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.
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!
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.
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!