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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.

Mulch Your Garden and It’ll Grow

The word is getting out. Mulching the garden beds is becoming more and more popular. Nonetheless, I still see bare ground on many gardens...
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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...
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...

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...
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40 Yards of Wood Chips

I first learned about using wood chips on the garden by a fella named Paul Gautschi from the Back to Eden movie. When we...

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...

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....

Homestead Passion or Prison

We live in a world that functions by many systems and our homesteads are no different. Watering, feeding, cleaning, pruning, weeding and a whole...

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