This section is all about the garden, planting, and my attempts not to kill the things I plant.
Small Homestead? Get Grafted Fruit Trees

Small Homestead? Get Grafted Fruit Trees

TL;DR: Get some fruit trees. Grafted fruit trees can really save the day. Don't kill them. Don't let the birds and deer eat your fruit. "How can I stop buying fruit every year and be more self-reliant? I don't have much land..." If you've got a smallish Poser...

Easy Cinder Block Planter Projects

Easy Cinder Block Planter Projects

Cinder block planters don't have to be ugly. We had a big empty space where we used to stack wood, but we built a woodshed. "Can't you do something about that space?" my husband asked. He suggested some whiskey barrels or nice flower pots, but those are expensive. So,...

PROJECT: Simple Raised Beds for the Garden

PROJECT: Simple Raised Beds for the Garden

Raised beds are a great way to organize the garden. I kill sections of my garden every year. It drives my family crazy, but me, not so much. I do what I can do, then I "Where's Waldo" for a tomato in July. This is my first year working remotely. So, I'm ramping up the...

The Devil’s Lettuce: How to have Fresh Greens in Winter

The Devil’s Lettuce: How to have Fresh Greens in Winter

I wanted to grow lettuce, but I didn't have any light... So I went to the indoor gardening store looking for lettuce lights. This was a while ago before the Poser Homestead became a thing. I had an entire basement room to dedicate to winter crops. If I set out some...

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