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Growing stuff on the homestead is what it's all about. From seed to plate and all the steps in between, we'll discuss the what-to-know-and-do to get the produce to the table.

Planting Comfrey – 5 Considerations & 5 Nitty Gritties

Comfrey is a soil builder. To make it simple, we could practice planting comfrey root or crown cuttings right in the dirt and, with...

Planning Where to Put the New Garden

There are options and there are options you may have never even considered...but will after you read this article. This guide, Planning Where to Put...

Understanding Soil pH & Why it Matters

You’ve heard this abbreviation before, “pH.” pH stands for potential Hydrogen. What does that mean? Why does it matter? And, if it’s “broke,” how...

Understanding the USDA Hardiness Zones

I’ve lived everywhere. Well, it feels like it anyway. Grew up in Louisiana, spent some time in Maryland while in the Army, some transitional...
garden journal free printable PDF

FREE Garden Journal

Keeping a Garden Journal Keeping a garden journal, or records of any kind, is not my favorite thing in the world. I just want to...

Comfrey: The Dynamic Accumulator Part 2

We’ve talked about how we can use comfrey to mine for most everything we need to fertilize your garden plants and improve our soil...
Comfrey The Dynamic Accumulator

Comfrey: The Dynamic Accumulator Part 1

 Most everything we need to fertilize your garden plants and improve our soil is right under your feet. The only problem is finding a...

2017 HUGE Seed Catalogs List

65 Links to 65 Seed and Garden Supply Companies Christmas is over and the New Year has begun and it's time to get your seed...

13 Insect Repellent Plants to Rid Bad Bugs

13 Insect Repellent Plants to Rid Bad Bugs Spearmint  - Spearmint will repel fleas, moths, ants, beetles, rodents, aphids, squash bugs, and the cabbage looper....

13 Amazing Crops for your Fall Garden

I don’t know about you, but here in Idaho in August, my garden is a jungle. There are 6-foot tomato plants, monster (overlooked) zucchini,...

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