Want to save money on feeding your chickens? Here’s how to feed chickens without breaking the bank. Grow your own organic feed!
Forage for wild edible plants to source some of your food very locally. But be sure that you’re using ethical harvesting techniques when you do!
Cucumbers add a fresh, light flavor to salads, but they’re also a great addition to fresh smoothies. And of course, they’re the main ingredient in a variety of pickle recipes. Here’s what you need to know about growing cucumbers in your garden. Growing cucumbers […]
Even small garden plots can benefit from embracing simple permaculture methods like the chop and drop method of mulching. Learn how to make mulch by *growing it!
Tender green lettuce leaves are very susceptible to damage from slugs and snails. They’re also a favorite of pests like rabbits and deer, though admittedly those are not a problem for me here. To combat the damage from snails and slugs, try planting lettuce in containers up off the ground.
Working in the garden has numerous benefits for your state of mind and health, plus, you’ll reap a harvest. Start growing something today and you’ll not only have fresh produce on the table, but you’ll feel better, too. Dig your hands into the soil and do yourself some good.
Growing persimmons for a late fall harvest on your homestead? Choosing a persimmon tree will depend on a few factors and how you plan to use the persimmons you grow. Here’s how to decide between an American persimmon tree or a Fuyu persimmon tree.
Whether you’re learning about hot composting, passive compost methods, or other compost systems, start with this composting for beginners primer. The biggest thing to note: Composting is not hard. It’s a natural process that you can help “fast track” for better soil in your garden.
Handling fall clean up chores and preparing for one last garden crop makes autumn a busy time of year. Beekeepers, gardeners, and chicken farmers all need to do a little fall clean up — or assessment — to make sure that the land that sustains them is prepared for winter months. Are these chores on your list?