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How to Grow Christmas Cactus and Make it Bloom

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Providing vibrant, cheerful flowers during the holidays, Christmas cactus plants are a classic choice for growing in the home. When you hear the word cactus, you probably picture a big, succulent that needs dry conditions, right? Not these plants. They grow in forests and need similar conditions to other houseplants. If you’re looking for somet

Everything You Need To Know About Growing Agave

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Agave plants are beautiful and practically maintenance-free. Once you plant them, they’ll liven up sunny, dry areas in your yard and you don’t have to do much else besides sit and watch them grow. These plants are also used to make sweetener, tequila, mescal, and more. Most home growers opt to keep them around for their ornamental value. They’re

How To Make Your Orchid Bloom Again

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Most of us have seen those gorgeous orchids at the grocery store or home store and we brought one (or more) home to liven up our interior. But once the blooms fade, we’re left with a set of leaves that aren’t that fun to look at. Is it possible to make that orchid bloom once again? Absolutely! The key is tricking your plant into thinking it has

The Complete Guide to Growing and Caring for ZZ Plants

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. When it comes to growing houseplants, it can feel like you’re constantly fighting to keep things alive. We’ve all lost plants over the years. If you’re looking for something that isn’t a challenge at all, consider growing ZZ plants. ZZ plants, also known as Zanzibar gems, are perfect houseplants for beginners and experts alike as they’re low mai

How to Prepare and Preserve Nuts to Keep Them Fresh

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Nuts are fantastic snacks because they keep fresh for a pretty long time if you know how to harvest and prep them correctly. But with just a little bit of extra effort, you can preserve them and extend the shelf life of your nuts dramatically. If you’re looking for practical ways to keep your nuts longer and want to know the safe processes for p

Why The Connemara Pony Is Perfect For Your Homestead

Connemara ponies are known for being among the friendliest and most intelligent horses. Their easy-to-tame nature and incredible versatility make having them on your property a delight. Connemaras were originally bred by poor Irish farmers that couldn’t afford to have multiple different horses for the various tasks on the farm. So they created one adaptable breed that could do it all! These marvelous ponies continue to be versatile, competing in jumping, dressage, eventing, and driving. But th

The Complete Guide to Safely Canning Seafood to Make it Last

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Canned fish has been an important food source for people throughout the centuries. When you visit a supermarket, you’ve probably seen rows of canned seafood. But you don’t need to buy seafood; canning it yourself is super easy. Canning is an excellent way of preserving your fresh fish so it keeps longer. Stock your pantry or share it with your f

Naturalistic Gardening: Learn All About This Low-Maintenance Garden Style

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Naturalistic planting is all about creating a garden that encapsulates the wild appearance of nature within a contained environment. Instead of making the plants perfect and having a tight structure, you allow plants to grow freely and mimic their natural growth. If you’ve not heard of this design trend, you’ll want to try it after reading this

Naturalistic Gardening: Learn All About This Low-Maintenance Garden Style

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Naturalistic planting is all about creating a garden that encapsulates the wild appearance of nature within a contained environment. Instead of making the plants perfect and having a tight structure, you allow plants to grow freely and mimic their natural growth. If you’ve not heard of this design trend, you’ll want to try it after reading this

How to Make Delicious Homemade Sausage to Preserve Your Meat

Did you know that sausages are the oldest form of processed meat? Well, they are! And there are so many varieties to try at home. When it comes time to preserve the meat on your homestead, making sausage is a classic way to do it. Once made, you can freeze your creation and it can last a good, long time. Plus, there are lots of ways of getting the job done, whether you prefer spice, salami style, or something else. If you don’t find a style you love straight away, try another until you discove

Growing Salal For Food and Beauty in Your Home Garden

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Salal is found wild in western North America’s coastal areas and the berries are an important food source for the First Nations in British Colombia. Today, salal also serves as a beautiful ornamental you can find growing in gardens across the world. Salal berries have a powerful antioxidant effect, which makes them popular not only as a sweet tr

18 of the Best Pepper Companion Plants (and 3 of the Worst)

Do you have a crop of peppers growing on your homestead? Or are you looking to start growing this plant soon? Then, you need to learn about picking suitable companions. Not only does companion planting help add to the biodiversity of your garden, but it can give you fresher and more vibrant produce during the harvesting season. This method of blending several plants and peppers can be used outdoors or in a greenhouse. Keep reading to find out how companion planting can benefit your peppers and

Growing Self-Heal Plant For Your Homestead Medicine Cabinet

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Whether you want to create a beautiful wildflower meadow or you want to expand your herb garden, you should try growing self-heal. This lovely mint relative is more than just a pretty plant. Self-heal has been used for decades as medicine due to its potent antioxidant properties. There’s even been research that discovered self-heal plants could

Growing Huckleberries: Best Species, Planting, Care, and Harvest

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. If you like growing sweet berries on your property and want to try something different from the traditional blackberry or blueberry, huckleberries are the ideal choice. When it comes to flavor, you can’t go wrong with huckleberries. They taste like a perfect blend of raspberries and blueberries. These underappreciated berries are finally getting

Why You Should Be Using Air Pots on Your Homestead

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. When looking after your homestead and taking care of your gardens, you’re always searching for smarter and more efficient practices. Air pots make it easier to raise healthy plants that will explode with growth once you place them in the garden. What on earth are air pots? They’re a newer type of container that encourages lateral root growth, on

How to Grow Sweet Candy Flower for Food and Beauty

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. If you want to try growing something a little different, candy flowers are delicious, nutritious, and beautiful. They’re easy to grow and fill partially shady areas. More people should be growing candy flower! Also known as Siberian spring beauty, pink purslane, miner’s lettuce, and anipaswa’Kul (Cowlitz), it’s a fascinating flowering plant with

How To Create a Magical Movie Theater in Your Backyard

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Watching movies is one of the best ways to spend a weekend with your friends and family, but sometimes you just want to stay home instead of traveling to the local cinema. Why not turn your backyard into a magical movie theater? We love going to the movies because of the oversized screen, fantastic popcorn, and immersive experiences. Your TV jus

14 Best Companion Plants for Brassicas (Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, etc.)

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Cole crops are common residents in veggie gardens all over the world. They’re delicious, nutritious, and many of them are incredibly easy to grow (except for you, Brussels sprouts!). Finding the right companion plants to keep your brassicas happy can be tricky, though. Some plants will harm your cole crops, while others will make them tastier, l

The Secret To Getting Rid of Flies Outside and Inside the Home

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. We’ve all had those moments when you’re reading a book outside or cooking some dinner, and you hear a buzzing in your ear. You look, and it’s a bunch of flies surrounding you, your plants, or your food. Let’s be honest; it’s frustrating and flies are hard to get rid of. If you happen to have chickens, ducks, or livestock, then the flies can beco

Everything You Need To Know About Growing Gladiolus

If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission. Our editorial content is not influenced by commissions. Read the full disclosure. Gardeners love growing gladiolus because of their stately, gorgeous stalks flowers that come in a whole range of colors. There are pink, purple, yellow, white, and many more colors of gladioli on the market, so you don’t need to settle for one color. If you want to sprinkle some vibrant color into your garden, pick gladiolus plants. Why not crea
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36 PVC DIY Projects for Your Homestead

If you are looking for new and easy projects but you don’t know where to start, here’s an idea for you: PVC DIY projects. In this article, I am going to give you 36 amazing PVC DIY projects that will show you how you can use PVC pipes in a creative way and how to make the most of a reusable product! I have divided the article into different sections, so there’s something for everyone! They can be used as a handy and reusable cage for holding up your tomatoes. You can make the cages according

9 Old Recipes Every True Homesteader Should Know

Nowadays, there always seems to be a pressure to move forward and look to the future, but sometimes it’s also nice to be present and perhaps, take some time to look back. Here are 10 old recipes that every true homesteader should know. To begin, I have some warming, wholesome dishes to heat you up in the chilly winter months. The Iroquois Indians cultivated and used the Three Sisters (corn, squash and beans) in their diet. This dish is super simple and easy to make. It consists of three main

5 Herbal Antibiotics You Can Use To Fight Infection

The flu season is already here. It is, therefore, understandable if you’re feeling anxious about catching a cold, especially as we are still living through a pandemic… Don’t worry, that’s why I’m here to help! In this post, I’m going to provide 5 herbal antibiotics to help fight against those nasty little bacteria and prevent infection so you can enjoy the end of a year with a healthy mind, body and spirit. This wonderful plant belongs to the same group as onion, leeks and shallots. You might

5 Recipes That You Can Make If You Live Fridge-Less

In the modern world, it is easy to assume that everyone has access, or has chosen to have a fridge in their kitchen… However, there are many situations that may prohibit, or force you to go fridge-less in your life. For example, there might be a power shortage in your neighborhood, or you simply don’t want to spend money on the electricity if you barely use it! Even though living without a fridge makes some things harder, like hot climates, that lead to high temperatures in the kitchen that ca

How To Make An Anti Inflammatory Herbal Jar (Pickled Purslane) %

Have you ever heard of pigweed? Pigweed, or otherwise known as Purslane and Portulaca Oleracea is a weed with red stems, luscious green leaves, and beautiful yellow flowers. Purslane is available all over the world from vineyards, fields to roadside cracks. However, this weed is not just a little piece of nature, but it is extremely nutritious and has been used in alternative medicine for many years to treat a variety of health problems including, inflammation. Similar to other weed-like green

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