Best Places to Find Heirloom Seeds

Grow a pest- and disease-free garden rich in diversity by paying attention to where you source your seeds. By Diana Williams It’s getting that time of year to start planting, if you can, go heirloom. Growing a bumper crop this year will depend on the quality of seed you plant plant. If you’re looking for […] Read more »

Ways to Get More Out Of Your Small Garden

Some people don’t have a lot of land so it’s important to know a few things to maximize the land you do have.  Grow more food in your small space with these tips for keeping your soil healthy and crops productive season to season. By Jesse Frost Courtesy Karen Blakeman/Flickr As the season’s early crops […] Read more »

Organizing Garden Seeds

I thought this was a good idea so I thought I would save it. January 14, 2015 by Montana Homesteader I’ve been gardening for many years and until this year, never had a decent system to organize my seeds. I always used to keep all my seed packets in one big bag or box. What […] Read more »

Getting Tomatoes the water they need.

I had to save this on my blog, I thought it was a good idea to use in my own garden.  Read the comments that follow they have some useful information. I started may 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and a second row up about […] Read more »

Aquaponics, What is a Grow Bed?

The Aquaponics USA Food-Growing systems have two main components–the Grow Bed and the Fish Tank. That’s where all the action is taking place. It’s pretty easy to see the main action in the fish tank. Just check out our web cam on the “Our Tilapia” page. But seeing the action in the Grow Beds is […] Read more »

Harness the power of nature’s weed inhibitors

I have noticed that once my squash get established, weeds don’t do as well, this explains a lot. Most gardeners have heard of the “three sisters,” three food plants traditionally grown together by native Americans, and the supposed reasons why the crop combination works: The corn acts as a pole for the climbing beans; the […] Read more »

Greenhouse gardening, things to consider

Tending a Greenhouse Greenhouse gardening has its own set of considerations. Greenhouse gardening is similar in many ways to gardening outside. The plants still need adequate nutrients and water, and protection from insect pests and diseases. You still must tie, prune, and tend to them. But the greenhouse environment is also very different from that […] Read more »

Cold Frames and Hot Beds Difference

Some great info on the difference between Cold Frames and hot Beds from the http://www.savvygardener.com/Features/cold_frames-hotbeds.html   To get the most out of a garden, you can extend the growing season by sheltering plants from cold weather both in early spring and during the fall. Very ambitious gardeners harvest greens and other cool-weather crops all winter […] Read more »

10 Things you need to do to prepare for the move to the country

A nice article by Luke Lee from Backwoods Home Magazine, some good advice from those people who plan on Bugging out. There are three kinds of people who read this magazine: those already living in the country, those actively preparing and planning to make the move to the country, and lastly those who fantasize about […] Read more »