DIY: How To Harvest Garlic

This is going to be the first in a multi-part series on harvesting, curing and preserving garlic. The first part is of course, harvesting the garlic. This is an easy process, but also a delicate one. You have to be very careful not to bruise the bulbs. Otherwise, they won’t store well and will rot. […]

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shading Lettuce

I noticed that some of my plants in my dedicated lettuce bed were starting to go to seed and wanted to see if I could prevent the others from doing so and prolong my harvest. So, decided to take some window screen I got off Freecycle and turn it into a makeshift shade-cloth. I just […]

Mean Green Recipe 2

I got into Juicing after seeing the movie, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” with Joe Cross and seeing him and others lose hundreds of pounds combined. It was amazing to see all of these people go through major transformations in their lives, including getting rid of various illnesses, all just by juicing raw foods. If […]

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 […]

Homestead Pic-Update

Spring is around the corner and the homestead is kicking into high gear. Tomorrow I will be moving my first series of vegetable starts from the garage to my raised beds and start the next set. Below, is a picture of what is on the way out (sorry the lights weren’t on) and you can […]

Mean Green Juice Recipe

I first got into juicing (vegetables, not steroids, LOL) after seeing the documentary, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” by: Joe Cross. Juicing, is just what it sounds like, you use a machine called a juicer to extract the juice from fruits and/or vegetables. My wife and I were fortunate enough to catch a screening of […]

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 […]

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, […]