gardening, homesteading

Planting onions to save your greens and cabbage

For years we grew cabbage and other greens in our garden, but we always ended up with the same result.  All of our cabbage and greens would be riddled with worm holes.  It was always so disappointing to remove the outer leaves of a cabbage to find it full of holes, or pick a bunch… Continue reading Planting onions to save your greens and cabbage

cooking, farming, gardening, homemade, homesteading, peas

Take a Step Back in Time and Grow Peas This Spring

One of the first crops we plant every year on the homestead is peas.  They give us our first opportunity to really work in the soil.  They are also one of the first vegetables we harvest.  They are very easy to grow and preserve, so they are a great addition to any garden.  You can… Continue reading Take a Step Back in Time and Grow Peas This Spring

farming, gardening, homesteading, how to grow potatoes

Planting Potatoes to Save Freezer Space

Homesteading is all about food.  Being self-sufficient should just be called surviving because that what the first homesteaders were doing.  They were not trying to shrink their "carbon footprint", or save "green space", they were trying to harvest enough food to make it through the winter.  After winter was over, and if they made it,… Continue reading Planting Potatoes to Save Freezer Space

cooking, farming, gardening, garlic

How to Grow Garlic and Save America

With the whole country divided on every issue, it seems like there is constant disagreement.  However there is one thing everyone can agree upon, garlic is delicious.  The left and the right use it, and every culture takes advantage of its signature flavor.  Garlic is even good for you, it has too many health benefits… Continue reading How to Grow Garlic and Save America

carpentry, farming, gardening, homesteading, low tunnel

How To Build a Low Tunnel and Save Your Sanity

Our homestead is located in upstate New York, where the winter can drag on.  By the time mid-March rolls around, we are getting the urge to start gardening.  Like most people, we start seeds under grow lights.  Seeing the seedlings emerge is wonderful, but it still does not allow us to get our hands in… Continue reading How To Build a Low Tunnel and Save Your Sanity