Gardening

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

Seasons in the Garden: Time Waits for No Homesteader

I need some beans to go with dinner so I grab a basket, slip on my muck boots, and head…

1 month ago

Grow Garlic… It’s Easy!

  The garlic is all dug and on bread racks for the drying process.  In just a few days it…

1 month ago

Tips for Starting a CSA, Successfully

Many people begin homesteading as a way to escape the rat race only to discover you still need some type…

1 month ago

Super Tuber! Sweet Potatoes: Superheroes in the Garden

Sometimes we Americans can have some pretty lame attitudes toward food. We insist that tomatoes are a fruit, but nobody…

2 months ago

8 Benefits of Wildflower Lawns

Urban sprawl has helped to bring the modern lawn into existence. The result is a short, neat, monoculture plot of…

2 months ago

Garden Season Extenders and Cold-Weather Husbandry

  It may seem strange to think about cold weather when it is still scorching but cold weather is right…

2 months ago

Elder: Heirloom Herb and Source of Elderberry Syrup

The elder is a deciduous shrub of myth, legend, beauty, and usefulness.  In June through early July, the whole bush…

2 months ago

Basement Bunnies and Grow-box Gardening: The Challenges of Urban Homesteading

Tammy Curry greeted me with fresh homemade bread, slathered with butter, and a glass of cool sweet tea.  It was…

2 months ago

Bramble Blood

There was a time in my life when from spring to September, and sometimes on into November, I was busy…

4 months ago

Edible Flowers: A Rose by Any Other Name Just Might be Lunch

  Making a life off of your land is nothing short of one big adventure.  People who are serious about…

4 months ago

Hydroponics and Aquaponics: Setting Up a Simple System

  Hydroponic and aquaponic vegetables are becoming more popular with growers and consumers alike.  Consumers enjoy fresh, organic produce and…

5 months ago

Cannabis 101

  Introduction to Cannabis Cannabis hasn’t always been a controversial substance. In fact, it wasn’t until the early twentieth century,…

5 months ago