Now that we have found our new property, it’s time to clear the road, pick the homestead spot and lay out where the house, gardens and orchard will be located. Here is how we set about doing that plus tips on utilizing the natural resources on the property.
This quick and dirty cheat sheet for growing potatoes has everything you need to know for a record breaking crop. Soil pH, amount of water, hours of sunlight, spacing…even how to save “seeds” for next year’s crop.
Whether you need to know how to water when you’re on vacation, the best watering method for vegetable gardening, the best time of day to water or more, all of your garden watering questions are answered here…
After putting in all the hard work to grow your own produce, you want to harvest at the peak time. There are guidelines of days to maturity on seed packets, but you want to learn the signals from your plants for the best timing. This article includes a free printable with all the signs from […]
The first year on a new homestead can be very overwhelming. What do you do first? What’s the most important? We want everything accomplished as quickly as possible, but we also know it’s impossible. Take the guess work and frustration out of trying to decide what plants to put in the garden first. We’ve done […]
Aphids are tiny pest insects that most gardeners have had to address at one time or another. There are over 4,000 different aphid species and their color can range from green to white to black. In addition to the damage they create by eating the sap from healthy plants, they excrete a sticky substance called […]