Welcome to The Homesteading RD's Blog!

Here you'll find my most most recent blog posts. Explore everything from companion planting and vertical gardening to raising meat birds and water glassing eggs. Don't miss my farm-to-table recipes!
Gluten free rhubarb crumble freshly baked and out of the oven
Farm-to-Table Recipes

Garden Fresh Rhubarb Crumble (Gluten Free!)

I’ve been making this gluten free rhubarb crumble for YEARS and it’s a classic in our home. Not only is it gluten free, but it’s a reduced-sugar recipe that you can feel good about using over and over. Rhubarb is delightfully tangy and a classic addition in any garden, large or small. Rhubarb is one

Read More »
3 tomato plants in a row along a building. Planted in black grow bags.
Grow Your Own Food

Growing Tomatoes in Grow Bags: A Comprehensive Guide

Growing tomatoes in grow bags is rapidly becoming a popular way to garden in small spaces while reducing disease pressure.  As someone who has never been able to grow a tomato due to heavy blight in my area, using grow bags has made growing tomatoes possible for me! In this article, we’ll discuss which grow

Read More »
Close up of rooster crowing
Raise Chickens

Are Chickens Noisy?

If you want to get chickens and have neighbors nearby, you’re likely pondering this question – “Are chickens noisy?”  Adding chickens to your backyard is a great step to self-sufficiency, but you’ll want to be sure that you’re prepared for the potential noise before you commit. If you already own chickens and just want to

Read More »
A close-up photo of an empty raised bed

How To: Toxin-Free Raised Bed Liner

Raised garden beds are excellent to grow vegetables in, however, finding inexpensive and toxin-free materials can be a real challenge.  I’ve been experimenting with different raised bed materials for years and have finally landed on the perfect combination of durability + low cost + non-toxic materials. In this article, I’ll share with you my easy

Read More »
Vertical Garden Supply kit on display with many plants on an outside patio
Grow Your Own Food

The 6 Best Vertical Garden Kits in 2023

Vertical gardening is rapidly becoming a popular way to grow food and utilizing vertical garden kits makes it easier than ever! Vertical gardening is a great solution for those living in an apartment or city lot who are short on gardening space. It’s also ideal for avid gardeners (like me!) who like to keep their

Read More »
Pepper seedlings in a 6 pod planter
Grow Your Own Food

10 Tips for Starting Pepper Seeds Indoors

Are you starting pepper seeds indoors this year? You’ll definitely want to read this! Peppers are a classic in the garden and provide a wide range of colors and flavors. Like bold and spicy? No problem. Like mild and sweet? They can do that, too.  While they seem like a simple vegetable to grow, starting

Read More »
Scroll to Top