Garden

Book Review: Gaia’s Garden

Book Review: Gaia’s Garden

Gaia’s Garden starts with the simple but important position that permaculture practices allow us to work with Mother Nature instead of against her as we design our landscape and our gardens.

How to Make and Use Newspaper Seed Starting Pots

How to Make and Use Newspaper Seed Starting Pots

Newspaper seed starting pots are a simple and environmentally-friendly solution for seed starting. Not only are you re-using a free resource to make them, you can also plant them directly in your garden when you are ready to transplant. Making newspaper seed starting pots is […]

How to Build a Grow Light Stand

How to Build a Grow Light Stand

When it comes to seed starting, it is hard to find a better set up than a vertical, tiered shelf with grow lights on each level (commonly called a “grow light stand”).  This set-up allows you to grow multiple levels of seedlings in a condensed […]

How to Grow Elderberries from Cuttings

How to Grow Elderberries from Cuttings

Elderberries are an awesome addition to any farm or homestead; the flowers can be used to infuse tea and other herbal products and the ripe berries can be used for baking, cooking, or winemaking among other uses. The medicinal properties of elderberries are also incredibly […]

Spring Writing Contest!!

Spring Writing Contest!!

Here at Homestead How-To we are all about creating community among homesteaders.  We do that by building a learning community.  Whether you follow us on Instagram, Like our Facebook Page, or visit our blog, you’ll see a regular stream of new “how-to” resources. In the […]

How to Store Pumpkins–Three Ways!

How to Store Pumpkins–Three Ways!

  Pumpkins were a first for me this year.  There were many factors drawing me to growing them:  having my kids pick pumpkins right at home for Halloween, feeding them to my chickens, cooking with them, and I am always up for a new challenge.  […]

How to Clean your Seed Starting Equipment

How to Clean your Seed Starting Equipment

Re-using seed starting equipment is a must if you are a frugal homesteader.  But have you ever wondered if it is necessary to clean the pots and trays that you plan to use again? Let’s answer that question with another question: Have you ever experienced “damping […]

How to Store Potatoes–The Pine Shavings Method

How to Store Potatoes–The Pine Shavings Method

Potatoes have become one of the most rewarding harvests of our garden.  Not only is the harvest abundant, but digging potatoes up is fun for the whole family!  There are many different methods for storing potatoes, including: stacking them in a tower, using newspaper-lined laundry […]

How to Grow a Year-Round Supply of Garlic

How to Grow a Year-Round Supply of Garlic

I am a garlic addict.  Seriously, folks, I could eat garlic in every dish for every meal every day.  So growing garlic in our garden is a no-brainer.  Plus – growing garlic is easy – the garlic clove serves as the seed and miraculously turns […]