The Underappreciated Mulberry Tree

All my life mulberries have been one of my favorites, imagine my surprise when I found out most people despise this wonderful tree, they consider it invasive and messy. So I thought I would share a few of the wonderful qualities of this underappreciated tree and perhaps persuade a few self sufficient folks to make it part of their homestead.

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Grow Potatoes the Easy Way

The first was the stacked tire method… too heavy for me to move easily. The grow bag method was okay, but it was rather a pain to get the floppy fabric to cooperate with me when I was trying to fill the bag as the plant grew. They also seemed quite expensive to me. Both were a bit of work to harvest, although nothing like digging. I decided to come up with my own method and the GunniGarden was born.

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Grow Great Strawberries the Easy Way

Strawberry plants are inexpensive and hardy, but growing them can be rather frustrating. Their shallow roots make it difficult for them to compete with weeds and their low lying habit makes for much bending and crawling on the ground to care for them. Birds, fungus, and slugs love them and, because the berries touch the ground, these predators have easy access. But there is a better way!

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Growing Mushrooms – Mike Hatfield from Flyway Family Farm

On today’s podcast i’m joined by Mike Hatfield of Flyway Family Farm in southern Illinois. Mike along with his wife and young daughter have a 9 1/2 acre homestead where they do a little bit of everything but their main crop is mushrooms. Mike shares with us a little bit about how he and his wife got into homesteading and how they eventually ended up focusing on mushrooms as their cash crop.

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5 Cheap Ways To Build A Greenhouse

A greenhouse is something every homesteader should strive for, but good ones aren’t cheap and don’t always fit into the budget. What if you could build your own and not break the bank doing it. Well check out these great DIY greenhouse projects.

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5 Ways To Build Raised Garden Beds and 1 Way Not To!

Winter time is a great time to start planning and preparing to build or expand your raised bed garden. Here are 5 great ways to build raised beds and 1 way to avoid.

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