Homestead Monthly April 2016 {honey bee update, seed starting, and a new family member}

Homestead monthly April 2016

I can’t believe it’s May already. I can’t believe spring is half over and we’re hurdling right towards summer! Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday everything was dead and there was 6-inches of snow on the ground?! The Bees are a Buzzin’ It was finally warm enough to crack open the hives after a long […]

How to Get Started Collecting & Growing Rare Seeds

How to Grow and Collect Rare Seeds

If you’ve only ever grown varieties like Big Boy tomatoes and Butternut squash… you’re in for a surprise, and a treat! As folks who take pleasure from sticking their hands in the dirt, who can’t wait to eat the first fresh green bean from the garden every summer, and who appreciate things like old mason […]

Seed Catalogs! Get Your Seed Catalogs! A List of Places to Request Free Seed Catalogs

Free Seed Catalogs FI

These seed companies, they’ve got us gardeners figured out. They prey on all the poor, snow-bound people during the dark, depths of winter. I swear they each have a team of meteorologists in the catalog department, just waiting for the coldest days and worst winter weather to hit. That’s when they pull the trigger. Catalogs […]

Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Starting Seeds Indoors, Plus What NOT to Do!

Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Starting Seeds Feature

My gardening goals have always been to grow as much of our food as I can, while saving as much money as possible, and not making a lot of work for myself. I want gardening to always remain fun and never become a chore. And I want to grow the biggest, most beautiful, lush and healthy plants. […]