Planning a garden

How to Grow Like a Pro By Getting Organized in the Garden

With the end of summer drawing near many homesteaders and gardeners thoughts turn to fall and winter gardening to grow produce 365 days a year and being frugal at the same time!  Whilst anyone can grow throughout the fall and winter, the most successful are those who are organized.  Read on to find out how you can get organized in your homestead and garden.
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Soil Amendments: The People’s Right To An Amazingly Productive Garden Shall Not Be Infringed

Dear Readers,

Everyone has a right to have a productive garden, to grow organic fruit and vegetables, to know what goes into your food and to be able to have real food. Food should be pesticide free, grown naturally just as nature intended it to be.  

Soil amendments or soil conditioners are one of the easiest ways to get the ground right to be able to grow the best garden EVER!

For new gardeners, a few questions arise about soil amendments such as how do you know which soil amendment to use?  What are soil amendments?  Are they even necessary?  Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more. Read More

HOMESTEADING AND GARDENING GOALS FOR 2017

2017 Homesteading Goals

Dear Readers,

I have many new goals I want to achieve this year in the garden, around the homestead and as a blogger which I thought I would share with you so you know what is likely to be coming up this year on the blog and to inspire you to set some homesteading goals.

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The frugal organic garden. Find out thrifty tips to start an organic garden cheap. Pin it to save for later or click through to find out more.

The Frugal Organic Garden

Dear Readers,

I often hear that starting a garden is too expensive which is why people I know don’t want to grow. Other popular reasons I hear include it’s too much work and it doesn’t look good.  Today I want to bust the myth that starting an organic garden is expensive and share all of my thrifty gardening tips with you.

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Starting seeds undercover in a greenhouse

Starting Seeds Undercover

Dear Readers,

I’ve been starting seeds undercover for the last few years but usually around March.  This year I started my seeds on Boxing Day (26th December) to get a head start on the growing season for my tender plants which have long growing needs and now, in mid-January I’m sowing even more!

Yup, I’ve gone a little bonkers in getting a head start this year because I messed up so badly with my seeds last year and lost a bunch to late storms which decimated the garden.

You can start seeds right now for larger plants which will have a better start in your garden come spring or you can start seeds for indoor herbs and salads.

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GETTING A GARDEN READY FOR NEXT SEASON

Preparing the Garden for Winter and The Next Season

Dear Readers,

Winter is just around the corner and gardening doesn’t stop here even with the first flurries of snow.   There’s plenty you can be doing in your garden throughout the winter to prepare for the following season.  

Grab yourself a nice hot cuppa tea and  read on to find out what you can be doing in your garden right now and get ahead for the next season.

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How to grow your best ever garden starting right now. Click to find out more or pin to save for later.

How to Grow Your Best Garden Ever, Starting Right Now

Dear Readers,

Have you ever wanted to start a garden but are not sure where to begin?  Do you have a garden but the harvests haven’t been good or the produce has lacked flavor?

Well you’re not alone and there is a solution!  I’m going to let you into a secret so you can have the best harvest EVER and I’m betting that there’s something on the list you can do right now to improve your garden to so you can reap the benefits when you’re harvesting.

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How to take cuttings

Propagating Plants

Dear Readers,

I have a bit of a problem with the neighborhood kids; they are always playing in my front yard, jumping off the porch steps on bikes and scooters and running around the place, usually right after I put down organic fertilizer on the lawn to try and fix the patches in the grass.

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No Dig: Why You Shouldn’t Be Digging Or Tilling Your Garden

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I used to dig, double dig, rotovate and till the garden and allotment but have a confession to make; I don’t till my garden anymore.  I now use no dig farming methods throughout the yard. Read More

raised beds with cardboard organic no dig gardening

How To Make Easy Raised Garden Beds Using Cardboard

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Dear Readers,

Today I want to show you a cheap and easy way to make garden beds using cardboard.  This raised bed tutorial is a no dig gardening method which anyone can do and I will take you through how I used materials I had lying around to make it. Read More