The concept of companion planting goes back centuries. In nature, diverse ecosystems of plants live together, supporting and benefiting each other. You hardly ever see an entire field of one plant in nature. Companion planting is the practice of planting certain non-crop plants next to your garden for a number of benefits: 1. Attract beneficial […]
Making soil blocks just got easier with this 2 ingredient soil block mix and step-by-step video tutorial showing you how to get started.
When I’m planning out my vegetable garden, I don’t want to have to go to a dozen different articles to find the info I’m looking for. What pH? How much water? How many hours of sunlight? How far away do I space them? So I assembled this quick and dirty reference guide for planting squash. […]
The most important vegetable in our homestead garden is the tomato. I have been leery about trying heirloom tomatoes in the garden. I’ve been scared to count on them 100%. I feared that they might not be as productive. They might not taste as good. They might be more susceptible to diseases and pests. This […]
It’s that time of year that we all want to be outside: spring! Whether you are starting your very first garden or are a seasoned gardener, this article reminds you of the most important tasks for this time of year!
Every winter, I plan my garden. It takes days and I love every minute of it. What to plant and how much of each vegetable to plant. It’s one of my favourite winter hobbies, as I sit in my comfy chair by the stove with a cup of tea in hand. I don’t need to […]