Top 5 Microgreens to Grow

Here is a list of the most popular microgreens you can grow and harvest in about 9 days.  Always water the growing medium before adding seeds. Sunflower – Soak the seeds for 24 hours.  Spread the seeds on top of the soil.  Do not cover the seeds. Place another container on top.  After 2 days, […]

Read More
Advertisements

Regrowing Store Bought Vegetables And Herbs

Here is a list of vegetables and herbs that you can regrow in your garden. Ginger – Break apart ginger into desired pieces.  Sow them and water.  In about a month you should see them starting to come up. Green Onions – Cut the bottom of the green onion to about 1/2 an inch with […]

Read More

A Frankenstein Tomato

While I am waiting for my own tomatoes to grow, I still have to buy them from the super market.  The strangest thing happened when I cut this one in half.  It had no pulp!!  I had just cut it in half….Who scooped out the pulp?…Needless to say …I was so shocked by this that […]

Read More

Benefits of Microgreens

Microgreens are vegetables and herbs that are harvested between 1 to 3 weeks.  They are the same plants but they are said to have more nutrients that the fully grown vegetable.  Microgreens have a high antioxidant content making it food that prevents diseases and promotes health.  Studies have shown that there are high levels of […]

Read More

Dehydrating – Food Preservation

Dehydration is a process that extracts the moisture from food. Most people use a dehydrator but there are DIY ways of doing it without electricity such as using a solar oven.  Some nutrition is lost during the dehydration process such as Vitamin A and C.  However for foods that you would blanch before such as […]

Read More

Can Pigs Plant a Garden?

Well they sure did for the Living Traditions Homestead family.  So not only does pork meat taste good and you could probably turn a profit if you decide to breed them, if you time things right they might even plant a garden for you.  So maybe rotational grazing for pigs might make sense. Here is the […]

Read More

Planting for Pest Control

A vegetable garden can attract all types of bugs including aphids, beetles, and worms.  Adding other types of plants can help deter pest and even attract bugs that will help keep down the pest population. Below is a list of just a few plants that you can grow around your vegetable garden to keep pests […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

The Garden Perennial List

When planning your garden it is very important to know which vegetables and fruits are annuals and which ones are perennials.  Below is a list of perennial fruit, vegetables, beans, herbs and nuts that you might be interested in growing and enjoying for years to come. Veggies Asparagus Onions – Shallots, Chives, Welsh Onions and […]

Read More

The Rise of the Homesteaders

Homesteading is basically a frame of mind where you want to be self-sufficient.  There is a growing movement all over the world where people are choosing to grow their own food instead of relying on the supermarket.  Many have a home garden with vegetables and fruits.  Some may choose to grow medicinal plants as well.  […]

Read More