A compact rototiller gets into small spaces, making them great for tilling in unconventional ways around the homestead, even if you’re not into tillage.
Gardening methods can vary but one thing that’s non-negotiable is that a vegetable garden needs good soil. Here are 5 tips for building good garden soil.
Start these popcorn shoots today and you’ll have fresh greens to add to salads & sandwiches in a week. Microgreens are a perfect way to grow food inside.
These common plant diseases and pest problems impact both indoor and outdoor plants, but you’ll need to be especially vigilant during seed starting season. Indoor plants can be plagued by these plant diseases, but there are natural methods to control them so you won’t have to resort to toxic pest control.
Perennial peanut grass, an evergreen ground cover, is a great lawn replacement that’s drought tolerant. Mowed, it’s low enough to walk on. This evergreen ground cover has pretty yellow flowers, bright green leaves, and will out-compete grasses and other weeds. Chickens will even eat the yellow flowers.
Growing vertically is a great way to make the most of a small garden space. Learn to build an inexpensive garden trellis with these DIY trellis ideas.
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.