Keeping the soil cover is the first step when following the four principles of conservation agriculture. Why is this important? First, the labor is much less intensive, and it helps to reduce gas emissions while protecting the topsoil from eroding away. It also promotes the protection of arable land and plant diversification. This article will Read More
Today I want to share with you a list of 14 veggies that you can still plant in your garden in September. Just because summer is over it doesn’t mean you can’t plant anything in your garden. As your summer crops ripen and you finish harvesting them, you will start having a lot of empty Read More
We already discussed the main ideas of gardening using Ruth Stout’s method, a permaculture gardening technique that uses hay. Today I want to share more details and focus on how to grow potatoes using the Ruth Stout method. Potatoes are by far one of the easiest crops to grow using Ruth Stout’s method and that’s Read More
Berries are an infinite source of vitamins, they’re delicious and can be used in a wide variety of recipes for jams, cakes, smoothies, you name it. They can also be quite pricey and growing your own will save you a pretty penny or can bring you some extra income. The type of berry bushes you Read More
Radishes are one of the first crops we get from our garden. Not only are they easy to grow and require almost no attention, but they are also delicious and healthy. They have a very short time to maturity so even they might not be the first crop to go into the ground, they are Read More
You might think planting your vegetable seeds in May might be too late for proper germination, but the warm temperatures in temperate climates, without the risk of overnight frost, make it the perfect time to plant many of the vegetables for your summer and fall garden. The main thing you have to know before starting Read More
Spring is just around the corner, and for those of us who live in a temperate climate, this is the perfect time to start thinking about what seeds to sow in March. To make it easier for beginner gardeners, I’ve put together a list of the types of vegetables and fruits that are best to Read More
Beets have always been one of our most successful crops and since we also love eating them, we usually grow quite a lot. We’ve always used the same method for growing them and we’ve had amazing results every season. At least in our garden, beets were so easy to grow, we were surprised when we Read More
Aphids are one of the most common bug infestations that affect gardens around the world. Left unchecked they can deal a lot of damage to your plants. Luckily there are some really effective, accessible, and easy to use organic pest control for aphids, that will help you have healthy plants without causing harm to the Read More
Back in February, we’ve already gone over a rough overview of our garden plans for this year. We’ve doubled our growing space and added a high-tunnel on our homestead, which gave us a big upper hand in gardening this year. The lockdown measures also helped, with both of us working from home, we didn’t have to Read More
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We (Vlad & Greti) are building a home on a homestead in a rural area of Romania in Western Europe and sharing our story as two passionate gardeners who ditched the city for a simpler, better life.