Guest Post:

Today, we are lucky enough to have a guest post by writer and nature lover Mackenzie Kupfer. Mackenzie has been a lover of all things green since the age of six when she began gardening with her Nana. She is currently an online publisher for the provider of flower gardening supplies, Avant […]

We're Back!!!

Hello everyone!

I am so sorry that it has been so long since I have posted. I hope everyone has been busy. I know I have!

Most recently, I began my plants for this year. You can see them in the photo below, (from left to right – Georgia Green Collards, Bunching Onions, Early Dividend […]

Homestead Photo Update 5-24

Well, it is that time again. I’m long overdue for a photo update of the homestead. Things are looking good, the weather has been perfect for gardening this year.


The catnip I am growing has proved successful as evidenced by my roommate’s cat Vader feeding on it below.







Homestead Picture Update 4-12

We had a bad cold snap last night, but luckily it seems most of my plants made it out just fine. I think it has been about two weeks since I did an update though so, I figured it was long overdue. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Some of you may remember the Square […]

Homestead Update 3-14

Time for a quick photo update…


From left to right: Beefsteak Tomatoes, Early Jalapeno Peppers and Burbank Tomatoes all ready to be thinned out and then out to the garden before long























Website of the Week:


The website of the week for this week is, There are many places online and offline which one can find seeds to buy or swap with others. However, is the only free one I know of. Johhny Max and The Queen, hosts of the Self-Sufficient Homestead Show, are nice enough to […]

Website of the Week: USDA Plant Hardiness Map

USDA Plant Hardiness Map


I already linked to this site on my Facebook page one day last week, but I think it deserves its own place here as website of the week. This map is an invaluable tool to every gardener as it helps one determine which plants will survive within a certain area. […]

Homestead Update: Seeds Germinated!

About a week ago I made my soil cubes to start the first seeds of the season. Below you can see my “soil cube building station”. By the way, I use the Soil Cube by Clayton Jacobs and if you haven’t heard of them they are awesome! It is a little machine that uses hand […]

“All New Square Foot Gardening” By: Mel Bartholomew – Review

Winter is the time to spend planning your next year’s garden. It is tempting to rest on one’s laurel at this time of year, but to do so would be a grave mistake. I like to use this time to plunge into gardening books and seed catalogs. I started this tradition 3 years ago when […]

Seeds already?

I went out to do some harvesting today and found that some of my collards and leaf lettuce was already going to seed. To be honest I shouldn’t have been too surprised since the plants are from last fall. Still though I was surprised to seed the beginnings of seed so early. I put some […]