Food, Garden

Learn to Pressure Can Veggies!

Pressure canning may seem intimidating at first but it actually takes less prep work than water bath canning. Did you know, pressure canning is the only safe way to can low-acidity foods such as vegetables, mushrooms, broth, soup/stew, and meat? So, take the leap and start preserving produce from your own garden this season!

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Homestead Animals

The Process and Timeline of Raising Meat Pigs

We got started raising pigs in 2014 and absolutely fell in love with these amazing creatures. We will never go back to buying pork from the grocery store again. The meat is far superior in flavor and we find it very fulfilling to be self sufficient by growing and raising our own food.

Garden

Companion Planting: Cracking the Code

Have you ever looked at lists of companion plants and wondered why? Why are these certain plants good companions? What makes them go well together? And most importantly, is there a way to implement companion planting without cross referencing lists in multiple books and websites? The answer is yes, you can gain a deeper understanding of companion planting, and this will make it easier and quicker for you to plan vegetable garden layouts.

Garden

How to Grow a Medicinal Tea Garden (Plus over 40 Plants!)

There is nothing like a hot cup of tea to cure what ails you! Herb gardens are an incredible resource for making herbal tea and medicines at home. Buying bulk herbs can be quite expensive, whereas garden plants and seeds are a one time purchase that will keep producing for years to come.

Garden

Planning a Survival Garden for Food and Medicine

Whether you are planting a survival garden out of necessity, preparedness, or simply to become more self reliant, you will appreciate the feeling of security it provides! Learn which plants to select for long term food supplies, nutrition and herbal remedies as well as how to design your garden for sustainability.

Garden

How to Grow Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most rewarding plants a gardener can grow. In this growing guide, you will learn how to grow tomato plants from seed to fruit. Learn the tomato plant profile, how to start seeds, care and harvest instructions, companion plants, troubleshooting, recipes, popular cultivars, and even how to preserve your bounty.

Garden

Gardening 101: 9 Simple Steps to a Fantastic First Season!

Are you ready to start a garden, but just don't know how? This guide will give you all the tools to feel confident planning, planting, harvesting and preserving your garden. Learn how to grow your own food and save money at the same time!

Garden

Unlock the Secrets to a Perfect Garden Layout! (A Reference Tool for Gardeners)

Ever wonder how expert gardeners know how to layout their vegetable gardens? Here's your guide to companion planting, succession planting, taxonomy, and growing requirements for all your crops with quick references and helpful infographics. Get ready for the biggest harvests you've ever had!

Garden, Homestead Animals, Lifestyle

My Passion for Permaculture (and how to apply it to your homestead)!

Permaculture principles can decrease your work load, make your garden more productive, make your animals healthier, and generally improve all the systems on your farm or homestead.