A Saturday mix of things I want to share or found interesting through the week. This could be anything from anywhere, you never know what you’ll see.
Why would you go through all the trouble of building raised beds instead of just planting your garden directly in the ground? What are the benefits of raised beds? Here are 9 benefits to gardening in raised beds.
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 95 – June 29, 2018 – 5 Great Ways To Use Coffee Grounds On The Homestead.
Coffee grounds in compost.
How to balance a hot compost pile.
Using coffee grounds in vermicomposting.
Other ways to use coffee grounds on the homestead.
Where to use unused coffee.
Where to get more coffee grounds.
A few years ago when I started homesteading I had no idea what permaculture was, I was simply growing a few vegetables in some raised beds, planting a couple fruit trees and raising a few rabbits. Then permaculture came into my life and it changed everything about the way I was homesteading.
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 94 – June 25, 2018 – The Good, Bad and Ugly About Growing Bamboo.
The benefits of bamboo. Construction material, privacy screens, culinary, medicinal.
The problems with growing bamboo.
Different types of bamboo. Over 1500 varieties. Running and Clumping.
Who might want to grow it. Those who have space and a purpose.
Who definitely wants to avoid growing it.
Something most homesteaders will have to face sometime and maybe even have to be in constant battle with is blight. It wreaks havoc on our tomato and potato plants and causes us huge losses in harvest. In this live chat I will discuss a few preventive methods as well as some treatments.
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.