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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.

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...

8 Organic Methods for Weed Control

What is a weed? Seems like a silly question but take a quick paradigm check with me and ask yourself, “What IS a weed?”...

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...

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....
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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...

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...

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...

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