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.
Grow Your Own Food

The BEST (and worst) Vegetables to Grow in Raised Beds

Are you eager to start your raised bed garden but aren’t sure which vegetables to prioritize? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the best vegetables perfectly suited for raised beds (and which ones to avoid!). Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, discovering the ideal crops for raised beds can

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Stalks of rhubarb laying on the grass next to a purple kohlrabi
Grow Your Own Food

Best and Worst Rhubarb Companion Plants

Are you looking for that perfect companion for your rhubarb plant? Look no further! By the end of this read, you’ll be well-informed about which plants enhance rhubarb growth and which ones to steer clear of. Rhubarb, a robust herbaceous perennial vegetable, boasts a resilient root system that persists for numerous years, while its above-ground

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A small hooped greenhouse buried in snow
Grow Your Own Food

5 Winter Tasks Every Gardener Should Do

I know, I know. I just want to hibernate by the fire, too, but these tasks are essential to creating a productive garden this spring. Yes, you can just “wing it” by just grabbing whatever baby plants are available at your local nursery this spring and plop them in the ground randomly, but you’ll likely

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A 6-cell seed starter with pepper seedlings sitting on a wooden table
Grow Your Own Food

10 Tips for Starting Pepper Seeds Indoors

It’s that time of year when we’re getting ready to start our pepper seeds indoors – wahoo! Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, you’ll find something helpful in this article. While peppers seem like a simple vegetable to grow, starting pepper seeds can be a bit tricky, especially when it comes to temperature.

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A glass bowl full of freshly harvested sunflower microgreens sitting on a kitchen countertop
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What Type of Microgreens Should I Grow?

It can be hard to decide which type of microgreens to grow – the options are overwhelming! There are hundreds of options out there, each with its own flavor profile, nutritional value, and skill level to grow. Which one is right for YOU? In this article, we’ll break down each type of microgreen out there

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Soil pH testers set up in the garden next to each other
Grow Your Own Food

The 5 Best Soil pH Testers in 2024

If your garden plants are stunted and not growing well, then acquiring the best soil pH tester on the market is a great first step to diagnosing the issue! Many people forget about testing the pH of their garden soil, so make sure that you aren’t making this common mistake. Soil pH testers provide valuable

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