Garden

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 4: When to Plant

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 4: When to Plant

Excited to start vegetable seeds indoors to get a head start on your garden? Great! But don’t plant everything at once. Each vegetable variety grows at a different rate, and has a different suggested planting time based on the date when you’ll transplant it to […]

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 3: Planting & Caring for your Seedlings

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 3: Planting & Caring for your Seedlings

You’ve got all of your seed starting supplies, and you have decided what seeds you want to start inside, so now it’s time to plant your seeds. In some ways, planting seeds is as easy as soil + water + light, but there are some […]

How to Start Seeds Indoors: Part 2 – Choosing which Veggies to Start Inside

How to Start Seeds Indoors: Part 2 – Choosing which Veggies to Start Inside

Starting seeds indoors is an outstanding way to decrease the costs of home vegable gardening, and to get a jump start on the season. With just a few supplies to get you started, you can grow your own vegetables from seed for just a fraction […]

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 1: Supplies

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 1: Supplies

If you have a vegetable garden of any considerable size, starting seeds indoors is well worth the effort. Starting your own seeds allows you to choose from many more varieties of your favorite vegetables. Seedstarting is also less expensive, after an initial investment. You can […]

How to Store Carrots

How to Store Carrots

Storing carrots is a great way to extend the garden season and supply your own vegetables well into the winter. Carrots are fairly easy to grow in large quantities and can be stored a number of different ways. Here are three options for storing carrots […]

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 […]