Everyone has at least one culinary superpower. By “superpower” I mean that one dish or meal you can prepare at any moment, no matter how bare the cupboards may seem. Say a few magic words, snap your fingers, and voila – dinner is served. (Okay, fine. In reality, you make something from ingredients you always […]
If you’ve ever grown tomatoes before, you’ve probably noticed yellow, brown, or spotty leaves forming on your tomato plants. So what causes these tomato leaf problems? We all love the flavor of a homegrown tomato. You just can’t get the same intensity and sweetness from any tomato at the grocery store. But homegrown tomatoes also […]
So you are ready to start your first garden? Congratulations! There is nothing more satisfying than growing your own food! It can also be incredibly difficult and frustrating, especially when you are first starting out. Check out these 7 beginner gardening mistakes to avoid.
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 […]
Companion Planting can be a confusing business. It takes a while to get your head around companion plant combinations that work and don’t work together. Some plants work better with others and some are a terrible combination and they both struggle. Here are some well known combinations that work and you should aim for, or […]
The most important vegetable in our homestead garden is the tomato. I have been leery about trying heirloom tomatoes in the garden. I’ve been scared to count on them 100%. I feared that they might not be as productive. They might not taste as good. They might be more susceptible to diseases and pests. This […]