Gardening Ideas for Beginners
Raising Happy Chickens
·These gardening ideas for beginners are perfect if you are also raising chickens. Having chickens in the backyard means lots of poop. Lots of poop means lots of…
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Seed-Saving 101: How to Save Seeds from Annual Flowers ~ Homestead and Chill
Saving flower seeds is fun, rewarding, and easy to do. Who doesn't love free seeds? Come learn how to seed-save from annual flowers like zinnia, calendula, sunflowers and more - to keep the biggest and most beautiful specimens in your garden to gift, swap, or plant next year! #seedsaving #saveseeds #seeds #flowers #flowergarden #gardening #
9 Common Seed Starting Mistakes To Avoid ~ Homestead and Chill
Too much water. Too little light. Bad timing... When new gardeners stray from the best practices of seed starting ("make mistakes") seeds may not sprout, seedlings can be weak or unhealthy, or plants could even die. But don't worry! All of those things are easy to prevent or fix - once you know the most common seed starting mistakes to avoid. #seedstarting #gardening #gardentips #growyourown
14 Lovely Annuals that Attract Beneficial Insects to the Garden
Learn how to protect your garden from destructive insects by drawing in good bugs with fennel, marigold, and yarrow plants. Control aphids in your yard by attracting ladybugs, parasitic wasps, and hoverflies. #annuals #plants #beneficialinsects
The Best Gardening Books
Gardening can be an exciting practice if you understand the loops. For beginners though, with no prior knowledge, a gardening book can come in handy. You can find lots of information on specific gardening practices and learn your way through to a pro. Below are some of the best gardening books that you can buy to learn and enhance your gardening skills. . . . #ChookCity #GardeningSkills #FarmLife #GardeningBooks #Gardening
Identifying weeds for chickens: detailed descriptions with photos.
Identifying weeds for chicken feed. You want to keep weeds out of your garden but certain weeds can be used for chicken feed. Here is how to Identify weeds that are good for chicken feed. The right weeds can add free nutritious value to your flocks' diet. #raisinghappychickens #chickenfeed
14 Amazing Nectar-Heavy Annuals that Attract Butterflies
Discover gorgeous annuals that attract hummingbirds with sweet honey-scented flowers. Plant heliotrope and salvia to draw in butterflies with bright hues. Learn how to grow plants like phlox and verbena to appeal to pollinators. #annuals #attract #butterflies
How to Start Seeds Indoors
Start your vegetable garden off on the right foot by starting your own seeds indoors! Here are my best tips and tricks for seed starting success that I've used on my homestead for years. Check out this post to learn how to start your garden indoors and you'll be moving your garden outdoors and harvesting in no time! | Hillsborough Homesteading #gardening #plants #vegetablegarden #homesteading #diyhomestead
How to Start a Survival Garden - SHTFPreparedness
Learn how to grow a survival garden for hard times: a look at everything you need to think about and do to succeed at feeding your family in case of unexpected emergencies. #shtf #homesteading #emergencyplan #survivalgarden #preppergarden #gardening #survival
My Seed Storage Containers
Trying to find a creative, practical method of storing seeds can be a major challenge. Sure shoeboxes work, but they aren’t very tidy. Envelopes are also an option, but are difficult to organize. What are the best seed storage containers? If you’ve experienced frustration with your seed collection, I am here to share a little gem with you.
What is Moon Phase Gardening?
Ever heard of planting by the moon phases or moon phase gardening? What is it, and how does it work. Everything you need to know about gardening by the moon cycles. #moongardeing #plantingbythemoon #moonphasegardening #gardeingbythemoon #gardeing #plantingbythemoonsigns #homestead #howto