Is your garden or CSA box overflowing with summer squash at the moment? Here’s more than 50 easy, fresh, summer squash recipes to try. The all use basic pantry staples and common garden produce.
If you’re a regular reader, you know that we do a big family garden every year. And it’s not always been my favorite part of the homestead. Probably because it’s a lot more work than folks like to make it sound and we’re already really, really busy! Don’t get me wrong–it’s totally worth it! (Hello, […]
One of the biggest reasons backyard gardeners list for growing their own food is the desire to limit chemicals in their diet. After a season or two of growing your own fruits & veggies, it can be easy to see why big commercial farmers might resort to spraying and sprinkling their crops with chemicals. There […]
Growing beans indoors is not hard at all, in fact I urge even those who have never planted a thing in their life to give this a go. Beans are such an easy and versatile crop with the potential to produce bushels in the house, even in the winter. But before you just go winging […]
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 […]
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.