Gardening & Outdoors
One of the greatest skills a homesteader can acquire is the ability to produce food for yourself. Not everyone is blessed with acres to grow their own food, but even a pot of patio tomatoes can change how you and your family eats. Our quarter acre is home to over 1,000 square feet of vegetable gardens as well as a mini-orchard. Discover how to maintain your gardens and outdoor spaces.
Back to Eden Gardening
Back to Eden is a simple organic gardening method that mimics nature, with layers of decomposing materials that nourish the garden. When you have achieved an established Back to Eden garden, care is minimal since the garden cares for itself and provides most of it’s own needs.
Starting a Garden
With the increasing awareness of healthy living, people are turning to growing their own organic vegetables in their backyards. A backyard garden has many advantages. Not only does it save money and provide constant flow of fresh vegetables, but it’s also a source of recreation and physical exercise in relaxing environment and fresh air.
When you eat from your garden, you are eating what you put in your your soil. Keep pesticides and synthetics away from your garden. Try these organic options instead. Most are as effective (if not more so) than their commercial counterparts.
Seed Starting & Saving
Everything you could need to know about seeds. When to start yours seeds, methods for sowing, and even how to save seeds so you don’t have to buy more the following year.
Need help in your garden? You will find the information you need to turn your brown thumb green.