You don’t have to be a commercial farmer with 100 acres to reap the benefits of crop rotation. Actually it is even MORE critical for garden success for the small scale backyard farmer to rotate crops! What is crop rotation? Crop rotation is a centuries old practice, and a way to ensure many years of […]
How and why chitting or sprouting seed potatoes is essential before you plant them (hint: you’ll get a faster harvest and bigger yields, which sound like pretty good reasons to me!) Spring is almost here! There’s only one more month to go until it’s meteorological spring, and for many gardeners it will be game on! […]
There’s something about a hoard of potatoes that makes me feel safe. Let me explain. As someone who raises and grows food with the intent of feeding the family year-round, I find myself focusing on those foods that can be grown in large quantities and that store well- long past their harvest date. Root crops […]
The quickest way to find new and interesting plants to grow, or to get inspiration for the year ahead, is by looking through seed catalogs. Whether mail-order or online, here’s a list of the best seed catalogs that you can flip through while waiting for the growing season to begin. You wouldn’t know by looking […]
Gardening requires more that just taking care of plants once they are in the ground. To garden well and have a productive crop, you must also take care of the soil. I’ve listed three things that you can do in the fall that will prepare your garden for the spring planting.
Whether you’re just getting started with homesteading or are looking to find better tactics and techniques to make your home and garden run a little more smoothly, we have some great resources for you! Many of our members have written amazing books that will help you to learn more about gardening, raising animals, homesteading with […]