A few years ago we purchased a small 6×8 greenhouse for our urban homestead to increase our food production. We didn’t want the space it was taking up to be wasted at certain times of the year so we figured out that the greenhouse needs to go through 3 transitions a year to make the most of it.
On this podcast episode I’m joined by Gardener and Author Pam Dawling as we talk about how year round gardening in a hoophouse can increase yields and the quality of vegetables and extend the growing season.
What is commonly referred to as the tenth Permaculture design principle is “Edge Effect” which is the use of edge and natural patterns for best effect. Use of this principle can increase productivity, efficiency and diversity throughout your homestead, especially when used in small scale spaces.
Finally I found one that works! If you want an accurate measurement of your soil PH, and the NPK levels without sending in multiple samples to a lab then you will want to get the LaMotte garden soil test kit.
If you’re going to grow a great organic vegetable garden you first have to grow good soil and to grow good soil compost is going to play a huge part on your homestead. For a lot of folks some of the most difficult parts of composting are overcoming the undesirable things, one of which is collecting food scraps in their kitchen.
On today’s podcast episode I have a chat with Jackie Beyer of the Organic Gardener Podcast about her journey into organic gardening, her podcast and building an organic gardening oasis.
No matter where you live you can homestead! However what you can do on your homestead may be determined or limited by where you live. In this article I will go over how to evaluate your property to determine the possibilities and limitations that will help you decide what homesteading will look like for you.