Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Starting Your Fall Garden In Zone 8b

It's second week of July and most people are not thinking about their fall garden. They are focused on what is happening now, and the start of the summer harvest. But now is the time to get your fall crops seeded and going, so you can get them in the ground in the months of… Continue reading Starting Your Fall Garden In Zone 8b

Herbalism · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading · Wildcrafting

Herbal Academy – Free Becoming An Herbalist Mini Course

I have been a long-time student of Herbal Academy, and one of the first classes I took was their free Becoming An Herbalist Mini Course. And yes, it is truly free. Once our boys went to school, I indulged in continuing education (before the pandemic, 4.5 years of homeschooling took over my life after that).… Continue reading Herbal Academy – Free Becoming An Herbalist Mini Course

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Two Easy Garden Hacks To Keep You Organized

Anytime I can make my life easier when working in our gardens, so much the better. Call them gardening hacks, if you will. The first one has been in my possession for at least 8 years, and it still functions well. The used plastic coffee container: I got the tub for free, used. Washed with… Continue reading Two Easy Garden Hacks To Keep You Organized

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Gardening: Getting The Tomatoes and Peppers In The Ground

In theory, Mother's Day Weekend is the typical tomato and pepper planting time in the Pacific Northwest. That depends on the weather, of course, but by then, we have passed the last frost date weeks before. This year has been special. For being in a "drought," it's been cool and rainy this May. Today, as… Continue reading Gardening: Getting The Tomatoes and Peppers In The Ground

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

The Garden Dilemma: To Use Coco Coir Or Not

A few weeks back, I attended a ladies' night at a local hardware store. A couple of vendors came out to talk about their products. Even after years of growing and making my own soil, I learned something new. That was highly troubling to me. Fox Farm products, both soil and fertilizers. Fox Farm's rep… Continue reading The Garden Dilemma: To Use Coco Coir Or Not