9 Ways To Keep Wasps, Bumblebees, And Hornets Away From Hummingbird Feeders!

9 Ways To Keep Wasps, Bumblebees, And Hornets Away From Hummingbird Feeders!

Hummingbirds dash through our gardens like living jewels. Their delicate wings beat faster than the human eye can perceive, and their iridescent plumage glimmers in the sunlight. But these enchanting creatures face a formidable challenge! Their feeders attract admirers and competitive garden guests,…

18 Best Sunflower Varieties For Colorful Blooms All Summer

18 Best Sunflower Varieties For Colorful Blooms All Summer

Sunflowers are one of the easiest ways to beautify your garden and feed your native pollinators without much effort or cash investment. But which sunflower cultivars are best to grow? We invite you to explore 18 delightful sunflower varieties that will delight you and…

How To Grow Basil In Pots For Indoor Or Outdoor Harvests

How To Grow Basil In Pots For Indoor Or Outdoor Harvests

I love growing my basil in pots. I love growing basil everywhere! I have a bunch of plants growing in my raised garden beds and around my homestead. Their flowers are excellent for attracting native bees. Once they produce seeds, I broadcast…

How to Grow Watermelon From Seed to Juicy Fruit

How to Grow Watermelon From Seed to Juicy Fruit

Watermelons are one of the most delicious warm-weather crops for your food forest garden. Watermelons produce mouth-watering fruit, are tremendously sweet, and almost everyone loves eating them. We can show you how to grow watermelons from seed to harvest – and…

How To Grow Cherries From Seed: Propagation And Care Guide

How To Grow Cherries From Seed: Propagation And Care Guide

Cherry trees are one of the most delicious food forest fruits homesteaders can grow in North America. Cherry trees have other benefits, too. They deliver beautiful, fragrant flowers pollinators adore. Growing cherry trees from the seed is also surprisingly easy. We can…

How to Grow Strawberries From Seeds Or Runners

How to Grow Strawberries From Seeds Or Runners

Strawberries are one of our favorite annual food forest crops! They’re delicious, fragrant, easy-to-grow plants that produce some of the yummiest harvests. Growing strawberries from seed is also surprisingly easy – whether you live in the Southern USA, California, or even…

Farming Moss for a Homestead Income

Farming Moss for a Homestead Income

Mosses are primitive non-vascular plants known for their exotic texture and green hues. They have existed for 470 million years. Taken for granted for a long time, today, mosses are on the verge of becoming an urban homesteading sensation. You can blame…

29 Practical Tips to Become More Self-Sufficient

29 Practical Tips to Become More Self-Sufficient

What does self-sufficiency mean to you? For some homesteaders, self-sufficiency is growing and raising food. For others, it’s about getting their utilities off-grid or surviving without store-bought products. In these times of hyperinflation, supply-chain uncertainty, and questionable quality of many consumer products, learning how to become more…