Nothing sweeps away the doldrums of winter like flipping through a seed catalog: The colors! The flowers! But with hundreds of catalogs featuring thousands of ornamentals and vegetables, it can get overwhelming. Where to start? Here!
When it comes to growing your own food, there’s only one thing more satisfying than seeing your plants go from wily seedling to ripe, juicy fruit--and that’s seeing your plants go from a miniscule seed(!) to ripe, juicy fruit.
Problem: Hot weather with little rain is tough on traditional container gardening. Solution: A self-watering container--also referred to as a subirrigated planter, or an SIP for short--is large, lovely, durable, and ridiculously successful!
Picture this: It's deep midwinter, and spring is still a long way off. Can't wait for fresh greens to grow outdoors? Try growing microgreens inside! They’re delicious, packed with nutrients, cute as a button, and ready to harvest in 1 to 2 weeks.
Looking for a way to create a garden on a deck or fire escape without using up all of your precious outdoor space? Gutter gardening is easy; you can adjust it to fit whatever size you want; and you can take it with you when you move!
I’ve experimented over the years growing different herbs indoors in winter. Some do fine while others need more light and warmth than a kitchen windowsill provides. However, there are plenty of herbs that can grow indoors successfully through winter.
There are so many options for small space farming! Learn about space saving techniques for growing vegetables, fruits, nuts, and berries , and small livestock for eggs, meat, milk, and fiber. And, to expand beyond your own land, get started foraging.
Raising our own meat chickens has been a truly liberating food experience for our family. We truly appreciate every bite of pastured chicken that we put in our mouths, and we work hard to not waste a bit. The hard work pays off on the table!