Category Archives: Gardening

Check out the Benefits of Composting and How to Get Started

Composting is one of the most basic concepts of homesteading and gardening. If you aren’t composting you are missing out! There are quite a few benefits to recycling organic materials. We use composted material to fertilize our garden and plants … Continue reading

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Planting & Caring for Strawberries is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Our family loves strawberries! We love to eat them raw. We make low sugar strawberry jam. Cooking a low sugar strawberry sauce for cheesecake is at the top of our list too! As the years progress it seems strawberries are … Continue reading

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Reading Your Soil Test Results is Easier than You Think

Several weeks ago I collected soil samples from my garden and trekked down to my local county extension office. The sweet lady filled out my testing forms and said I’d receive a letter in the mail in about 2 weeks. … Continue reading

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How to Recycle Eggshells for your Homestead

Recycling eggshells is a wonderful way to benefit your homestead. We collect eggs from the coop every single day. When we cook or bake the eggs we save the egg shells. Say what? That’s right. We save the egg shells. … Continue reading

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Starting Indoor Seedlings Produces Fruit in the Garden Sooner

Starting indoor seedlings produces fruit in the garden sooner. Many gardeners choose to start seeds indoors for many reasons, but I’d venture to say the top reason is because your plants will bear fruit sooner. I live in the south … Continue reading

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