Tag: tips and tricks

How to grow Ruth Stout potatoes

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

Berry bush plant

Backyard Berry Bush: The Best Berries for Your Garden

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

too many radishes

What can you do with too many radishes?

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

14 Vegetable Seeds You Should Plant in March

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

Beet plants

How to grow better beets

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

My chicken is brooding! What should I do?

When you first start growing chickens, especially if you start with young chicks, you might not think about the fact that one day, inevitably, your chickens will start brooding. This is a normal part of any hen’s life and it shouldn’t scare you. Depending on what you plan to do next, either stop it from Read More

small hugelkultur beds

Small hugelkultur flowerbeds – Keeping animals at bay while creating more growing space!

One of the main reasons Greti and I started gardening was to reduce some of our living costs. We figured that if we could grow our own food or at least part of it, our grocery bills would be smaller. At the same time, like many other gardeners, we’re doing this out of a pure Read More

Homestead equity

Building equity on our homestead

Romania’s real estate prices are considerably lower than what you would find in other countries, but that doesn’t make it more affordable to the majority of the local population. There are still a few who can afford buying a modern house or maybe an apartment, but for many that results in 30-years mortgage. I’d much Read More

10 moving hacks to make your life easier

This post is long overdue. We moved to our new home back in July, but since renovations at our new house are still in progress, we still have boxes laying around. Every week or so we have to move our cardboard boxes from one room to the other and if it weren’t for these 10 Read More

What is BARF diet? Risks and benefits

A few months back we set out to find out what’s the best food for Ragnar, our dog. We did a lot of research and after outweighing the risks and benefits of the BARF (or raw-feed) diet, we never looked back. Like us, you probably only want the very best for your furry best friend. If Read More

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