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Building Our New Market-Garden Beds

Building Our New Market-Garden Beds

We’ve decided to up our gardening game this season. We’ve increased our gardening space each year, but now we’ve out-grown our original 50’x100′ garden and we need to expand. Since we were expanding anyway, we thought we would try our…

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United States Hardiness Zones and Why They Matter

United States Hardiness Zones and Why They …

You’ve probably seen it on a seed packet or a plant tag, “Hardy to Zone 5b” or “Perennial above Zone 7a” . What are these zones and why are they important? The USDA established Hardiness Zones, based on the lowest…

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Nutrient Dense Foods

Nutrient Dense Foods

Calories that count We learned in the first post in this series that the fundamental purpose of a homestead is to grow calories to sustain the lives of the people who live on it. If you make all your important…

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The 33 Best Gift Ideas for the Modern Homesteader

The 33 Best Gift Ideas for the Modern …

What to Buy for the Homesteader in Your Life The holidays are upon us and if you’re like me, you’ve done the shopping for the “easy” people on your list, and you’re trying to figure out what to get for…

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