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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

Growing Crown Daisies: How to Plant and Care for Chrysanthemum Greens

Chrysanthemum greens (aka crown daisies) are available at many Asian markets, but they’re so delightfully simple to grow that you might as well be growing your own. Plus, the greens you find at the market are usually large and mature, which means they’re best cooked. But when you grow your own, you can pluck the stems when they’re small and tender. You can even let the plant flower and eat those, as well. If you want to learn more about growing this delicious plant, this article has all the in

How to Clear a Large Area of Weeds 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 you’re walking around your property watering your plants, the last thing you want to see is a large area of weeds. Unwelcome plants like mustards, docks, and thistles can steal nutrition from your crops, harbor pests and diseases, and steal water that your crops need. That’s why you need to clear those weeds! If you’re wondering how to clea

How to Stop Your Dog From Eating Garden Mulch

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’re caring for your garden the last thing on your mind might be making the space dog friendly. I mean, it probably never occurred to you to worry about your dog eating mulch, because what’s the harm, right? In reality, mulch can be toxic to dogs, not to mention potentially causing an obstruction or damage to their digestive system. That’

Growing Longan Trees: How to Plant and Care for Longans

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. Apples, pears, and oranges are fantastic, but sometimes you want something a little less common. If so, you might want to consider growing longans. These tropical fruits have a sweet, floral flavor with juicy flesh. While you can sometimes buy these fruits in the store, they’re phenomenal fresh off the tree. If you live in a warmer part of the U

Growing Water Chestnut: How to Plant and Care for Water Chestnut

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. Water chestnuts are native to Asia, but anyone with the right climate can succeed at growing these sweet, crunchy treats. Even though the name water chestnut would suggest it’s a nut, this unique plant is actually an aquatic vegetable. The plant grows in wet areas like marshes, ponds, or mud. It’s far from the average nut, right? The part you ea

The Complete Guide to Selling Chicken Eggs

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 thinking of raising chickens, or you already have a coop and want to explore the possibility of selling your chicken eggs for a little extra cash then, look no further! In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about preparing chicken eggs for sale, how much to sell your eggs for, and most importantly, where to sell the

Growing Sea Beans: How to Grow, Plant, and Care for Glasswort

Growing sea beans is becoming more and more popular for good reason. They taste fantastic, with a slightly salty, grassy flavor and crisp, refreshing texture. It’s not the easiest plant to grow, but if you can make it happen, you’ll be rewarded with one of the most delicious veggies you’ll ever taste. When you see sea beans, you might picture the ocean. Why? Because this unusual plant resembles seaweed and grows by the coast. Not only does it enjoy a sea view but this remarkable succulent likes

Easy birthday party ideas for kids | Blog

Birthdays are a wonderful occasion to shower your little one with lots of gifts, amazing food, and the ultimate birthday party. However, being a parent in the modern world makes it more stressful when you’re constantly comparing your party to others online… Does that sound familiar? Or, are you looking for easy birthday party ideas that are affordable and fun for your children? Then, you’ll find everything you need in this article. Celebrating your child on their birthday is not about breaking

Growing Juniper: A Complete Guide on How to Plant, Grow, and Use Juniper

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. You can find juniper shrubs across the world in arid regions and home gardens, where they provide a beautiful addition to the landscape. Not only are these fragrant shrubs easy to care for, but their berries are edible and medicinal. If you’re interested in growing junipers, you’ll need to know a few things to make them thrive. Fortunately, thes
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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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