Yacon’s edible tubers are sweet and crunchy, giving it the nickname “ground apple.” Yacon root is crunchy and a little bit sweet and is easy to grow!
Creating islands of food production allows gardeners to harvest from an area regularly, even if some of the longer-term crops won’t produce for years.
Want to try something new this gardening season? These quirky & exotic vegetables are heirlooms that will add a bit of fabulous to your veggie garden beds!
Working toward better self reliance (if not 100% self sufficiency) is a continual effort of improving systems and trying new things on a little homestead.
https://youtu.be/mQ8Kfou8T0k One of the bonus features of our new place is the 10,000 gallon catchment tank/water tank/cistern. Call it what you will, turns out it makes a great place for grabbing a 360-degree view of a good portion of our active project areas. We’ve made tons of headway just in the month that we’ve been [...]
Yes, yes, yes! Joel Salatin’s preamble here is spot on. NO we’re not going to get it right the first time! We are all learning as we go, each of us learning new skills. Watch and be inspired to dive in and try something new. You might make a mess of it, but you will [...]
Beautiful magazine vegetable gardens are inspiring to see, but sometimes we need a reality check. These vegetable gardens come from all across the USA (plus one from Spain!) are the results of real people working the soil and growing food. Beautiful vegetable gardens are great, but REAL is fun to see, too.
Wicking beds are very water efficient. These self-contained planters have a reservoir of water at the bottom and a wicking medium that slowly pulls water up to the plant roots. The folks over at Bits Out the Back created this short tutorial on making a wicking bucket. The same technique can be applied to larger beds and [...]
Fall leaves are quite possibly the best resource for your garden. And people will just GIVE them to you! Take advantage of it!