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When it comes to making compost for our garden, I always welcome trying different methods and systems. In the past we have used the diy milk crate composter as well as the diy compost tumbler very successfully. Just the other day I came across this diy cinder block compost bin idea. You can literally just […]

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I know what you are thinking… oh no here we go again with the strange name fruits. LOL. Worry not this fruit is actually in the citrus family, similar to oranges, mandarins and lemon. So without wasting anymore time, let us look at how to grow kumquats. Surprisingly Kumquat trees is a very easy fruit […]

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We love collecting eggs from our chickens everyday, which you are used for various cooking recipes around the house. The problem with nesting boxes with a straw or shavings bottom lining is dirty and often cracked eggs. This diy easy clean chicken nesting boxes idea, maybe be just the solution you need. You do not […]

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I never miss an opportunity to add new herbs to our ever growing selection. Although this one has tree like characteristics it is actually a herb and is used as such. If you missed the headline, I am talking about growing bay leaf. The scientific name is Laurus Nobilis, and its origins are in the […]

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Gardening needs time for preparations, if you really want to have the best soil for you plants. Remember the 3 diy garden soil tests and the diy vegetable garden soil process. Well these are some of the things we need to do as gardeners to prepare your soil for planting. It does not matter if […]

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If you have a sweet tooth you will absolutely love today’s post. Unlike when we made homemade hot fudge recipe or homemade pancake syrup recipe this is actually 100% all natural ‘candy’. What am I on about? Well let us look at how to grow a medjool date palm from seed, so you can enjoy […]

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Although we have access to a large piece of land for growing things and other farm life activies, I stil enjoy trying to grow things in different spaces. For example we have done the diy stock tank garden and the diy wine barrel garden already. I found these diy wine box garden beds intriguing and […]

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Most people probably think that Stevia is just a brand name, for sweetner. Well, it is actually a plant, classified as a herb. Just like other herbs we have grown such as coriander and french tarragon. So today, we will take a look at how to grow stevia. Did you know that some Stevia plants […]

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If you follow my blog, you may have noticed I haven’t made too many flower gardening posts. That is mainly because I spend so much time growing food and taking care of the livestock, that I never really have time to try out things like this really cute diy container water garden, I saw on […]

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Ideally when you live on a homestead you want to shy away from buying seeds annually. So I prefer to save most of my seeds and then plant them the following season. Today I thoought I would share how to save tomato seeds, for planting in your garden. Saving your own seeds is perfect if […]

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They are some very commonly used household ingredients that not many people grow in their gardens. Flour is one, that we use every day for baking in the kitchen. Up until recently, I had never even Googled how to grow wheat in your home garden. To my surprise, it is something that is not too […]

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All the fun when gardening stops the minute pests and diseases start to attack your plants. We have made various natural concoctions in the past such as the homemade natural garden ant killer. These work well and are gentle on the environment. But how do you get rid of aphids in your garden naturally? Well, […]

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Most people would just rinse their fruits and vegetables under water. That is ok, if you know where they are coming from and that all natural pesticides were sprayed on them. However, in my opinion it inaturals better safe than sorry, that is why I just use this homemade fruit and veggie wash instead. It […]

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Green beans are probably one of the only plants that can be found in almost every garden. We have grown grand pa’s pole beans in our garden in the past, very successfully I should say. I have since discovered that this was just one of the many types available. Hence I have decided to write […]

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If you love to spend time in your garden, sometimes when the fall comes you just can’t stop gardening. That is why in the past I have either moved plants to our diy wood pallet green house or grown someĀ vegetables in our cold frame. I have recently discovered that I can actually plant some fruit […]

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For those of us who have been gardening for years, we know and understand the importance of saving some seeds from your garden. I remember writing a post on this blog on how to save your tomato heirloom seeds. Last week I learn how to make your very own diy seed vault. What is a […]

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Today was one of those days when I woke up feeling like doing the almost impossible. We have discussed growing grapes in containers already in the past. However, I decided I would give growing grapes from seeds another shot today. The first attempt was a dismal failure. lol Ok, if you do not already know […]

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If you are keeping chickens on your homestead, I hope you know how important it is to keep your chicken coop clean. I already use the diy chicken coop deodorizer to eliminate the bad odors that often find their way out of there. Recently, I have also started using this homemade chicken coop sanitizer. This […]

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Gardening can be lots of fun, especially when everything goes smoothly. There are a few things that an affect your garden like a drought, pests and diseases. We have looked at how to get rid of slugs with beer and how to fight tomato blight using pennies in a previous post, today I want to […]

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Our garden has always been in an open area out in the back. However, our dogs have started making it their playground, so I was looking for a way to keep them out. I found someone who had a similar problem online and they built this diy all natural garden stick fence. It is a […]

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