Organic Gardening

How to Make Your Own Indoor Grow Light Stand

If you grow plants from seed (or if you want to), you're likely going to want to start a few of them indoors. And if you start your seeds indoors, something that will make your life so much easier (and make your seedlings bigger, stronger and...

The Principles of Permaculture (And How to Make Them Work For You!)

Knowing how to apply the principles of permaculture to your property can make your homestead more productive with less effort on your part. But first you have to understand what the principles of permaculture are and, of course, what permaculture...

3 Easy Ways to Help Save the Bees (And Why it Matters)

By Ginny Aaron Something that has been near and dear to my heart for a long time is the devastating drop in the global honeybee population. Honeybees ALONE are responsible for pollinating 80% of fruits and vegetables.Considering how much we depend on these little...
How to Grow More Food In Less Space

How to Grow More Food In Less Space

One of the biggest problems that every homesteader runs into sooner or later is the issue of wanting to grow more food than their garden space allows for. You see, this whole growing your own food thing… it’s sort of addictive. The more you...

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How to Read & Understand Seed Packets

How to Read & Understand Seed Packets

Seed packets can contain a lot of confusing information, but learning how to read seed packets is crucial when it comes to giving your plants the best start in life. Here's a breakdown of all the information included on most seed packets, and how to actually...

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How to Prepare Your Soil in the Fall

How to Prepare Your Soil in the Fall

The number one secret to success for any home gardener lies in having good soil. No, scratch that… It lies in BUILDING good soil. Because even if you start out with the best soil on Earth, if you continue to grow in the same soil season after season without amending...

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How to Grow Spices At Home

How to Grow Spices At Home

When I first learned that there was someone successfully growing spices like ginger, turmeric, cumin and vanilla at home in North Carolina, my mind was honestly blown. I had honestly never considered it could even be possible to grow "exotic"...

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How to Grow a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes

How to Grow a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of those crops that you really can’t grow enough of. Even if you’re not a big fan of fresh tomatoes, chances are you enjoy some tomato-based products on the regular. And that means that if you grow your own tomatoes, you can make those products at...

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