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You’ve decided to start homesteading, and it’s time to dive into the rich world of growing your own food. Don’t get overwhelmed — get excited! Even if you don’t have any experience, The Grow Network can help you cultivate a thriving garden that puts home-grown food on your table. With our resources and blogs, a sustainable vegetable garden is possible. You’ll find topics that cover fertilizer and potting soil, composting bones, dairy, and human waste, and how nitrogen affects your soil. Check out the most recent posts and newest guides below.
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Mother Nature’s Approach Imagine a deep, remote forest. Wildlife is abundant. Birds are singing. Mushrooms are growing on trees, and the forest floor is covered with fallen leaves of every color. You bend over and scoop up a handful of leaves to find incredible soil fertility in the form of dark, moist, healthy earth. Mother Nature is truly amazing—when left
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Most of us have this idea of how gardens are supposed to look. Everything needs to be kept in boundaries, arranged in rows, and kept free of dead plants, sticks, debris piles, etc. Yet keeping things neat is great in the kitchen, at the office, or in the workshop—but it isn’t helping your garden. Sure, it might look nice and
Help your compost break down faster with one of these 5 free, DIY compost activators—and you’ll quickly end up with black gold! Image by Antun Karlovic from Pixabay Compost Activators: Get Better Compost in Less Time Did you ever notice that some things compost beautifully, while other things bog down your bins? I try to keep an eye out for
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What Is Homestead Permaculture?
Growing a sustainable vegetable garden requires a unique approach to agriculture called permaculture. This type of system strives to mimic patterns found in nature in a more controlled environment. The central tenets of permaculture include caring for the earth, allowing people access to the essentials they need, and taking only what you need to care for yourself and your family. You should always return any surplus to the earth, recycling waste products back in as well.
When you grow your own food through permaculture, you should strive to avoid damaging the natural ecosystem in your garden in any way. Instead, work with your environment and integrate your herbs, fruits, and vegetables as seamlessly as possible. Work with nature instead of against it!
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