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.
A photo of spinach that is being used as a companion plant between garlic and lettuce
Grow Your Own Food

5 Best Spinach Companion Plants (and 2 to AVOID!)

If you want to grow the best spinach ever, consider adding the best spinach companion plants nearby. Using companion plants is like throwing a party for your spinach – it keeps them happy and healthy! However, not all plants get along in the garden. Some are friends and some are foes! It’s important to know

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A photo of a cucumber leaf turning yellow from a nutrient deficiency
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Cucumber Leaves Turning Yellow? Here’s 5 Reasons & Solutions!

Are your cucumber leaves turning yellow? This is a common occurrence in backyard gardens and can be disheartening. You’ve been taking care of your plants, and then boom!  The leaves change out of nowhere and you’re left wondering if your plant is a goner or not. Those vibrant, green leaves are not just for show;

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Topping Tomato Plants at the end of the season with pruners
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Topping Tomato Plants (Why, When & How to Do It)

So you’ve been hearing about people topping tomato plants, but it seems like such a drastic measure, doesn’t it? When your tomato plant is large and prolific it can feel counterintuitive to prune it back at the height of the season. Hear me out! Topping your tomato plants might be one of the best things

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A close up view of a pumpkin growing in the garden
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Do Deer Eat Pumpkins? Plus, 6 Tips to Deter Them!

With your beautiful pumpkins ripening, you might be wondering “Do deer eat pumpkins? Are my pumpkins safe from them?” Then, you’re in the right place! Few things are as disheartening as dedicating months to caring for your cherished pumpkin plants, only to have them ravaged by hungry deer right before you can reap the rewards.

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A photo of a dill head blooming to attract beneficial insects as a companion plant
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5 BEST Dill Companion Plants (and 2 to AVOID!)

Are you wondering what the best (and worst) dill companion plants are? Look no further; I’m here to help! Dill is an excellent addition to the garden as they attract predatory insects that will keep pests under control. In this article, we will dig into the top 5 companion plants that greatly benefit from being

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A photo of a thai basil plant flowering in front of sweet basil plants
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Basil Plant Flowering? Here’s What to Do About It

Have you noticed your basil plant flowering? Don’t panic! This is a normal part of the basil plant’s life cycle, but it can mean that your harvest is coming to a close if you don’t act fast. In this article, we’ll review the reasons why your basil plant may be flowering and the best course

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