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5 Uses for Autumn Leaves On The Homestead

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 ground around the base of your ...

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How To Harden Off Seedlings

How To Harden Off Seedlings

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 into the ground by the time the last chance of frost is over. This is a great method, but means that you will need to harden off ...

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Homestead Hack: Check Your Soil Quality

Homestead Hack: Check Your Soil Quality

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 would be just before your main growing season. For most people, this would usually be springtime. Besides soil acidity, the ...

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Planning A Home Vegetable Garden

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 will be ...

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Growing A Home Vegetable Garden

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 ...

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Why Use Heirloom Seeds?

Why Use Heirloom Seeds?

Growing a home vegetable garden is a great idea! But what seeds should you get to maximize the value from your garden. Heirloom seeds would be the seeds I recommend. These are seeds that have an ancient heritage and are proven producers. What Are Heirloom Seeds? Heirloom vegetables are plants that have been grown ...

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