Healthy soil is the foundation for a healthy garden or landscape. Here is how to cultivate good soil by adding organic matter, composting, growing cover crops, practicing no till gardening, and more.
Recycled pallets are all the rage for vertical gardens, furniture and crafts. Find out if they are safe, and what you can do to protect yourself from harmful chemicals found in pallet wood.
Hatching incubator recommendation from The Micro Farm Project. Based on our experience, this is the best value in forced air incubators for small farms and urban farms.
Fermented dill pickles not only taste great, but they also contain healthy probiotics that support good digestion. Here is an easy recipe for homemade fermented dill pickles.
How to make, store, and use homemade pumpkin puree for pumpkin pie and other recipes.
Wicking bed gardens water from the bottom up! Conserves water, saves time, and is great for your plants.
How to control bugs, flies, mosquitoes and other pests in your landscape using common garden plants.
Stevia is a natural sweetener that can easily be grown organically in your home garden. Here is how to grow and use stevia plants.
Grow your own quinoa as a grain substitute and excellent source of protein for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Strawberries are easy to grow in a garden. Here is how to plant and care for strawberries, which varieties to choose, and when to harvest. Also, how to freeze them and make strawberry jam.
How to plant, grow and harvest horseradish, home remedies using horseradish, and sauce and relish recipes.
Bone broth is economical, healthy and easy to make. Here is a recipe for homemade bone broth for soups.
Corn found in the market is typically yellow or white, with the exception of ornamental corn sold in the fall for decorating. It may be surprising to discover that corn varieties come in all colors.
Homemade potica or povitica is a delicious treat for breakfast or dessert. It also make s a wonderful gift. Here is an easy recipe for potica bread.
Make Dr. Who paper crafts. Patterns for the TARDIS, the Doctor, K-9, Rose Tyler, Amelia Pond, the cybershade mask and more. Links to papercraft supplies, too.
Clean and disinfect your cutting board naturally, and make your own non-toxic homemade wood polish and conditioner that is safe for contact with food.
Safe, organic and beautiful vintange milk paint finishes and recipes.
Water harvesting is a great way to save money on utilities and conserve water. If you live in a hot climate, you can easily collect the condensate water from your air conditioner.
Making a chicken nesting box is simple. If you have a plastic tub, you can make a comfortable nesting box in which hens can lay backyard eggs.
Make an easy solar box cooker, learn how solar cooking works, and try a few solar recipes.
Understanding chicken behaviors and how to treat common ailments.
Urban chickens are on the rise. Here is how to raise a backyard flock and have fresh eggs every day.
Plant containers from the nursery are easy to come by, functional and attractive. But most of them in my price range lack much interest. They come in three basic shapes: round, square and rectangular. Boring! Save...
Coturnix or Japanese quail are a great option for people who don't have space for chickens to have fresh eggs and meat.
Five options to safely seal wood used in raised bed gardens. Natural and VOC-free products and homemade sealant recipes.
How to Can & Preserve Tomatoes & Sauces | Peeling Tomatoes in a Snap | My Favorite Heritage Chili Sauce Recipe
How to safely can and preserve tomatoes and a delicious chili sauce recipe. Tips for canning and water bath canning equipment.
You can raise your own hormone-free, natural turkey. Here's how to hatch, feed, and care for a flock of turkeys.
Want to start an urban farm, or curious about homesteading in town? Here's how one family grows food and raises livestock on a city lot.
Is keeping chickens for you? Would you like to have fresh eggs daily? Here are the questions to ask, how to select breeds, and how to raise chicks in a brooder.
Looking for ways to use leftover whey from cheese making? Here's a wonderful wheat sandwich bread recipe that is egg and oil free, and delicious!
Grape jelly is a definite American favorite. Though it is delicious, it can get boring! Rev up the grape jelly in your pantry with this recipe that has a surprisingly delicious twist.
Tomatoes are easy to grow and taste delicious picked fresh from the garden. Here is a guide to planting, growing, fertilizing and harvesting tomatoes.
How to select, plant, water, fertilize and harvest fruit from citrus trees. Also, identifying and protecting trees from common pests and diseases.
If you don't have space for a garden, you can grow food in a sunny window or on a patio in containers. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, greens and flowers are easy to grow in garden pots.