Organic Gardening and Homesteading

 Gardening

The State of My Garden So Far (Challenges, Mistakes, Pests and All)

It’s Not Too Late to Start a Garden

7 Gardening Lessons from a Novice Gardener

Gardening 101 Series and Heirloom Seed

Selecting Seeds for Garden Success

How to Plant a Garden That Works for Where You Live

7 Reasons to Square Foot Garden

Plan & Plant Now for Sustainability, Freedom, and a Backyard Revolution

How to Plan Your Garden

How to Plan Your Garden, Part 2

How to Plant Garlic in the Fall

Heirloom Seeds: A Frugal and Healthier Option for Gardening

Gardening with Herbs 101: Harvesting Your Herbs

Gardening with Herbs 101: Preserving Your Herbs

Gardening with Herbs 101: What to Grow

Gardening with Herbs 101: Where to Begin

A Year of Herbs: Ginger

A Year of Herbs: Garlic

A Year of Herbs: Dandelions

A Tale of Rhubarb

Getting Organized in the Garden: Seed Starting and Planting Schedule

Organization in the Garden: Evaluating What You Have and What You Need

Reflections on Another Year of Gardening

A Tale of Two Gardens

A Tale of Two Gardens: Part 2

Garlic Galore!

5 Steps to Being a Lazy Gardener

Q&A: In The Garden

Buying seeds for your garden

Sprouts -The easiest greens you’ll ever grow!

Spring gardening, here we come!

A Gardener’s Look at Life

Gardening in Less-than-Ideal Spaces

Naturally Controlling Pests in the Organic Garden

Preserving

Planning What to Preserve

5 Ways to Use Blueberries this Season

Small Batch Dehydrating for the Summer Bounty

How to Peel Peaches and Tomatoes for Canning

Canning: Not What You Think!

Dry to Preserve: A Quick Guide to Dehydration

Freezing and Using Up an Abundance of Peppers

Play it Again: Canning Pumpkins

When Life Hands You Soggy Pickles… Make Relish!

The Lesson of the Pickles

Preserving Food with the Lactic-Acid Fermentation Method: Sauerkraut Tutorial

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Canning Pears

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Freezing Spinach and Dehydrating Tomatoes

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Canning Pears

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Drying and Grinding Herbs

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Freezing Garlic

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Beautiful Blueberries

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Blanching and Freezing Vegetables

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Tomato Canning Tutorial

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Freezing Raspberries and Strawberries

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Making and Canning Applesauce with Kids

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Considering the Savings

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Recipes and Tutorials to Keep You Busy Until Thanksgiving

What to Do With All Those Summer Berries!

Preserving the Harvest: Sweet Fruit Chutney

Go Bananas Preserving!

Homesteading

Backyard Chicken Challenges

Having Vegetables When You Can’t Grow Your Own

Finding a Local Farmer

29 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Home (and Save Money While You’re At It)

Frugality in Composting

Composting With Worms

Questions to Ask at Your Local Farmer’s Market

How to Find Local Sources of Meat

How to Find Local Sources of Raw Milk

Chickens Coming Home to Roost – In Our Backyard

Beekeeping: A Matter of the Heart

Beekeeping 101: Let’s Get it Started

Loving My CSA: Learning to Eat a Variety of Seasonal Produce

Growing a Potted Apple Tree

Natural Weed Killer Recipe

Understanding Communited Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) and Their Benefits