Composting meat, dairy, bones, bread, oils—even human waste!—turns it into black gold for your garden! Here’s how to compost it safely. Image by achirathep from Pixabay Composting Meat, Dairy, Bones, and Human Waste! When I tell people about composting meat, dairy, bones, bread, etc., I often get the immediate “but you CAN’T!” reaction from normal people who follow all the
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Do you want to grow a green that is loaded with beneficial omega-3s normally found in fish oil? Dare to grow purslane on purpose! Image by WikimediaImages from Pixabay Common Purslane: The Omega-3 You Can Grow for Free! (With Recipe) I was at the farmers market a few years ago checking out the seasonal greens. I noticed a lovely display
Is your lettuce bolting? Are you looking for a heat-tolerant lettuce that grows well all summer long? Oak leaf lettuce to the rescue! Image by Hannes Kurth from Pixabay Heat? Drought? Delicious Oak Leaf Lettuce Thrives Anyway! Nothing says summer like a crisp, fresh-from-the-garden salad with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Unfortunately, depending on your climate, your lettuce might be bolting
I used to spend a lot of time making compost. Now, I use a much easier and—dare I say it!—more effective method: anaerobic compost tea! Don’t Kill Yourself Making Compost! Long ago, I used to spend a lot of time making big piles of greens and browns—carefully mixed, watered, turned, and sifted…. And yet I never had enough compost to
Many people swear by the benefits of bone broth. Here’s how to make this rich, flavorful stock, plus several tips for cooking with it. Image by Bluebird Provisions from Pixabay How to Make Bone Broth in 5 Easy Steps + Benefits & Uses Bone broth is a bit trendy right now and lots of people are making grand claims about
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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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