My attempt at cow manure potting, which composts into the ground within about 12 weeks. We don’t want to waste a thing here at Ike & Eli’s!
Starting seeds inside is essential for the homestead. Purchasing seedling packs or individual plants from the nursery is just not cost effective when the homesteader’s goal is to feed a family. In addition to saving money on the homestead, by starting seeds indoors you also extend your growing season. On our homestead, we keep it […]
I start tomatoes, peppers and eggplant inside in January! This might be the same for you or super early. It all depends on your frost dates. Learn how to discover your first and last average freeze dates and when to plant seeds for your area in this post.
For those looking to live a self-sufficient lifestyle, spending as little as possible for off-farm expenses is a big part of making that dream a reality. What if we could eliminate that yearly “seed starting” line item entirely? This posts shows some ways that it’s very possible to start all the seedlings you need for […]
If you haven’t bought seeds yet, the time to do so is coming soon. I’ll be ordering mine by next week. It’s exciting, but it can also be confusing. So many varieties, so many options! So how do you decide what to plant in your garden?
Early December marks the beginning of one of the most joyous times of the year, in my book: Seed Catalog Season! Is there anything better than settling in by a briskly snapping wood fire, with a morning cup of coffee, and catalog full of tantalizing descriptions of yet-untried heirloom varieties for next year’s garden? Here’s […]