Build Your Soil For Free

Many times we think that the only way to build good soil is by going out and buying some gardening soil, manure, or compost.  If the concept of homesteading involves being self-sufficient then buying soil goes against that.  If you are looking to save money on your homestead and looking to be more self sufficient […]

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Which Soil to Use on Your Garden

Going to a gardening store can be quit confusing when you see so many different types of soil.  Here we will go over some basic information so that you know which soil will best fit your needs. TopSoil Topsoil is top layer of soil scraped from the ground. It will have weed seeds mixed in. […]

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Nitrogen Fixing Trees – Permaculture

Swales are used to help water trees at the root.  It is suggested that you should grow nitrogen fixing trees.  These trees are said to bring nitrogen back into the soil through the help of bacteria from like beans do.  For a quick blog about this go to “Beans – The Nitrogen Booster!!” Below is […]

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Essential Nutrients for Growing Vegetables

Soil needs to be full of nutrients in order for vegetables to grow.  The main nutrients for plants include phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen.  Other nutrients that are required in lesser quantities are calcium, magnesium and sulfur. Below is a breakdown of the main plant nutrients, how to add it to the soil, what it does […]

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