At the root of every great garden is a great compost pile. Compost is an amazing organic powerhouse of nutrients. Nutrients that help to keep soil loose, workable, and most importantly, completely energized. We use it absolutely everywhere we can
When it comes to self-sufficient living, nothing quite compares to the benefits of raising chickens in your backyard. Our small flock of hens provide us with so much more than just great tasting eggs. They also help eliminate weeds, keep
When it comes to our garden and the food we provide for our family, we like to keep everything natural – and that includes any and all types of fertilizers used on our plants. The simple truth is, when it comes
Create Super Soil! Whether its hanging baskets, planter boxes, raised beds, or an Any Age Anywhere Garden Box – the key to successful container growing starts with the soil mix. Use good soil – and you’ll likely get good results.
As the Spring season begins – it’s hard to believe we are heading into our 5th growing season at the farm! One thing we have learned from the past four years is that a little chore work now in the early season
Compost is the rock star of our garden – helping to create beautiful, healthy, super-charged soil that our plants thrive on. We work generous amounts into our raised row beds each year, add to every hole at planting time –
For those that follow along with our little farm and website – you know how important it is for us to keep things simple and inexpensive – and there is no better example of that than our garden. When it
As the farm and our website have grown over the course of the last few years – we have had more and more requests from our readers and followers asking us to consider hosting gardening and canning classes at the
To put it simply – soil is to vegetable plants what food is to humans. With little or no food – human become sick and would eventually perish. The same goes for those tomato and pepper plants in your garden!
It seems that we can never make enough or have enough compost on hand at the farm. We use a healthy scoop or two in every single planting hole and as a mulch around all of our vegetable plants. We