DIY Organic Homestead
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Why grow your own food and vegetables?
by Mike Lieberman | Civilizations were built upon being able to grow food and the community that went into it from planting, taking care of to harvesting, preparing and sharing it.
Visiting Barbara Kerr, solar cooking pioneer
Earlier this summer I finally got to meet Barbara Kerr, a local woman who invented the solar wall oven and pioneered the use of other forms of solar cooking.
How to grow tomatoes
Wilhelm and Bryan Jones of Sweet Corn Organic Nursery share their secrets for growing healthy, juicy tomatoes.
Don’t have a backyard for gardening? Borrow one!
Over the weekend I dug my hands into the Earth for the first time this year. I threw off my coat and spent about 10 hours in the garden; it felt amazing to be out in the sun, connecting with the soil, spending time with the land that will provide me nourishment.
How to plant seeds and grow starts indoors
When planting seeds indoors, you want to start with a good quality organic seed starting mix.
Eggshell Seed Starters
These biodegradable eggshell planters are perfect for starting seeds! When the plants get too big for the shells, you can transplant them straight to the soil, shell and all.
Transforming barren land into fertile ground
Use "Rockdust" in your soil to help produce giant vegetables rich with minerals and trace elements.
The Heart of Organic Gardening: a Soil Test
by Kim Wilhelm and Bryan Jones of Sweet Corn Organic Nursery | The soil test is at the heart of organic gardening. It all happens in the soil. If you have healthy soil, you will have healthy plants.
The star of polyculture farming is the father-son team Joel and Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Virginia. Learn more about their innovative approach to farming which focuses on producing healthy soil and grass.
From Garden to Plate: Basil Pesto Harvest
Jacquelyn Palmer shares the journey from garden to plate her homegrown basil recently took. Salivate with us over her basil pesto pasta dinner.
Beginners Guide to Healthy Organic Gardening
Organic gardening is not as difficult as many beginning gardeners believe it is. Quite simply it means you are going to plant your garden without using synthetic fertilizers or chemical pesticides.