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Garden Bad Guy: The Hammerhead Worm

September 9, 2016 – 5:50 am
hammerhead-worm

 

My youngest daughter was playing outside, rolling over logs and railroad ties trying to find bugs to catch, when she discovered a funny looking worm. She studied it for a minute, and then brought it …

The Pie Cherry Tree

June 7, 2016 – 9:02 pm
Montmorency Cherries

Harvesting cherries from our Montmorency Cherry Tree. These tart little fruits are perfect for canning or making yummy desserts!

Edible Landscaping: Nanking Cherry Bushes

June 2, 2016 – 7:47 am
Edible Landscaping: Nanking Cherry Bushes

Nanking Cherry Bushes make a beautiful ornamental shrub or hedge, and are loaded with little edible cherries delicious straight off the bush.

How To Avoid Getting Dry Hands in the Garden

March 18, 2016 – 9:05 am
How To Avoid Getting Dry Hands in the Garden | http://newlifeonahomestead.com

Two surefire ways to get dry hands in the garden, and tips on how to avoid suffering from cracked, splitting fingertips.

Milky Spore for Natural Japanese Beetle and June Bug Control

March 14, 2016 – 7:23 am
Milky Spore Powder for Natural Japanese Beetle and June Bug Control | newlifeonahomestead.com

Japanese Beetles and June Bugs destroying your garden? Here’s a safe and organic way to kill them naturally!

How To Plant Peas and Carrots in a Raised Bed (Video)

March 10, 2016 – 6:47 am
How to Plant Peas and Carrots in a Raised Bed

This video cracked me up. The kids and I show you how we plant peas and carrots in our raised garden beds. Enjoy!

Jerusalem Artichokes: A Good Survival Crop

December 16, 2015 – 8:36 am
jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichokes are super easy to grow, easy to conceal, and spread like crazy, making them perfect for a survival garden! Check out the progression of my plants throughout a year of growing and harvesting.

A Mad Rush Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

October 18, 2015 – 2:16 pm
harvesting sweet potatoes

My first sweet potato harvest, and the tragic mistake I narrowly avoided!

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

Garden
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
How To Plant Potatoes In A Raised Bed | http://newlifeonahomestead.com

New to planting potatoes? Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to plant potatoes in a raised bed. PLUS… what’s a seed potato? The answers you need!

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.