Plant in your garden a year’s worth of food?

How much should you plant in your garden to provide a year’s worth of food? by BRENDA on APRIL 1, 2013 Do you know how much your family eats in a year’s time? As a farmer’s wife, I am keenly aware of how much meat, poultry, eggs, honey and dairy we consume. Raising enough food […] Read more »

Purslane! 11 Uses for the Edible Weed

Great information on a very common plant in your yard. Often weeded from gardens, purslane is an edible groundcover that is full of omega-3s and magnesium. Try purslane for six medicinal uses or you can try the underrated superfood in any of these five purslane recipes. What is Purslane? Purslane is a thick-stemmed succulent groundcover […] Read more »

How To Build A Herb Spiral

I like these, they would look good just about anywhere in your yard. Click on the link below for a lot more pictures. These days, I saw that many people who seemed to be interested in herb spirals, so, if done properly, they need little maintenance and can keep the herbs all around the year. […] Read more »

Aquaponics: Growing Fish & Vegetables Together

Nice article from   http://www.realfarmacy.com/introduction-aquaponics-growing-fish-vegetables-together/ you can never have to much info on aquaponics each is different so you can always pick up something new.       Introduction to Aquaponics: Growing Fish & Vegetables Together What if I told you that you could catch fish for dinner in your very own backyard? What if I told […] Read more »

How to Build an Inexpensive Hoop-Style Greenhouse

Green houses are expensive but they can be built with minimum expense compared to the fancier ones and do just as good of a job for a lot less money. One of the most valuable assets in my garden is my Hoop-Style  greenhouse. It has allowed me to grow plants that I normally would not be […] Read more »

Beneficial Insects: Your Garden’s Most Powerful Friends

Many common insects are actually good for your garden. Some you may think otherwise, I told my wife about the usefulness of yellow jackets, but she could care less she still wants the yellow jackets gone. Our insect allies far outnumber the insect pests in our yards and gardens. Bees, flies, and many moths help […] Read more »

Year-round Backyard Mini Farming

Growing food on limited space and land requires a bit more planning and preparation if you want to maximize what you are able to grow, the information on the following website has some great info on how to do this on how to create your own mini farming paradise Read more at http://www.neo-terra.org/Pages/PASA2010.aspx     Read more »

Cover Crops to Build Soil, Crowd Out Unwanted Plants

Nice article from askwildehilde.blogspot.com/ I need to crowd out some puncture weeds, nasty little plants, they do have some medicinal value but I’m not sure if its worth keeping them. Cover Crops to Build Soil, Crowd Out Unwanted Plants, and Create Biomass It is very important the the earth be able to grow and breathe […] Read more »

Using Radish Leaves in Smoothies

Using Radish Leaves in Smoothies, great info from http://www.incrediblesmoothies.com but I would add beet greens, kale, broccoli, cauliflower and many other including ones that you would consider weeds such as dandelion and purslane. I wouldn’t recommend ever tossing radishes into your green smoothies, but when it comes to the radish greens, that’s a different story. […] Read more »

5 Medicinal Herbs You Might Not Even Know You have

Nice article on Medicinal Herbs from http://oldfashionedfamilies.com/   5 Medicinal Herbs You Might Not Even Know You have in your Yard, But as the article imply’s, there is many more that you might have access to and not know it. Comfrey being one of them. One of my latest interests that is rapidly turning into a passion is herbal […] Read more »