Homestead Picture Update 4-12

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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 Picture Update 3-28

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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

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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. […]

DIY Square Foot Garden

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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, […]

Bushes to bed

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Recently I was looking in my backyard trying to decide where to put the next bed.  There was this one spot that was perfect, but… there were already no less than 6 bushes crammed into that spot.  The more I thought about it though it really was the perfect spot.  The bushes in question were […]

Scapes galore

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In plants such as onions, shallots and garlic the bulb will often send up a long leafless shoot called a scape. If left a lone it will turn into a flower.  However, it is usually removed  for two reasons. One being that removal causes the plant to instead focus its energy on enlarging the bulb […]

Garden Update

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Soon to harvest, here are some updated broccoli pics…                                                         I put Sugar Snap Peas and Spinach growing in the same 1×1 squares in one of my beds.  […]

Broccoli coming in

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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 […]