Growing

Growing Herbs from Seed
April 5, 2022 · · Growing

Growing herbs from seed such as basil, thyme, and parsley is a simple, inexpensive way to get started with herb gardening. All you need is a packet of seeds, a spot in your garden that gets full sun, a trowel and some water.

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How To Build A Permanent Home Herb Garden 
March 26, 2022 · · Growing

Herb gardens are one of my very favorite things to have around our homestead. They serve so many purposes, including beauty, pollinator attractors, herbal teas, medicine, and seasonings.

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Early Spring Vegetables List: Don’t Wait on Winter Waning
March 24, 2022 · · Growing

The snow is melting and daytime temperatures are calling you outside. Leaf buds swell on trees and your hands long to feel the soil once again.

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Wild Plant Identification: Foraging for Edible Weeds
March 22, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites On a sleepy Sunday afternoon, on the grounds of an ex-horse stable, Nate Chetelat presents a wild plant identification tour for a local gardening group. The focus …

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Growing Calendula from Seed
March 22, 2022 · · Growing

Growing calendula (Calendula officinalis) from seed is an annual garden project in my family. We let the little ones help, and they enjoy monitoring growth as the first seedlings push their way through the soil.

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Planting for Seasons and Garden Zones
March 19, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Knowing when to plant your garden involves a combination of researching garden zones and knowing the individual crops. If you’re new to gardening, you may not know …

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Black Raspberries (Rubus): 2020 Herb of the Year
March 15, 2022 · · Growing, Recipes

The 2020 Herb of the Year is Rubus which not only includes black raspberries, but red raspberries, blackberries, and dewberries, too. I am going to specifically talk about black raspberries and how to grow, harvest, and store them.

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Crop Rotation: Benefits and Why it Matters
March 14, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Not sure about crop rotation benefits? Here’s a science lesson for you. Our produce contains wonderful nutrients. After all, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are the reasons our …

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Edible Flowers List: 5 Plants for Culinary Creations
March 14, 2022 · · Growing

An edible flowers list doesn’t have to be exotic. Your own flower garden can supply your kitchen with yummy goodies.

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Aquaponic Systems for Homesteaders
March 13, 2022 · · Growing

Aquaponic systems could be a top-notch method of gardening for homesteaders. Why? Because it is a simple agricultural system that can be placed almost anywhere: in your backyard, in a greenhouse, or indoors.

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Evergreen Tree Care and Diseases
March 9, 2022 · · Growing

Learning the basics of evergreen tree care can yield a bounty of useful products for your homestead. In addition to shade, wind insulation, and oxygen production, various evergreens can yield nuts, edible buds, as well as inner bark and needles for tea.

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What Planting Zone Am I In?
March 5, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites U.S. planting zones are based on the weather history of any given area. The question “what planting zone am I in?” is one of the most asked …

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Using Natural Fertilizers on the Homestead
March 5, 2022 · · Growing

Gardens are hungry creatures, demanding endless applications of fertilizer to keep vegetables, fruits, and flowers growing throughout the season. Unfortunately, many find their plot’s needs increase each passing year despite frequent feedings.

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DIY Cattle Panel Trellis
March 5, 2022 · · Growing

As I get older, the desire to get on my knees to work in the garden becomes less, so I needed to figure out an inexpensive way to avoid all of the bending and crawling on the ground.

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Growing Your Own Spuds
March 2, 2022 · · Growing

Potatoes are one of the most versatile root vegetables to grace a garden. There are white potatoes, yellow potatoes, red potatoes, even purple potatoes.

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