Growing plants from seeds is a great way to get a garden going on a budget. Whether you’re planting vegetables, flowers or herbs, starting from seed is the best way to get lots of variety in your garden. Seed catalogs and company websites are a bright spot in the bleak winter months. It’s so easy […]
My greatest homesteading sin is that I don’t save seeds. Regardless of how you get into the homesteading lifestyle, whether it’s through keeping chickens or growing your own tomatoes or baking your own bread there is always a drive towards self sufficiency or need to survive and thrive on your own with no outside help. […]
I do a lot of gardening. I have a flower garden that runs the length of the house, several smaller areas scattered around and of course the orchard and vegetable garden. I do 99% of the work by hand with a small collection of gardening tools. The only power tools are the push mower and […]
I started growing alpine strawberries on a whim but they quickly become a plant I can’t live without. Alpine strawberries (Fragaria vesca) are closely related to wild wood strawberries. They have a truly unique delicious flavor. It’s a little bit tropical with a naturally sweetness. It’s impossible to describe.
Who doesn’t love mint? I wanted to grow mint because it’s delicious, it smells amazing and there are a ton of varieties. BUT I wanted an herb garden not a mint garden. If you’ve ever grown anything in the mint family you understand exactly what I mean. That is how the Whiskey Barrel Mint Garden […]