Lavender is a fantastic beginning herbalist’s plant to grow and use on the homestead. Growing lavender is incredibly easy. It requires little maintenance and is very tolerant to drought or over-watering. It attracts beneficial insects to your garden, and repels mosquitoes and other pests. When selecting your lavender, it is important to be aware of […]
We try very hard to add natural ingredients and herbal remedies, but we aren’t perfect. It really is a journey for us and we are continuously learning new ways to incorporate natural techniques into our homestead processes. Would you like to learn how you can easily incorporate herbs on your homestead or farm? I have […]
As a new gardener, I often found the task of growing prize winning tomatoes and succulent melons very daunting. Can I say succulent melons here? Get your head out of the gutter! Gardening has never come naturally to me. But I learn and grow each and every year. I finally began to master tomatoes by […]
I’ve been growing Valerian in many gardens of my past, well before we moved here to the Cariboo. It is a wonderful perennial plant, so it dies back in the fall and then grows again in the spring. You can grow them from seed or buy one in a container and transplant it. I absolutely love the […]
Chamomile has historically been used because of it’s calming scent as well as supposed curative properties. Today, it’s mostly made into tea.
Growing garlic is super easy, and takes very little skill or input. Garlic is what is considered a cash crop for many people. Growing garlic is a low-effort way to make a little money on the side in your own backyard. Garlic’s requirements are modest – some well-rotted manure or compost, free draining soil, some […]