies even fresher than a refrigerator without electricity. We built this hoop […]