Are you planting your bare root trees and bushes all wrong? EEK! We take a lot of time to select the trees and bushes we plant and then even more time to plant them. That is an awful lot of work to only lose them because we failed to plant them properly.
Today we are going over 6 steps to properly plant bare root trees, and various reasons you have not had success with trees in the past (besides your goats getting in your garden and eating them!).
It is time for week 2 of "What I'm Planting". This week I'm planting cabbage. We do things a little different with cabbage and all brassicas, we use soil blocks.
Ah, soil blocks, I am so grateful for you! You are so affective, and the way you reduce the use of plastic is spot on!
If you have read anything about permaculture you have probably come across comfrey, a fast growing perennial that is commonly used in fruit tree guilds (companion planting). Its many benefits warrants its use in all garden settings and it is so easy to start from root cuttings!
You hear it over and over "keep good records!" But why? Why is it so important and what exactly do all those records include? I know it can leave you wondering where to start and even feeling a bit overwhelmed. Don't worry your sweet heart anymore. Today we are going to go through the most important records to keep for your garden. You can use any notebook, a 3 ring binder, or my Ultimate Garden Planner and Journal (use code GARDEN20 for 20% off). Although I think you will love my planner with it's ease of use and beautiful design, the important thing is that you keep your records. Our goals is to get you the best garden possible! That being said, this post is a bit long but packed with information. Stick around and absorb it all in then grab the free gift I've left for you at the end.
People, friends, you have been missing out! This washing table will change your life!
Yeah, really. No more muddy messes in your kitchen sink. That is life changing in my book. What about you? Agree? Yeah I thought so. Plus you can catch the water under your washing table and reuse it to water your garden or flower pots. Just give the earth a big ol' hug!
You guys are in for a treat today! I'm interviewing Karl Treen creator of the Food Forest card game and founder of Permaculture Providence. I happened upon Karl on instagram (@foodforestcardgame) and I have been enjoying his informative and often humorous posts ever since.
With canning and processing the harvest comes much chopping of vegetables and fruit. It is the most time consuming part of the entire process. So what are our options?
Well, we can stick to doing it by hand. This is great if you don't have much to do. Why dirty a bunch of equipment for a samll amount of produce? Purchase a good knife (we really like are Rada cutlery), keep it sharp, and your good to go!
If you have larger quantities a food processor is very handy. They are effective and produce nice even results. The largest capacity food processor I've ever seen was a 12 cup kitchen aid. It sounds like a lot but when you are producing bushels of produce at a time it still takes hours to get everything chopped.
For the canner who processes the largest quantities of food, it's time for the meat processor. Oh boy, does this do the trick! This is definitely the fastest way to chop vegetables. With a meat grinder you can feed the vegetables continually, never stopping to empty one batch and refill. Nope, just keep on feeding the grinder and watch it come out the other end perfectly chopped. We are never going back people. This has changed canning season for good and in such a good way!
Have you heard me talk about Kiwi before? If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram you know the she is our little Lowline Jersey cross. She's a tiny little thing- definitely a mini!
Gardening season is upon us and we are here to guide you! Many of you may know that I've been working on a gardening book, "Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Garden." It's done! It will be released on Tuesday May 14th and available for purchase here on our website and on Amazon
To kick off it's launch I thought I would do book giveaway! Yeah! To be entered into the giveaway is all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what excites you most about gardening. Simple! That's how we like it and that theme carries through to my book. A simple guide that won't confuse you or give you a bunch of unnecessary tasks. Yuck! My book outlines everything you need to do so you can have a garden THIS YEAR! Yes please!
There are numerous book on the market about grading-so many that it can be overwhelming for someone who is just starting out. Where are you to begin?
You all know that we invested in new, breeder quality chickens earlier this spring. We searched the country high and low for birds that were not only breeder quality but also that they have been raised and selected for egg and meat production and fed a non-GMO diet.
Hello, I'm Jaci. I look forward to sharing my gardening and homestead adventures to help you reach your gardening goals! If you have any questions then don't be shy, I'd love to hear from you. Send me a message and I will be glad to help!