Garden

10 Best Veggies for Beginning Gardeners

10 Best Veggies for Beginning Gardeners

Victory gardens have made a comeback recently, as many folks started growing vegetables during the worldwide pandemic of 2020 and beyond.  I love to see more people gardening and growing food!  Let’s grow all the things!

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11 Ways to Use Swiss Chard

11 Ways to Use Swiss Chard

If you’re not growing Swiss Chard, are you even gardening?

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This Changed My Homesteading Game

This Changed My Homesteading Game

It might surprise you to know…

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DIY Straw Bale Cold Frame

How to Make a Straw Bale Cold Frame

If you started seeds indoors this year, you’ll need a way to harden off your seedlings before planting them in the ground. 

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Yankee Homestead Gift Guide 2019

Yankee Homestead Gift Guide 2019

Ready to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list?  You came to the right place!  I happen to be a fantastic gift-giver, and this great big homestead gift guide round up is filled with all my best ideas.

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5 Secrets for Growing Better Carrots | Roots and Boots

5 Secrets for Growing Better Carrots

I am bound and determined to grow at least 75% of my family’s annual carrot supply.  Did it happen this year?  Nope.  But I learned five secrets for growing better carrots, and I’m pretty sure next year will be the Year of the Carrot here on the homestead.

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4 Easy Ways to Recycle Kitchen Scraps

4 Easy Ways to Recycle Kitchen Scraps

Y’all, we throw away a lot of food in America.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if every home in the U.S. found a way to recycle kitchen scraps, yard waste, and anything compostable?

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Do This With Homegrown Tomatoes

The Homegrown Tomato Trick that Saved My Sanity

I wish someone had told me this homegrown tomato trick long ago!  It’s currently saving my sanity as the tomatoes are rolling in from the garden.

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The Easiest Way to Deseed a Pepper

Whether you are harvesting tons of peppers from your own garden or you hit the pepper jackpot at the farmers market, you’re probably wondering: what is the easiest way to deseed a pepper?

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7 Reasons to Start Your Own Seeds Indoors

7 Reasons to Start Your Own Seeds Indoors

After wanting to start my own seeds indoors for YEARS, I finally tackled the challenge this spring.  I’m beyond thrilled with my success, and the process was so simple!

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