Gardening · Homesteading

Creating The Blueberry Orchard

I have always wanted an "orchard" of blueberry bushes, all in nice and tidy rows. Before, at our last house we had 45 or so plants, but they were all over, tucked into corners. While it was a way to have them, it wasn't efficient for growing. I dug up a dozen plants in preparation… Continue reading Creating The Blueberry Orchard

Gardening · Homesteading

Felled Tree Raised Beds

Raised beds are great to have in a garden, but can be expensive to build. I am always looking for ways to cut cost on our farm and use what we have on hand. With the clearing of the forested sections on our land, I have ample amounts of Hemlock to deal with. One can… Continue reading Felled Tree Raised Beds

Gardening · Homesteading

September Garden Tasks for Zones 7-8 (In The PNW)

September is a pivotal month in the gardens for me. In zones 7 and 8 in the Pacific Northwest, the heat starts to settle down by the end of August. We still get warm days, but the heat dissipates as the sun sets, leading to cooler nights. The soil is still warm though, which helps… Continue reading September Garden Tasks for Zones 7-8 (In The PNW)

Gardening · Homesteading

Growing Alpine Strawberry Plants From Seed

Finding a hobby you love is a cool thing. Especially one you had no idea you would love. I've always loved growing strawberry plants, for as long as I can remember, but I had never tried growing from seed. Most growers of strawberries don't grow their own plants, it's considerably easier to buy bare-root plants… Continue reading Growing Alpine Strawberry Plants From Seed