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Month: <span>September 2021</span>
Month: September 2021

What Are Cover Crops For Gardens?

Using cover crops for gardens to promote soil health, is a time-honored part of homestead gardening. Choosing the right cover crop for the life of your soil may seem complicated, but once you’ve read through the information here – you’ll have a better idea of what’s right for your garden. Learn about the many benefits of planting cover crops, which types of cover crops may be best for your homestead, and a few pro tips too!

How to Save Pepper Seeds: Saving Seeds for Next Year

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Our garden is always full of a variety of peppers: green peppers, sweet peppers, hot peppers, you name it. They’re definitely one of our favorite crops to grow. Thankfully, it’s also one of the easiest to save seeds from. So, we don’t have to buy new seeds every year. If you’ve ever wondered how to save pepper seeds, read on! Why save pepper seeds?

CAMPING | 5 Simple Tips for Camping Without Trouble in Hot and Cold Weather

Sponsored Post If you like to camp in the evening, then you need to be prepared for most weather conditions. Even in the summer months, it can get quite chilly after the sun goes down. So for a great camping trip in any weather, what do you need to know in order to remain comfortable when camping?

Harvesting Lavender: A Guide for Harvesting, Pruning and Drying Lavender

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Lavender is a beautiful and fragrant plant. Harvesting and pruning it the right way can improve your plant longevity, and allow it to really flourish. Learning how to dry lavender opens up so many ways to use lavender. In this guide, we will discuss when to harvest it, how to prune, and basic drying methods.

How to Grow Lettuce

Lettuce is an easy to grow, cool weather loving, annual crop that should be included in every spring and fall garden. Learning how to grow lettuce is pretty straightforward, and these tips will have you harvesting an abundant supply of greens within one month, and full heads of lettuce within two. Lettuce is one of my favorite crops to grow because it tastes so much better, and has a higher nutrient content than store-bought alternatives. A packet of seeds can produce plenty of lettuce for your fresh salad needs, and if you harvest from the outer leaves of leafy varieties …

DIY Bottom Entry Bug Net Instructions

I’ve been wanting to do this project for some time, so I am excited to get this one in the books. Today, I’m going to highlight the build steps and techniques of sewing a bug net for a hammock. This will be a 360-degree bug net that completely surrounds the hammock – except for an opening on the bottom, that is loosely cinched with some shock cord, often called a bottom-entry bug net. This is a straightforward project, for an easy-to-moderate skill level, if you’re new to DIY projects. No zippers or complex patterns are required.

Storing Potatoes Long Term Without a Root Cellar

Potatoes are a fantastic self-sufficient crop to grow in the home garden. They’re versatile and until it freezes, you can simply harvest them as needed. But, once the cold weather hits and freezing temperatures threaten, you’ll have to dig them up. Successfully storing potatoes all winter is fairly easy, as long as you follow a few simple tips. To store potatoes for the year, you’ll want to properly cure them, then keep them at the correct temperature, and keep moisture levels down. All things that are plentiful in a root cellar, but a lot of us don’t have access to …

WELLBEING | A Snowdonia Walk and Thoughts on Experiencing Adversity Positively

As I walked in Snowdonia during a solo weekend camping trip, I was struck by how differently I experience adversity since beginning my quest for enhanced wellbeing and greater equanimity. It once again brought home to me, the wisdom of letting go and flow, so the water in the river rushing past me felt like an apt metaphor to reflect upon.