Love sweet potatoes? Learn how to grow sweet potato vine for an antioxidant punch even more potent than the revered root. (With bonus recipe!) Image by manseok Kim from Pixabay How to Grow Sweet Potato Vine: Antioxidant Powerhouse I love sweet potatoes. The roots are one of the most delicious, versatile, high-calorie, easy-to-grow, long-storing veggies around. Many homesteaders who have
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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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Homemade fish emulsion is a great way to upcycle fish scraps—or your whole catch—to make a potent fish fertilizer for plants. Image by ckaras from Pixabay How to Make Fish Emulsion Fertilizer Fish emulsion is a good fertilizer for lots of garden vegetables—and other plants too. It has an N-P-K ratio of about 5-2-2, plus the added bonus of micronutrients.
DIY potting soil with just 3 ingredients? You bet! Here’s a homemade potting soil recipe your container gardens will love. DIY Potting Soil Recipe Using 3 Simple Ingredients Today you’ll learn how to create DIY potting soil using only 3 simple ingredients. I’ll also give you alternate ideas for homemade potting soil in case you don’t have those 3 ingredients
Here are 15 simple and inexpensive natural fertilizer options to DIY using common household items—plus 5 recipes for homemade plant food. Image by Dominika karkika from Pixabay Homemade Natural Fertilizer—15 Simple and Inexpensive Options There was a time when people gardened because backyard produce was far better and cheaper than anything from the store. To tell the truth, it still
Planting fruit trees in fall has a lot of advantages over spring planting. Here’s why—and what you need to know to succeed. Image by こうこう きちでん from Pixabay Advantages of Planting Fruit Trees in Fall Until I started homesteading, I thought fruit trees had to be planted in spring because that’s when they went on sale at the big box
Here are 8 excellent (and surprising!) uses for buckets on the homestead and in the garden—plus tips on how to get 5-gallon buckets for free! Source: http://greenroofgrowers.blogspot.com/2012/06/growing-melons-in-sub-irrigated.html Life on the homestead requires a lot of creativity and frugality. The “five R’s” seem to be constantly in play: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Repurpose, and Repair. Nothing ever goes to waste—today’s trash simply
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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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I absolutely love what you folks are turning out and sharing with us. You have soooo much valuable information. I believe there is going to come a day in the near future, when everyone will want to do this. You have a great group of teachers there, which I love and appreciate--so down-to-earth and practical~ You have my greatest respect am here to to support you in any way I can.
This is such great information. We need more private citizens doing this. There is way too much conflict of interest present in the government.
Hi Marjory! I am Maureen from Hillside, NJ. I just had to stop my busyness and drop you a line: Can I just say, that you are just a DELIGHT !!! I try to read everyone of your e-mails with all the wonderful growing tips and other important info, and I love the presentations you create. Thank you so much.
You know, when I got bit by a recluse about 6 months ago, I watched it turn my arm red, hot and painful from the bite at my wrist all the way to about an inch above my elbow. At that point, I was really concerned about developing sepsis, and tired of the pain lol.
I remembered what Marjory Wildcraft taught about cabbage leaves, and within 2 days every bit fo the bite, pain redness, and swelling was gone. I was so astounded at the wonder of what plants can do. Even before I had dabbled a bit in herbs and eo's but that event left me with a passion to learn and practice herbalism.
I welcome your suggestions and teachings while I manage to save enough to start enrolling in the classes offered here.
Dear Marjory, I just want to say with the greatest of gratitude and admiration: THANK YOU! You have produced something truly powerful and, in my humble opinion, beneficial and good not only for people like myself but for our life-giving home. Your practical but sincere respect for all things living in your background was inspiring. Many blessings and gratitude from me. I am so encouraged by your gentle, decisive teaching. I can do this!
I am so proud to be a part of this group because I believe we are being lied to, scammed, and being fed “poison” through our foods. I am very grateful to have you bringing this information.
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