Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

February Garden Tasks and Seed Planting (For Zones 7-8 PNW)

The month of February is fast approaching, and the garden tasks are waiting to be done, before Spring shows up. I always love November/December/early January because those are my "sleepy" months, when I get to stay inside, and do other things like crafting and reading. But come end of January, I know I have to… Continue reading February Garden Tasks and Seed Planting (For Zones 7-8 PNW)

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Growing A Garden In Zone 7 (and 8)

Our homestead is in Zone 7 (to 8), in the Pacific Northwest. Many of our readers are as well, so we have complied a collection of planning for when to get seeds & plants in the ground. Your dates may vary a bit if you are in a micro-climate (such as above 500 feet elevation,… Continue reading Growing A Garden In Zone 7 (and 8)

Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

The Lies, Half-Truths and Money Pits About Homesteading: Heating A Greenhouse

A greenhouse can change a homestead or small farm. No doubt about it, it can stretch your growing season by months, on both ends, and if heated, and with grow lights, you can produce food year round. But there is one downside: The high cost of heating it in colder months, especially if you live… Continue reading The Lies, Half-Truths and Money Pits About Homesteading: Heating A Greenhouse

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

September On The Homestead

September is the month of the last big harvests. And if anything marked September for me…it was the forest fires in the mountains above us. It was also hot, hot and hot. Our youngest hated it, and lived with his face mask on, with very limited time outside. But I know: the heat was good… Continue reading September On The Homestead