Grow Your Own Food

Starting a garden is one of the best places to begin if you are new to homesteading and self-sufficiency. It's low risk (no live animals to worry about) and fairly inexpensive to get started. If you're an experienced gardener, I've got you covered, too! You'll gain access to my best tips and tricks for a bountiful harvest.
Spraying neem oil onto a tomato plant using a spraying wand
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How to Use Neem Oil on Tomato Plants

Have you been thinking about using neem oil on your tomato plants? Neem oil is a versatile, natural product that all organic gardeners should have on hand, especially when growing tomatoes!  Not only does neem oil help repel common tomato pests, but it controls fungal and bacterial diseases as well. However, not all neem oil

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The Best Compost for Your Vegetable Garden

Providing high-quality, nutrient-dense compost is essential for maintaining a healthy and high-producing vegetable garden. There are a lot of different methods and ideas around what is the very best compost for the vegetable garden. How do you know what’s best? In this article, we’ll cover what components make the best compost, the 4 best bagged

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4 soil pH testers inserted into the soil of a raised bed
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The 5 Best Soil pH Testers in 2022

Are your garden plants stunted and not growing well? There’s a good chance your soil pH is off! Using the best soil pH tester on the market will ensure that you grow your best garden yet! Many people skip this step, so make sure that you aren’t making this common mistake. Soil pH testers are

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A pepper plant sitting on a deck railing with scissors set just about to top the pepper plant
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Topping Pepper Plants – Should You Do It?

Have you been hearing about gardeners topping their pepper plants? While it seems scary, it’s true! Topping pepper plants is an easy practice that many of us use to increase pepper yields and strengthen the plant. However, not all pepper plants should be topped! Don’t do it just yet! In this article, we’ll review the

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3 tomato plants in a row along a building. Planted in black grow bags.
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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

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Vertical Garden Supply kit on display with many plants on an outside patio
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The 6 Best Vertical Garden Kits in 2022

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

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