Right now is the perfect time to start planning your garden. While we anxiously wait for the growing season to begin, we can all sit down with a garden catalog (or two) and pick out what we’d like to grow. I find the process of mapping out everything really exciting. You can begin to envision […]
Every time I go out I’m reminded of the massive amount of food that goes to waste in lawns and yards across America. We see it all the time. Fruit trees with fruit rotting on the ground because no one was there to pick it. Well, I do. I am an urban forager and foraging […]
During the dreary winter months, I begin to really miss being out in my garden. It can be challenging knowing that the long wait until spring is far from being over. I like to curb these feelings with some seed catalogs and good gardening books. Looking at pictures of vegetables and beautiful plants gets me […]
Many people consider the mulberry tree an invasive and messy waste of precious property space. Homesteaders however may want to take a closer look at this underappreciated tree. Check out a few of the wonderful qualities of this generous giver and see if you a agree that the mulberry is a great homestead fruit tree.
Here is a list of the 12 fruits and vegetables that retain the most pesticide on their skin. If you buy or grow these conventionally then clean them well (some tips for that too).
Zante currants (in the United States), or currants (in other English-speaking countries), or Corinthian raisins, are dried berries of the small, sweet, seedless grape cultivar ‘Black Corinth’ (Vitis vinifera). They are a tiny grape with a lot of punch. You might not find it easy to grow in your area but may consider purchasing to […]