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Self Reliance

Learning to provide your basic needs for yourself and your family.

How To Pickle Chillies

How To Pickle Chillies

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Pickling is a great way to preserve excess produce for later use. This easy guide on how to pickle chillies is one of many ways to preserve your excess chillies.
How To Preserve Chillies In Oil

How To Preserve Chillies in Oil

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Most food plants don’t produce yield all year around. If you want to use this produce year round you need to find a method to preserve your crop for use at other times of...
4 Ways To Dry Chillies

4 Ways To Dry Chillies

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Your growing season went well in your veggie garden and your chili plants produced an abundant crop! Awesome! But now, what to do with all those excess chillies! Here are 4 ways to dry...
How To Preserve Chillies

6 Methods To Preserve Excess Chillies

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Growing your own food is a great strategy for off-grid living or starting your journey to becoming self-sufficient. The problem with growing your own food is how to store the excess long...
How To Grow Citrus Trees

7 Tips On How To Grow Citrus Trees

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Citrus fruits are among my favourite fruits! They are not only great to eat on their own, but can also add great flavours to your cooking. This guide will give you some basic tips...
5 Uses For Autumn Leaves On The Homestead

5 Uses for Autumn Leaves On The Homestead

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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...
How To Harden Off Seedlings

How To Harden Off Seedlings

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Most vegetable gardeners who have been growing their own food have started seedlings indoors in late winter. This allows us to get a jump on summer and have seedlings that are ready to go...
Homestead Hack: Check Soil Quality

Homestead Hack: Check Your Soil Quality

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In order to maximise your crop yield in your homestead vegetable garden, you should use this homestead hack: check your soil quality and least once a year. A good time to perform this test...
Fall on the Homestead

5 Things You Should Do In The Fall On The Homestead

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The seasons change and our routines on the homestead change with it. As summer winds down and we enter fall, or autumn as we call it in my part of the world, we can...
How To Homestead On A Budget

How To Homestead On A Budget

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Have you ever wondered if it is possible to homestead on a budget? Homesteading is essentially becoming more self reliant. Some people just throw money at projects to get them done and get their...

Planning A Home Vegetable Garden

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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...
Growing A Home Vegetable Garden

Growing A Home Vegetable Garden

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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...
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