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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.

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....

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...

Grow Your Soil

Grow Your Soil First and the Garden Will Grow Itself [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfSDCSFD5ec] How do you grow your soil? What does that mean, “grow your soil?” Plants...
wood chips

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...

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...

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...
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...

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,...
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...

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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