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Our Sweet Potato yields: Over fifteen Pounds

13 Nov 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Solominer

We guessed how many pounds of Potatoes before we started, vastly underestimated the yield. We thought we would get three to six pounds since only one Sweet Potato was planted in early spring. But as soon as we started digging we quickly past our esti...

Living off the land in times of economic uncertainty – a permaculture role model

18 Aug 2019 3 minute read 1 comment Bitcoin Babaji

With the rumors of recession on a global scale around the corner, as well as a tipping point crossed in climate disorder, it looks like food self-sufficiency will be more valuable than we currently appreciate. Homesteading is perhaps our saving grace...

Dragon Eggs and White Scalloped Squash

22 Jul 2019 1 minute read 0 comments uthus2000

We went to get a lawnmower from our daughter yesterday. The kill cable on our mower is rusty and I can no longer start it.  They've got 13 acres way out in the country and until recently had horses and goats to keep their one field in check. The hous...

How to Find Nectarine /Peach Seeds.

4 Jun 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Darren Claxton

  How to Find Nectarine /Peach Seeds.   Here's a video I made on how to find the seeds inside Nectarine /Peach stones.I was trying to grow (and I'm sure many others have) a plant by planting the stone. This obviously didn't work so I set about findin...

How to Find Nectarine /Peach Seeds.

4 Jun 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Darren Claxton

  How to Find Nectarine /Peach Seeds.     Here's a video I made on how to find the seeds inside Nectarine /Peach stones.I was trying to grow (and I'm sure many others have) a plant by planting the stone. This obviously didn't work so I set about find...

Cactus Hunt Day!

3 Jun 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Luz

Yesterday I went with my sister to a place that only sells cactus and succulents and oh boy, there were very cool plants there! Like this octopus here! Well, is not an octopus, is a "paper legs" cactus or that's how the man called it. I think it l...

How to amend and plant in a clay soil

12 May 2019 2 minute read 0 comments globetrotter

The perfect territory for the yard and garden is clayey. Mud has fine particles and thick soil, few stones and other rubble and depletes well. Shockingly, more often than not the dirt isn't clayey. It is clayey soil or sandy soil, being the most wide...

Growing Food - Homesteading

21 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Darren Claxton

It's warmed up beautifully here on sunny Derbyshire UK after a mildish winter.I like last year, my veggie plants are well on their way to maturity.We're looking forward to the gardens Bounty this summer and autumn. Tomato plants I like to start the...

Last tomato - from green to red

5 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments ervin-lemark

I feel I owe to myself to publish this photo. It's the last big tomato from our backyard garden. I picked it when it was still green. It ripened in a fine company of cherry tomatoes, apples, and kiwis. Beautiful, isn't it? It was a delicious additi...

Last Homegrown Tomatoes Of This Year

28 Nov 2020 1 minute read 1 comment ervin-lemark

These marbles, marvels of nature, are the last homegrown tomatoes of the year 2020. Not just cherry tomatoes, any kind of tomatoes. I let them ripen on the window-ledge and this morning we ate them for breakfast. Of course, they are not red and thei...