5 Uses for Autumn Leaves On The Homestead
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5 Uses for Autumn Leaves On The Homestead

For many, autumn leaves are just another seasonal chore! But this resource can be so much more. Try out these 5 uses for autumn leaves on the homestead, or even for your suburban garden! 5 Uses For Autumn Leaves On The Homestead – 1 – Mulch Rake up the leaves and distribute them on the…

7 Reasons To Be Thankful On The Homestead
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7 Reasons To Be Thankful On The Homestead

During this season, our American cousins celebrate Thanksgiving. While this is not part of my culture or tradition, I think the sentiment of taking time out to think about what you are grateful for is a good for you. Hence, I will celebrate Thanksgiving with my fellow homesteaders in the USA with 7 reasons to…

Planning A Home Vegetable Garden
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Planning A Home Vegetable Garden

Planning a home vegetable garden requires a strategy, in order to be successful! Having a plan will also allow you to structure the garden to your location, the time you have to spend tending to your garden and what vegetables to plant. The type of garden we will discuss in planning a home vegetable garden…

Growing A Home Vegetable Garden
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Growing A Home Vegetable Garden

Growing a home vegetable garden is not only a rewarding hobby, but enables you to be more self-sufficient and eat healthier. Many people do not even consider growing a home vegetable garden because they have a few misconceptions about the undertaking. This post is the introduction to a mini series of posts on how to…

5 Tips To Grow Peas In Your Garden
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5 Tips To Grow Peas In Your Garden

Choosing to grow peas in your vegetable garden is a good choice. Peas are packed with power for both you and your garden! Growing peas helps rejuvenate your soil by fixing nitrogen back into soils where nitrogen is depleted. It is good practice to grow peas or beans in a soil after a root crop…

Foraging For Edibles – Dandelion
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Foraging For Edibles – Dandelion

In many parts of the world, Dandelion are considered an undesirable weed. However, dandelion is a highly nutritious, edible plant that should not be overlooked as a food source! It is rich in vitamins A and K, providing more than your daily minimum requirement for these nutrients. Dandelion are native to Europe, Asia and North…

Easy Homemade Plum Jam Recipe
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Easy Homemade Plum Jam Recipe

Learning how to make jam is one way of making use of excess fruit in your fridge, before it spoils. This easy homemade plum jam recipe is just the ticket for using your excess plums. Our vegetable gardens, and fruit trees often produce abundant crops, more than we can consume in a short period. Rather…

How To Grow Bountiful Beans
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How To Grow Bountiful Beans

Beans are easy to grow, and once established, require little care. They are rewarding to grow since they produce an abundant harvest. About Beans Beans are not only easy to grow but are also beneficial to your garden. They are part of a group of plants called nitrogen fixers. These plants are able to re-introduce…

Foraging For Edibles – Amaranth
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Foraging For Edibles – Amaranth

Foraging for edibles is a useful skill to have, whether you are a survivalist, or just want to be able to use the nature around you! Amaranth is another plant one plant can forage for in the wild, along with other plants such as Purselane and Wood Sorrel. As always, when foraging for wild edibles,…

Easy Fermenter Wide Mouth Lid Kit Review
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Easy Fermenter Wide Mouth Lid Kit Review

Fermenting foods has been a method of preserving food for centuries! The Easy Fermenter wide mouth lid kit takes the hassle out of fermenting. Fermenting not only preserves food but it is a way to get probiotics – good bacteria – into your gut. Having healthy gut bacteria gives you an immune system boost and…

5 Steps To Make Your Own Organic Rooting Hormone
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5 Steps To Make Your Own Organic Rooting Hormone

Are you looking for a completely natural, organic rooting hormone that will increase your success rate for growing cuttings? Great news! You can make your own right at home! The only tricky part is you need access to a willow tree! How Does It Work? Why a willow tree you ask? Well, the way that…

How To Make An Easy Kombucha Salad Dressing
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How To Make An Easy Kombucha Salad Dressing

Kombucha salad dressing is a great way to make use of excess kombucha, You can also make it from a batch that you fermented a little too long and it has become a little too vinegary to drink. Kombucha salad dressing is a healthy alternative, full of probiotic goodness! This recipe is easy, and you…