Recommended Item Of The Week: Heated Seed Mat

For the first couple years of growing a garden I didn’t use heated seed mats, I started all of my seeds indoors on the kitchen table (despite my wife’s displeasure with this) in front of a south facing window. It seemed like it would take forever for the seeds to germinate and grow to the point of hardening off and preparing for being transplanted into the garden. Then I purchased a couple seed mats and I couldn’t believe the difference it made.

Seed Catalogs You Should Have On Your Coffee Table

Seed catalogs are great to have as you think about and plan your garden. There are a few great companies out there that send beautiful and information packed and best of all FREE catalogs right to your door.

Harvesting Sunflower Seeds

What a great treat any time of the year, a mid-day snack at work, something to munch on when your out for a hike, kickin’ back relaxing by a camp fire, yep I could have a handful of sunflower seeds just about anytime. It’s even a greater satisfaction when you grow, harvest and roast your own.

Introducing Children To Gardening

Many families are changing the way they are living to pursue a lifestyle of self sufficiency and sustainability and because of that many children are being introduced to gardening for the very first time. Many are wondering about how to get their children in a self sufficient, homesteading mindset. Well here are a few tips that just might help.

7 Things Saturday 7-21-18

A Saturday mix of things I want to share or found interesting throughout the week. This could be anything from anywhere, you never know what you’ll see.

Seed Saving for Self Sufficiency

A big step toward self sufficiency is knowing how to collect and store seeds from your garden. On today’s podcast episode I discuss all the basics of seed saving and all the reasons you may want to start doing it.