When we moved from a 1/3 acre homestead we owned, to a rental townhouse, I knew homesteading would look different. Chickens would be impossible…but gardening could still happen in containers. I quickly realized though that I would need some smart composting systems. My chickens were re-homed and I had no where to put our kitchen scraps! A composter was… Keep Reading
How can you garden in a small space? An area with poor soil? In a rental where the landlord won’t let you get break ground? Containers.
I’m in the land of apples and cherries! It’s apple season in Washington, and I am in love. Apple picking has been going on everywhere and we’re making all kinds of goodies. Apple sauce, apple crisp, savory sausage and apple stuffings, and one of my favorites, apple butter.
We moved from Florida to Washington this summer. From the swamp, to the desert. Not only has this been a huge change for our family personally, it’s been a huge change in my gardening!
Homesteading and Apartment are two words that you don’t think should go together, but what if I told you they can?! I know so many homesteaders like myself who dream of acres of land and dairy goats and alpacas…okay maybe the alpacas are just me! But my point is
I put off growing my own sweet potatoes for ages. I felt like it was intimidating compared to regular potatoes…which you just toss in the ground and boom, you have potatoes! But I wish I hadn’t because guess what, they aren’t actually all that difficult to grow. On the contrary! I find sweet potatoes to be extremely easy to… Keep Reading
I want to shout this from the roof tops – I love Back to Eden Gardening!! Have you seen the free documentary on this miracle method? If you haven’t … dude … go watch it HERE! If you don’t have time to watch it, make time. But for now here’s a quick overview of our experience with the Back to… Keep Reading
If you’ve been gardening for even a little while, you may have come across the idea of Companion planting. What is companion planting? Simply, it’s when a gardener plants two different plants near each other because the two plants have a mutually beneficial relationship. Maybe one plant will help the other grow stronger, one will help deter pests from the… Keep Reading
Are you new to gardening in zone 8? Don’t worry, it’s different here, let me show you what to plant in March. Most gardening guides will be telling you to plant things like peas and cabbage and lettuce. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but…the ship has sailed on that for us in zone 8. The good… Keep Reading
As I write this, there’s less than one week left of 2018! Can you even believe that? The year started out pretty rough for me, but it’s turned out to be one of the best years. And as I’ve been looking back, I found I really wanted to share some of my favorite things from 2018. My favorite products, books,… Keep Reading