Easy Guide to Growing Enough Vegetables for Your Family

Easy Guide to Growing Enough Vegetables for Your Family

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Plants
If you plan to strictly grow all of your own vegetables for your family to eat throughout the season, or to also save for winter you probably wonder how much you need to grow? Maybe your family eats a lot of vegetables, or you don't. Every family is different. Homesteaders or off the grid livers need to be able to grow enough for their whole family for the season and beyond. Having this guide can be very helpful for those situations, especially if you are new to the homesteading or off the grid living way of life and want to learn it all. Stores may not always be close when you are trying to live farther away from society. Especially if you live way up north, a snow storm would…
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An EASY Guide to Gardening for Beginners: How to Get Started Now

An EASY Guide to Gardening for Beginners: How to Get Started Now

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Plants
Want to know how to grow a fantastic garden? Beginners can do it too! Gardening is for everyone. You do not have to be an expert to have a great growing garden. All you need to learn is what you need to do to be successful. Beginners as the term itself is not a bad thing. Everyone can ALWAYS learn something new at any age. Never stop learning about things you want to know. Vegetables you grew yourself tend to taste so much better since YOU KNOW who grew them.....YOU! It's all of your hard work sitting on your plate! Some of the things we will cover that you should know is: Garden PlanningKnowing your ZoneSoil Know HowWeedingFertilizingHarvest These are all important factors when it comes to gardening at any…
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All About Canning: Why you should can, what to can, and how to do it!

All About Canning: Why you should can, what to can, and how to do it!

Food, Gardening, Homesteading
So you're interested in learning about canning, or you know about canning but just want to learn more about it..... Then we have some great information for you! It doesn't matter whether you're a: FarmerHomesteaderLiving Off the Grid TypeEveryday Gardener Canning can be a fantastic tool for you to save your harvest. Now if you're a homesteader or especially someone living off the grid, canning is a MUST. You will rely on your canned goods in the winter time, unless say you have a nice greenhouse to be able to grow vegetables all year round. Importantly, no matter what way it goes you want to save all of those excess vegetables and fruits you got from harvest time so they're not wasted. But What is Canning? Canning is the act…
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Vegetables You Can Plant in Late Summer for Fall Harvest

Vegetables You Can Plant in Late Summer for Fall Harvest

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors, Plants
Alright so it's now in the middle of June, and July is just around the corner. You're looking at fresh vegetables growing EVERYWHERE! It's VERY exciting and beautiful isn't it? Depending how early you were able to start you garden would depend on what all you've been able to grow and harvest by now. If you are already able to harvest a TON of different Summer vegetables you may be already thinking about what you can get planted mid Summer for the Fall harvest. Thinking ahead is a very helpful thing especially when you are running a business-farming is a business at it's core. Of course, we all know that different seasons can call for different types of vegetables. Things like pumpkins, because of the very long germination time are…
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3 Ways to Dry Basil & How to Prune Basil Plants

3 Ways to Dry Basil & How to Prune Basil Plants

Food, Homesteading, Plants
Growing basil is great! The plant smells so good, it's very pretty, and of course prevents you from spending tons of money on fresh basil in the store. I love watching my basil plants thrive. Of course there are so many cute ways to grow basil plants! As the plant grows it does need to be pruned. This allows your plant to keep growing healthy and producing more leaves. Basil plants can get over crowded while growing. Earlier this week I pruned mine since they were over growing and I ended up with a lot of basil leaves just from the prune. But how do you go about pruning a basil plant? How to Prune Your Basil Plants So you're looking at your basil plants and they seem to be…
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Raised Garden Beds- 10 Benefits to Having Them and How to Make Them

Raised Garden Beds- 10 Benefits to Having Them and How to Make Them

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors, Plants
So you're wanting to start your garden, but where to start? Well, you'll want to think about the size of the garden you want or especially how much room you have for a garden. These are the first important questions you need to ask yourself and asses your property to figure out. If you have a very large area and need to grow fields of corn, a traditional garden is most likely right for you. Smaller spaces may lean more towards raised beds, or even if you just don't have the tools to put in a garden in the ground like a tiller. This year my garden ended up much much bigger than I intended. With that it made it to where it is a lot harder to keep up…
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Unique Easy Herb Grow Container Ideas For Your Home or Patio

Unique Easy Herb Grow Container Ideas For Your Home or Patio

Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Plants
Many of us love fresh herbs to cook with. Having to buy fresh herbs at the grocery store can be expensive. Just one small package can cost you anywhere from $3-$5 and then if you can't use it all fast enough it just goes to waste in your fridge. Why spend that kind of money when you can get a pack of seeds for under $2 and grow as many herbs as you would like? I absolutely love growing my own herbs. They are very pretty to look at, they smell fantastic, and some herbs keep bugs away. Sounds pretty great right? The thing is they are also very easy to grow! Depending on the space or style you would like it to look there are different easy and cheap…
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How To Help Save The Bees

How To Help Save The Bees

Animals, Food, Gardening, Homesteading, Outdoors
Bees are currently on the endangered list. They are decreasing in numbers and even many bee farmers have been having issues with their bees dying for unknown reasons. This is a worrisome fact since we actually really need bees and they help us out more than we realize, so we need to try efforts to help save them. Why Do We Need Bees? They are excellent pollinators. Bees pollinate about 90% of crops around the world. That's a LOT! Pollination equals better growing fruits and vegetables. It helps out the plants and it also helps the bees themselves. With pollination they also take back the pollen to their homes to feed their young and of course make honey. Without bees of course there is no honey. If you're like me…
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Morel Mushroom Hunting

Morel Mushroom Hunting

Food, Homesteading, Outdoors
It's Spring Time and guess what that means......It's finally time for Morels to come back! Morels are highly sought after mushrooms that can bring high dollar amounts if you know where to find them. What is a Morel? Firstly, you're probably wondering....what in the world is a Morel? It is a wildly grown mushroom that is not available in stores, since it is not farm grown. In order to find morels you have to be willing to take a walk in the woods to find them, and of course know where to look. These mushrooms are highly sought out for their earthy, nutty, smoky flavor Unlike regular mushrooms they do not have the slimy mouth feel as many mushrooms can tend to have, which if you're like me that is…
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