Foraging has become quite trendy in the last few years. It can be a little overwhelming to see the gourmet meals made from wild woods, the techniques and beauty are sometimes so much more than the usual home cook can pull off, but it’s made even more intimidating when trying to learn how to identify the wild foods safely.
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 backyard garden as well as a mini-orchard. Discover how to maintain your gardens and outdoor spaces.
Are you just getting started saving seeds? Here is a wonderful resource for everything you could need to know about saving various types of seeds. We cover the easy, intermediate, and hard vegetable seeds as well as a variety of herbs and flowers. Be sure to check back from time to time as we will be continuously adding to the list.
I have heard marvelous things not only about the yield of potatoes that come from a Back to Eden Garden, but the cleanliness of the potatoes as well. Being a Mainer, it is my duty to plant and harvest great potatoes (our state produces 1.5 billion pounds of the US’s potatoes each year). Potatoes are one of the only crops with which you break the “Back to Eden” rules with.
We have so many exciting things happening on The 104 Homestead this 2015 season. We’re increasing our duck flock, we’re adding quail, but most exciting is that we are changing the way we garden. Wait… there’s more than one way to garden? Why yes, my friends, there are many ways to garden. Today I’m going to introduce you to the concept Back to Eden gardening.
I am so excited about Saturday and do you know why? It is the first Saturday of May which happens to be World Naked Gardening Day! A chance to rip off the clothes and rip out the weeds. Next to Christmas, I think it’s my favorite holiday.
It’s time to plant! You started seeds inside, nurtured them, and watched them grow, and now you’re ready to transplant them into the garden. Or, maybe you just returned home from the nursery with an armful of new plants. Either way, before you start digging, there are two key things you need to know to make sure your plants are successful in the garden – hardening off and transplanting.