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 few years ago, our greenhouse burned to the ground. We kept the frame pieces and have been saving up to buy new materials ever since then. In true homesteader fashion, we welded the frame back together by hand, found some wonderful materials around the grounds to help us rebuild it, and were able to […]
Growing up in a temperate rainforest, you either learn to get creative with your gardening or watch it wash away. Thankfully, there are several solutions that allows the gardener to work around all that rain that also extends your growing season!
Growing seedlings in a greenhouse is a great way to prolong your gardening season. This is especially important when you live in an area with a short growing season like we do. Learn how to set up a greenhouse with shelving, watering systems and using passive heat sources.