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Growing Mibuna: All You Need to Know About Planting and Caring for Mibuna

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. Are you interested in some of the lesser-known Asian greens? Then you should be growing mibuna. This fantastic plant is easy to plant and raise and provides tasty leaves for salads, soups, and more. It’s a cool-weather crop, so if you’re looking for more fresh food that you can add to your diet, it’s the perfect option. Plus, the flavor is rich,

How to Grow Turmeric 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. Have you ever had a cup of turmeric tea? Added it to a delicious dish? If not, then you’re missing out. This spice has been used for centuries to soothe colds or add some color to homecooked meals. Most of us buy turmeric at the supermarket, but growing it is easy! The turmeric spice that we know and love comes from the root of the plant. Someti

All About Growing Easy-to-Care-For Dracaena 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 growings houseplants, one of the most common choices is dracaena. That’s partially because they’re undemanding on top of being extremely good-looking. That being said, you need to make sure you can give them the right growing conditions before bringing this beauty home. If you’re ready to make the striking dracaena Part of the

The Secret to Growing Ferns Successfully Indoors or Outdoors

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. Ferns are one of the oldest plants in existence. They were around with the dinosaurs and you can still find ferns growing on every continent today. If you enjoy long walks in nature, hiking, or live in a rural area with a reasonable amount of moisture, you’ve most likely spotted ferns growing all over the place. You probably also know that you c

Growing Honeysuckle: How to Plant and Care for This Flowering Vine

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. Honeysuckles are one of those lovely plants that both look beautiful and smell even better. If you’re interested in growing something that will attract wildlife, smells fantastic, and adds some color to your life, then honeysuckle is for you. Honeysuckle is heat and drought-tolerant and quite easy to care for, making an easy-going yet showy addi

Cast-Iron Plant: How to Plant and Care For Aspidistras

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 something easy to grow that doesn’t need much light, we have the plant for you. Cast-iron plants are some of the hardest houseplants to kill and they’re also super tough when growing in your outdoor garden. Cast-iron plants can survive neglect, low light conditions, and drought, plus they resist pests and diseases. When it comes to

A Guide to Growing Aloe in Your Home or 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. No doubt you’ve heard of the miracle properties of aloe, both for your skin and internally. Did you know that this beautiful succulent is also relatively easy to grow? Plus, it adds a wonderful architectural element to your home or garden. Houseplants are a great way to bring nature inside your home, but not all houseplants are multifunctional.

13 Tips for Starting An Organic Vegetable Garden by Seed

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. Growing your own vegetables is a fantastic way to connect with nature, take some time away from technology, and provide your kitchen with healthy food. If you want to start an organic vegetable garden from seed, there are a few things you must know. Organic vegetable growing presents unique challenges to growing a conventional garden. You need d

How to Plant and Grow Papayas Indoors or Outdoors

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 you think of papaya you probably imagine a big, beautiful tree growing in the sun and full of orange fruit, right? Did you know that you can also grow the plant indoors? Or maybe you want to make a few trees a part of your landscape? Regardless if you’re growing papaya indoors or out, this petite tree is fairly easy to grow, so long as you

Growing Oyster Leaf: How to Plant and Care for This Delicious Green

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. Did you know that there’s a plant that tastes a bit like oysters? Oyster leaf plants are not only delicious but gorgeous, too. They produce blue-green leaves and pink flowers. If you’re open to growing something a little unique, then oyster leaf plants are for you. Not many people are growing oyster leaf these days. It flies under the radar on m

How to Make DIY Seed Tape and Use It to Sow Seeds

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. Have you ever struggled to plant tiny seeds like those from snapdragons or poppies? Or maybe spacing seeds appropriately is a struggle for you. I can relate. That’s why I’m a huge fan of seed tape. Seed tape is an easy way to ensure the proper distance between plants and allows you to pick up small seeds. That means you don’t need to worry about

Growing Plantain Herbs: How to Cultivate and Use This Common Weed

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. Edible weeds are gaining in popularity. More and more people are recognizing the value of plants we used to disregard as a nuisance, which is why many people are growing plantain. Plantain is known all over the world for its medicinal and culinary uses. Even though it’s often discarded as a weed, it can be a wonderful addition to your garden. I

Growing Buckwheat: How to Plant This Versatile Ancient Grain

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. Buckwheat is one of the fastest-growing grain crops out there, so if you have a short growing season, this staple is ideal. That’s why you often find it growing in the northeast in states like New York and Maine. But it’s a marvelous plant to grow in far more places than that. You can use it for food, fodder, or as a cover crop. It’s so tolerant

Everything You Need to Know About Growing Barley

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’re a homebrewer, you’ve probably considered growing barley. But there’s so much more to this wonder grain than that. Although barley is sometimes used as a cover crop, it can also make soups, main dishes, breakfasts, and bread. You can eat the sprouts as microgreens or use it as animal fodder. Barley is much more versatile than many peop

The Complete Guide To Arrowhead Plant Growing and Care

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’re looking for a showy houseplant that doesn’t need much maintenance, arrowhead plants are the way to go. This plant has been popular for hundreds of years because it’s easy to care for and looks amazing in your home! Let’s take a look at how to grow arrowhead plants, including general care and what to look out for when it comes to pests

7 Natural Rooting Hormone Alternatives Backed By Science

Cuttings are a quick and cheap way to propagate plants. Most of us know that if you want to improve the chances that your plant roots successfully, you should use a rooting hormone. What if you run out or can’t get to the store? Try making a natural rooting hormone alternative. You can easily buy this product at your local garden store but many people are choosing to make their own. The best part is, you can make it from materials that are probably already lying around your house. Natural root

Growing Jackfruit Tree: Planting, Caring for and Using Jackfruits

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’re a lover of exotic fruits and you want to try growing something different this year then jackfruit could be your next challenge. Native to tropical Asia, the fruits can be hard to find in stores. All the more reason to grow your own at home! Jackfruit has grown in popularity over the past few years. Not only does it make a delicious veg

19 High Calorie Crops to Grow in Your Survival Garden

Whether you just want to supplement your diet and save some money or aim to grow the food to support yourself and your family in a survival situation, you need to prioritize your space with high-calorie crops. Choosing high-calorie crops means you get more bang for your growing buck. You’ll be able to feed more people in less space. Coming up, we’ll discuss the best options if you’re looking for high-calorie seeds, veggies, nuts, and fruits. Even though no one wants to think about the possibi

15 Common Vegetable Gardening Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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. Vegetable gardening seems deceptively simple, but there are many things that can go wrong. This article will explore common vegetable gardening mistakes and how to avoid them to save you money and time. Even though we can’t control everything in nature, we have some power over elements such as watering, soil, and fertilizer. Whether you’re new

Papaya Ringspot Virus: How to Identify and Deal With This Devastating Disease

Growing plants comes with some challenges. There’s water, pruning, and watching out for diseases such as papaya ringspot virus. To protect your precious plants from this incurable disease, you need to know how to prevent it. Before you assume that you don’t need to worry about this disease because you aren’t growing papayas, you should know that infects cucurbits as well. That means your melons, squash, and cucumbers are at risk. We all want our plants to give us a big harvest, right? Here’s h
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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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