Gardening

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

From Cucina Povera to Conscious Cookery: Timeless Garden-to-Kitchen and Back Again Smarts

Eating in season. Eating locally. They’re not just foodie buzzwords, that’s how our ancestors ate. They had to. There was…

2 weeks ago

Brassica: The Queen of Greens

I recently had breakfast with my three-year old granddaughter, Josephine, in a rather chi-chi diner of her choosing. When her…

1 month ago

Black Thumb! Helpful Hints for the Cultivationally Challenged

Over the course of the last 25 years, I have gardened both sides of the Mason-Dixon line, and  I have…

2 months ago

How to Grow a Food Forest in Five Years

In times of uncertainty such as these, becoming as self-sufficient as you can is a smart idea.  One of the…

2 months ago

Your Medicinal Garden: Ten Herbs to Plant This Spring

Come spring, the nursery catalogs will be arriving in the mail.  All of us are entertaining grandiose gardening plans.  This…

2 months ago

The Secret Witches’ Spell to the Perfect Garden: Soil-Making Magic

Springtime gardens turn into summertime weed lots. Does this happen to you?  You till and dig, bring in dirt or…

2 months ago

Growing Bamboo on the Homestead

You have probably heard horror stories from someone who planted a small patch of decorative bamboo then watched in dismay…

2 months ago

Foraging the Forest for Spring Edibles

It’s early spring. The bone-chilling winds of winter have finally given way to that sweet-smelling southern breeze. Songbirds have returned…

2 months ago

Attract Wildlife to Your Property

Living in the country means you have to deal with fewer people.  Country neighbors are few but often become like family.…

2 months ago

Naked Gardening Exposed!

By now you’ve probably seen the Internet hoopla for World Naked Gardening Day.  The subject is everywhere, with its own…

3 months ago

Food Forever: Creating a Perennial Food Forest

Growing our own produce is an important part of the homesteading lifestyle. However, planting and depending solely on annuals season…

3 months ago

Growing Red Wine Cap Mushrooms on the Homestead

Homesteaders are constantly trying to find a new product they can produce on their land and that is smart.  If…

3 months ago