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Category: Gardening tips

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14 Crops You Can Still Plant in September

Today I want to share with you a list of 14 crops 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

Aphids on plant stem

Never Use Chemicals Again! Here Are 2 Tried and Tested Methods for Eco-friendly Aphid Control!

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

Garden Tour

2020 Garden Update: Over 100 tomato plants and 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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How to protect your poly tunnel greenhouse from strong winds

Having a high tunnel greenhouse is a blessing for most gardeners. It allows us to expand our growing season considerably, or even grow all year round in some areas, and it also gives us the chance to grow things that wouldn’t otherwise fair well in our local climate. However, installing a polytunnel greenhouse in a Read More

yellow orange marigold flower close-up

How to Grow Marigolds & Why Should You Plant Them in Your Garden

Marigolds are beautiful orange flowers grown all around the world, for thousands of years, for their medicinal use and gorgeous aesthetics. Also known as pot marigold, ruddles or by its official name, Calendula officinalis, this flower is extremely easy to grow, and once you know how to grow Marigolds, you’ll always want them in your Read More

Top Herbs to Grow Indoors

Top 5 Easiest Herbs to Grow Indoors Right Now

Every good cook, from the top chefs to every grandma out there, loves cooking with fresh herbs. Nothing beats that freshly-picked taste, and you know it! If you’re looking to try your luck with gardening for the very first time, herbs are actually a great start as some of them are really easy to grow, Read More

Food forest ground floor

Building Hay Mulch Beds in our Food Forest | Part 2

In part one of this food forest experiment series, I talked about food forests, what they are and how to build one. Going forward I will mostly share only advice that I’ve put into practice in our own food forest. Like I tried to explain in the first part, the way you design your food Read More

Fall gardening activities | Getting ready for the next season

An old Romanian proverb says “Fa-ti vara sanie si iarna car”, which roughly translates to “Build yourself a sledge during summer and a carriage during winter”. Although none intuitive at first glance, this saying passes down a lot of wisdom and urges good homesteaders to always think, plan and act in advance, always getting ready Read More

food forest

Temperate Climate Food Forests | Part 1 – What is a food forest?

Ever since we moved on our homestead we wanted to have a food forest on our property. Food forests make great use of space and, by using permaculture principles they maximize the yield of your growing space while also creating a self-sustaining ecosystem. I’ve always believed that gardening should be more about working with nature Read More

What vegetables can you grow in a Ruth Stout garden?

Although the Ruth Stout gardening method is over a century old, there are still a lot of questions out there regarding its performance and success. Most people doubt that food can grow from just hay, while others feel like they will be restricted, in terms of what crops they can grow. I’ve already gone over Read More

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