Planning Your Spring Garden

There is much to consider when you layout a plan for your spring garden and in this article/podcast episode I will help you think through the details and provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to have your best garden so far.

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Homestead Updates and 2017 Goals

On today’s podcast episode I chat about recent updates on the homestead and our goals for 2017. I share these things to hopefully inspire you to set some goals for your homestead and perhaps give you a few ideas for your next steps.

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How To Have Amazing Garden Soil by Growing Cover Crops

There are three main ways you can improve the soil in a garden bed, You can use organic mulches to cover the bed, work in soil amendments or you can grow cover crops. All of these methods work well and each have their advantages but cover cropping garden beds seems to be the one people […]

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How To Get Free Mulch For Your Garden

Mulch can be one of the greatest assets available for your garden, it can be used in the garden beds to suppress weeds and to create wonderful rich soil with tons of nutrients for your plants. It is also great to use in your garden pathways and around trees and shrubs. I also like to use it just to add more curb appeal to my landscaping by putting it around my house and sidewalks in shady areas where not much will grow. All in all mulch is a wonderful resource to have but where do you get an abundance of it without breaking the bank?

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Purslane: Friend or Foe of the Garden?

The answer in yes, purslane can be both a friend and a foe in the garden depending on how you use it and manage it in the garden. In order to get the most from our gardens it is not only important to understand the vegetables we are growing but to know all we can about the weeds that pop up as well and purslane is one such common weed you are likely to see.

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Today’s Harvest From The Quote Garden #10

“Organic farming appealed to me because it involved searching for and discovering nature’s pathways, as opposed to the formulaic approach of chemical farming. The appeal of organic farming is boundless; this mountain has no top, this river has no end.” – Eliot Coleman

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Building Raised Beds with Trellises, Food Forests, and I Found Another Great Podcast

Building Raised Beds with Trellises I have been hard at it around here the last couple days as we have been blessed with a weekend of beautiful weather. One of the things I am doing is building a couple heavy duty trellises with a small raised bed at the base of them. I will post […]

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