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How To Store Turnips In The Ground: The Experiment

September 8, 2015 – 2:52 pm
turnips stored in ground

A little experiment on the best way to store turnips in the ground.

How To Make Homemade Potting Soil

July 6, 2015 – 8:44 pm
How To Make Homemade Potting Soil

Learn how to make your own potting soil mix from organic ingredients you already have laying around! It’s free!

Busy Summer Days. Gardening and More.

July 3, 2015 – 10:25 am
onion and carrots

It’s the time of year when I don’t get around to posting much on the blog. Too much to do outside! (Not to mention I’m now writing full time for The Prepper Project!)

I’m kinda disappointed …

Organic Cabbage Moth Control

May 24, 2015 – 8:21 pm
cabbage moth new life on a homestead

Here’s what I do to keep my cabbage free from cabbage worms naturally. I’d love to know what works best for you!

In The Garden: May 2015

May 11, 2015 – 8:31 pm
In The Garden May 2015

A lot has been growing since my last garden update in March!
For the past few weeks, we’ve been harvesting asparagus, spinach, lettuce, and a few herbs. Strawberries are just coming in now, which is super …

Seed Potatoes and How To Plant Potatoes In A Raised Bed

March 25, 2015 – 8:14 am
colorful seed potatoes

What’s A Seed Potato?
The first time I ever heard someone talking about planting potatoes from seed, I wondered to myself, “Where are the seeds in potatoes? I’ve never seen seeds.” I was completely serious. I …

In The Garden: March 2015

March 22, 2015 – 10:40 am
underneath row cover

The cold weather crops are planted. Here’s what the start of our 2015 garden looks like.

Grow Your Own Tea Garden

January 30, 2015 – 6:33 pm
tea plant

Here are a few plants I’m growing in our tea garden, to provide us with a variety of herbal teas to enjoy hot or cold.

Winterizing Fruit and Nut Trees

January 13, 2015 – 8:08 am
winterizing fruit trees

Two easy steps to take to protect your young fruit and nut trees through the cold winter months and into the coming year.

Fig Trees and Chicken Manure

October 29, 2014 – 9:06 am
large fig

It’s amazing what difference a little chicken manure can make!

Hornworms & Braconid Wasps: Nature’s Organic Pest Control

September 10, 2014 – 1:00 am
tomato hornworm

Hornworms can be devastating to your tomato or pepper plants. Here’s one awesome way Nature takes care of them for you!

Squash Planting Mistakes, and Killing Squash Bugs Naturally

July 8, 2014 – 11:30 am

A few lessons learned in the cucurbit patch this year. Plus, a few organic methods I use for controlling squash bugs naturally.

How and When To Harvest and Store Carrots

June 15, 2014 – 12:54 pm

Here’s how to know when it’s the right time to harvest your carrots, how to harvest them properly, and what to do with them to keep them fresh longer. Plus, an experiment in cellaring them in a cool crawl space under the house.

June 2014: In The Garden

June 8, 2014 – 12:47 pm
dragon carrot

Here’s an update on how my garden is doing so far. I think this has been my best garden year to date! Lots of lessons in what to do and what NOT to do this month.

Garden Pests: Grapevine Moth Caterpillar

May 22, 2014 – 3:17 pm
grapevine caterpillar

I discovered a new garden pest on my grapevines this morning. Here’s what I’ve learned about this pesky caterpillar, and what I’m doing to control it organically.

May 2014: In The Garden

May 2, 2014 – 12:43 pm

A quick peak into my garden as it looks right now.