Homestead Picture Update 3-28

Recently, I have been absent a lot from the website, for which I apologize. However, that does not mean I haven’t been busy. In fact, quite the contrary, I have been extremely busy! Those that follow me on Facebook are aware of most of my reasons for being absent.

The weekend before last I was [...]

DIY Square Foot Garden Modifications

I wrote a couple weeks ago about how you can make your own Square Foot Garden based on the designs by Mel Bartholomew. The following post is to serve as a companion piece and showcase some of the modifications I have done to improve my beds. You can see the original post by clicking HERE.

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DIY Square Foot Garden

I use the Square Foot Garden method for gardening for one reason. I am lazy. Pure and simple. If you haven’t heard of this method before, it is awesome! It is the no digging, no weeding method of maximizing garden space popularized in the book, All New Square Foot Gardening by: Mel Bartholomew. In fact, [...]

“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 [...]

Reinforcing the Cold Frame

There is a reason we test things. LOL. I was fortunate to get my cold frame/mini greenhouse up before it got too cold. However, about a week ago it rained for about 3 days straight. Curious, how my cold frame would hold up, I went outside as soon as it was dry. Luckily, it had [...]

Broccoli coming in

It has been a while since I have had any photo updates. However, I was still active during the winter. One of the main things I did was to make metal cages around all my beds based on Mel Bartholomew’s ideas. It was pretty simple I just used a metal screen that was fairly heavy [...]

New Affiliates!

As I posted a few days ago, we are undergoing a lot of changes. One of the main changes is to monetize the site. This is not an effort to “sell out”, but rather an effort to move towards self-sufficiency. All of my affiliates (of which I have 2 so far, LOL) are companies I [...]

The 2011 Garden begins…

Ok. It is a new year and I am very hopeful that this year’s production will be booming. Hopefully, I have my rodent problem in check. I have also built metal cages for almost all my beds based on Mel Bartholomew’s method from his Square Foot Gardening book.

Also, I have finally got my seed [...]

Transplants and guide wires

Been making a lot of changes in the garden. I had to thin out a bunch of lettuce so, I decided to try transplanting them. In addition, I bought a couple eggplants (since my seeds didn’t sprout). I put those in the garden and found places for the yellow crookneck squashes that were given to [...]

Home Improvements and… more planting

A gardener’s work is never done. Why would we want it to be though? That is one of the reasons I do it anyway. It’s fun. Not only that, but it feels good. What is not to like about fresh air and sunshine? Providing for one’s family by literally, putting food on the table. It [...]