Q & A – What Do You Use For A Safe Organic Weed Killer?

Today’s question comes from Randy. He asks “What are you using for weed and grass killer since you don’t use any harmful chemicals in your yard?” Great question. . First I would like the explain why I don’t use products like Roundup or other similar products. I discuss the information from this link in the […]

Harvesting Vegetables At The Perfect Time

Knowing when to harvest your vegetables at the perfect time can be a challenge. Too soon and you won’t get the abundance your looking for, too late and you might not get the best taste. So how do you know? If you determine solely by recommended days to to harvest you may be disappointed, this […]

Gardening Tips For Early Season Transplants

If you have started your seeds under grow lights or in a greenhouse and hardened them off properly, it is time to really get the garden going. Before putting anything in the ground, think about which vegetables would benefit from a layer of black paper/plastic mulch. Raised beds will heat up quickly in the spring, but with a piece of mulch on top, you will get a significant boost to the root development of your transplants. Of course, later in the season you will get the added benefit of eliminating most of your weeding requirements.

Managing Weeds On The Homestead

Every plant has a place in the economy of nature, some relation to its environment to which it is adapted better than any other. To perform their greatest service, however, plants must be in their proper place. When sufficiently out of place to be of no great value, they become weeds.

Building A Homestead, One New Thing At A Time

On today’s podcast my guest is Heather Eby. Heather and her family have a ten acre homestead in Kansas and they are building their homestead by adding one new thing at a time. Heather is a wonderful story teller and blogger with a real passion for homesteading.

The Basics of Starting Seeds

Now is the time to start many of your seeds and can be done right in your home. This is a lot more fun than simply buying plants and throwing them in the garden. Let’s start with the basics. Here is what you need:

A Few Of My Homesteading Mess Ups

So I thought this post could be sort of a written blooper reel where I share a few things I did the wrong way, some aren’t a big deal and others are sort of embarrassing so i’ll just take a big gulp, swallow my pride and play the reel.