Best Storing Potatoes for Keeping Long-Term
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Best Storing Potatoes for Keeping Long-Term

Enjoy home grown potatoes well into the late winter months by selecting the best storing potatoes. Learn what varieties are the best longest storing potatoes. By selecting the best potatoes for storing long-term ensures the garden’s bounty for many months to come.  To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. Is there anything truer…

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Fruits and Vegetables to Grow Vertically

Discover 16 fruits and vegetables to grow vertically to expand a garden space. A great example is growing cucumbers vertically. Vertical growing plants are healthier and tend to produce more produce. This article provides vertical vegetable garden ideas for gardeners from all walks of life. Living in the mountains requires me to be creative with…

Practical Gifts for Homesteading Kids
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Practical Gifts for Homesteading Kids

To live a simple life means offering practical gifts for homesteading kids. Great gifts for farm kids or homesteaders consist of items encompassing our lives. This article lists books, kits, tools, and garden items to help your child with the skills needed to live a homesteading life. Gift-giving is not a strong point of mine….

DIY Naturally Scented Pinecones
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DIY Naturally Scented Pinecones

Leave the chemicals behind and make scented pinecones. Easy DIY naturally scented pine cones are made with foraged pinecones and essential oils. Included are tips on how to clean pine cones as well as how to properly scent pine cones for a pleasant, long lasting smell. The decision to live a healthy, natural lifestyle means…

DIY Polytunnel for under Forty Dollars
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DIY Polytunnel for under Forty Dollars

Build your own DIY polytunnel design utilizing a handful of items. Small polytunnel gardening and greenhouse designs are on the rise and an inexpensive tool to utilize for growing food. Living on the coastal side of the Pacific Northwest, outside of Seattle, Washington, has its challenges when it comes to gardening. Especially, for individuals like…

Designing a Potager Garden or a Small Kitchen Garden
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Designing a Potager Garden or a Small Kitchen Garden

When designing a potager garden there are a few things to keep in mind. Color, texture, and depth are details which go into designing a kitchen garden. Flower, edible and medicinal, play a strong part of a potager garden design. Easy kitchen garden ideas consist of vegetables which contain color, trellises for depth, and textures…

Pantry Preparedness | Stocking your Pandemic Pantry
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Pantry Preparedness | Stocking your Pandemic Pantry

Be prepared with an emergency food storage by stocking your pandemic pantry. A pantry preparedness guide allows you to provide for your family during unknown times. A well-stocked emergency pantry is necessary for not only a pandemic crisis, but also during tough times and a natural disaster. The homesteaders of the world are not necessarily…

Kid Friendly Raspberry Cordial with Easy Canning Tips
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Kid Friendly Raspberry Cordial with Easy Canning Tips

This kid friendly raspberry cordial is ideal for children of all ages. In addition to consuming this beverage immediately, learn the process for canning raspberry cordial for long-term storage. Grab the kiddos, fresh berries, a little sweetener and get to canning raspberry juice! There is no better way to bring kids into the kitchen than…