Homesteading In An Apartment

Today is Day 7 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where I have reached out to some of the best bloggers and podcasters in the homesteading space to answer your questions about homesteading. Each episode features one question and answer for 30 episodes.   . Today’s question is “I live in an apartment […]

Is dog manure safe to use in a garden?

Today is Day 2 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where I have reached out to some of the best bloggers and podcasters in the homesteading space to answer your questions about homesteading. Each episode will feature one question and answer for 30 episodes.   . Today’s question seems like a simple one […]

Trying Zucchini Spaghetti For The First Time

Why have I never tried this before, I grow it every year and all I ever do with it is slice it and fry and give a bunch of it away. Oh yeah, I’m talking about zucchini, more particularly zucchini spaghetti. I finally got around to making noodles out of zucchini after all these years […]

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.