Many beginner gardeners think that growing their own transplants – starting plants from seed and growing them on until they are ready to plant outside – is too hard. The truth is, if you have the right equipment and information, and you start with easy vegetable varieties, it’s … Read the rest
How to make a homestead living from many different sources.
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This is part of my stall at our local winter market on Saturdays. I saved a lot of seeds last year – that row at the front is all tomato seeds! Microgreens are grown in the basement, it’s still too cold for them outside. And the fruit leather … Read the rest
How to Grow Herbs from Seed
Growing herbs from seeds indoors is perfectly possible. Sometimes, it may be the only way to get your hands on the exact variety you want. Herb seeds can be found in most seed catalogs, but if you are looking for something unusual … Read the rest
Multiple Methods to Improve Your Garden Soil
Soil is too often overlooked, and considered just ‘dirt’, but when you are growing plants organically you cannot do that. Provided you’ve got everything else right, good soil results in healthy, beautiful plants and good harvests. Poor soil doesn’t. But poor … Read the rest
Where to Find Heirloom Seeds for Your Vegetable Garden
Using heirloom seeds means that you’ll be growing older varieties. There are both advantages and disadvantages to heirloom seeds, but many home gardeners find that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
Advantages of heirloom seeds:
- because heirloom seeds are usually