Homesteading

How to Save Kale Seed

How to Save Kale Seed (and Why I Probably Won’t Do It Again)

On a whim this spring, I decided to allow several overwintered vegetable plants to go to seed.  I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a crazy year, and it seemed like a good time to learn how to save kale seed.

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DIY Raised Garden Beds

DIY Wooden Raised Garden Beds

Any way you look at it, raised garden beds are my favorite way to grow vegetables.  They’re beautiful, easy on the back, and easy to weed. Many of you have asked for instructions, and today I’m excited to share with you our DIY wooden raised garden beds.  We even made a video for you about…

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How to Plant a Fruit Tree Guild

How to Plant a Fruit Tree Guild

Imagine an orchard that produces a variety of beautiful fruits each year, adds beauty to your homestead, and operates with little human input.  If this interests you, I invite you to join me as we learn how to plant a fruit tree guild.

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My Simple No Till Gardening Method

My Simple No Till Gardening Method

What’s the best way to create a new garden space?  I get this question all the time!  One of my very favorite ways to prepare a new garden space is by using this simple no till gardening method.

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How to Pinch Pepper Plants

How to Pinch Pepper Plants (and why)

Do you know how to pinch pepper plants?  I recently learned how to pinch off the flowers, buds, and first, tiny peppers in order to yield stronger, healthier plants and a greater harvest in the end.

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How to Build a Raspberry Trellis

How to Build a Raspberry Trellis

Wondering how to build a raspberry trellis for your backyard berries? 

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Canning Supplies List for Beginners

Canning Supplies List for Beginners

Ready to start preserving your homegrown fruits and veggies? 

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10 Best Veggies for Beginning Gardeners

10 Best Veggies for Beginning Gardeners

Victory gardens are making a comeback, as many folks consider growing vegetables during the worldwide pandemic of 2020.  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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