Have you ever started daydreaming about a better future for yourself? When you are a homesteader, you are constantly thinking about your long-term goals. Planning for the future goes hand in hand with creating a sustainable lifestyle. Homesteaders spend their days doing activities like preserving food, raising animals and creating lasting relationships with the community. […]
Cabbage is not a difficult plant to grow, especially in the Northern areas. It loves cooler weather and is quite hardy. It is a heavy feeder though, so be sure to put a good layer of composted manure in the garden row for it to grow in. Cabbage is such a good Cold Room staple […]
One of the most sustainable, long term ways of getting food out of your yard is by developing a food forest. Starting a food forest can seem like a complex thing, but really once you have designed the main layout, you can continue to keep adding to your food forest over the coming months and […]
When it comes to establishing a self sufficient food landscape, perennial vegetables should not be overlooked. It quite exciting when food starts popping up out of the ground in early spring, with no effort on your part. Edible perennials are hardy, reliable food crops that need very little care and attention. Learn about some of […]
Easy to grow, popular yet pricey, garlic is a highly valued kitchen & health food staple. Why not grow your own? A forgiving and adaptable crop, it is well worth the effort. Learn everything you know to get started!
When you start out on your gardening adventure, you’ll make plenty of gardening mistakes – the worst gardening mistakes you can make. The kind of mistakes that lead to dead plants, flavorless produce, and outright garden fails. Everyone makes mistakes, but the good news is you can always learn from them. Even if you are […]