Building A Garden Wash Station

For quite some time I had contemplated building something I could use to clean off my vegetables before I brought them in the house and I finally got around to it. There are several reasons for having a garden wash station as I will discuss below but first I will tell you that we enjoy it more than we thought we would. The garden wash station is a welcomed addition to the homestead and if you don’t have one you should consider building one soon.

Recommended Item Of The Week: Redmon Green Culture 65-Gallon Compost Bin

Do You Want A Great Garden? It all starts with great soil and to build healthy soil you will need to occasionally amend your soil with things like compost.

The Redmon Green Culture 65 Gallon Compost Bin makes it easy and convenient to convert your food and lawn waste into nutrient-rich compost.

Using Pallets To Make Raised Garden Beds

Growing a garden in raised beds has many benefits but can sometimes be a little costly depending on what you build them out of. I’m all about being frugal and using what I have or what I can get cheap or free for my homestead projects, and pallets seem to be one of those things that just seem to be easy to get for free.

Building A Greenhouse Out Of Old Windows

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 89 – June 6, 2018 – Building A Greenhouse Out Of Old Windows.
Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:
Jason Asks – I’m thinking of building a new greenhouse out of old windows. My question is, is it worth it, estimate cost, and some good plans locations.

When Are You Too Young or Old To Start Homesteading?

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 88 – June 4, 2018 – When Are You Too Young or Old To Start Homesteading?

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Tanya asks: I would love to hear your thoughts on starting a homestead in mid life. We are looking to homestead in the near future and we are a married couple in our mid 40s with a young son (4 yrs). People say it would be futile as we are too old for such a lifestyle. I think it could be an advantage in having the wisdom and forethought to homestead smart, not back-breaking hard, not break-the-bank hard. 

How To Properly Use A Greenhouse

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 87 – May 28, 2018 – How To Properly Use A Greenhouse.

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Troy asks – How do you properly use a greenhouse? I bought a small 6×8 plastic greenhouse to use. I had horrible luck. It didn’t retain any heat at night and if any sun was out, it got between 30 – 50 degrees hotter than outside and would fry my plants. I don’t know where I’m going wrong.

Protecting Plants In The Heat of Summer

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 85 – May 25, 2018 – Protecting Plants In The Heat of Summer

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Randy Asks – What are some strategies for protecting veggie plants in heat of summer? We have a lot of 95+ degree days here and it would be nice to hear some new strategies of keeping plants shaded/cooler to improve production.