Planning, planting, maintaining, and harvesting a garden is one of the biggest challenges of homesteading because climates, yearly weather, and soil can vary. However, if you use the gardening tips below, you can mitigate the risk and grow a bountiful harvest to sustain your homestead for months or the year.
Learn how to start your first garden on your homestead, and get tips on growing favorites like tomatoes and zucchini. To wrap up gardening tips for homesteaders, learn to compost – a green practice that acts as a fertilizer and mulch for your next planting season. For you apartment dwellers or folks living in urban areas without much land for planting you will benefit from hydroponic gardening. Explore the articles below for more gardening tips.
DIY Hydroponic Gardening
Very few things can give as much satisfaction as growing your own food, but unfortunately, not everyone has the advantage of owning a garden plot, field or homestead. Appropriate land can be difficult to come by, particularly in urban areas, which is one reason why so many people have turned to hydroponic gardening. With this …
How to Make Wooden Signs and How to Stencil on Wood
Want to learn how to make stylish and fun wooden signs? In this article, we not only walk you through an easy, step-by-step process of how to make wooden signs, we teach you how to stencil on wood! Add that extra bit of flair to your garden or anywhere that could use some DIY inspiration!
How to Start Your First Garden – Homestead Garden Tips
By Sherri Lyons So you want to learn how to start your first garden. Gow your own fruits and vegetables. Become more self-sufficient. Learning how to start your first garden is a gratifying experience that produces heaps of rewards, but it can be daunting to dig your first hole. In this post, we’ll talk about …
How to Extend Growing Season with Cold Frames and Low Tunnels
Learn how to plant and maintain a winter garden!
Hobby Greenhouse Growing and Enjoying a Winter Harvest!
Want to find out how we brought in a single carrot that weighed more than 1-1/4 pounds during the middle of the winter? In this article, we cover the basics of setting up your own hobby greenhouse, so you can start enjoying cold-weather veggies well into the winter. Start preparing for your own winter harvest now!
Herb Gardening for Beginners and a Guide to Growing Thyme
Looking to start growing your own herbs? This article on herb gardening for beginners covers all the details you need to know to get started! Start reaping the many benefits of growing thyme and more in your own garden!
Growing Tomatoes: Everything You Need to Know For Success
Grow, eat, and preserve your garden tomatoes to last all year long!
Zucchini Squash Growing Tips – From Planting to Storage
Grow a frugal, productive crop on your homestead—zucchini!
How to Select & Start Seeds for Homestead Gardens
Learn how to grow healthy transplants for your garden!
Compostable 101, a How-to Guide and the Benefits of Composting
Are you ready to start composting, but don’t know where to begin? In this article, we walk you through the right compostable items, choosing a compost container, and properly maintaining your DIY compost pile. Read on to start experiencing the many benefits of composting!