Gardening

Homesteading Gardening articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Bats & Guano: Gifts From the Garden Gods

Say the words feces, scat, feculence, crap, caca, and a shovel-full of other euphemisms and you would be describing pretty…

1 month ago

Going Full Circle: A Journey Back to Sustainable Agriculture

There are many reasons why people are drawn to the homesteading lifestyle and sustainable agriculture. There is the lure of…

2 months ago

Ruth Stout: The No-Dig Duchess

In the early 1980s, I went to Sussex, England to study small-scale agriculture at a Rudolf Steiner center called Emerson…

2 months ago

How the Ancients Farmed

Mrs. Cro-Magnon just got home with a basket of berries and tubers; she’s been foraging all day and has just…

3 months ago

Poor Man’s Greenhouse

Winter has almost set in, and on most homesteads, vegetable production has come to end with the exception of cabbage,…

3 months ago

Bowery Farming: An Interview with Co-Founder and CEO Irving Fain

When Irving Fain started Bowery Farms he had a dream; to provide the world with healthy, fresh, pesticide-free greens to…

4 months ago

Overwintering Vegetables for Early Spring Harvests

When I first started gardening, as a total greenhorn, I thought that there was only one harvest opportunity a year. …

4 months ago

Indoor Gardening in Winter

Those of us who live in areas of early frost, dread to see our gardens destroyed by it. Often, tomatoes…

5 months ago

Grow Beyond Your Zone: Easy Hügelkultur Beds for Citrus, Olives, and More

My husband loves olives, so it was no surprise to me that he did not leave empty-handed when he saw…

5 months ago

Seed Heads Provide Food for Wildlife and Decorate the Winter Landscape

Once the last blazing maple leaf has floated to the ground and before the first blossoms of spring burst forth…

5 months ago