Hillsborough Homesteading’s Long List of Companion Plants

Hillsborough Homesteading’s Long List of Companion Plants

Food Advertising by   The concept of companion planting goes back centuries. In nature, diverse ecosystems of plants live together, supporting and benefiting each other. You hardly ever see an entire field of one plant in nature. Companion planting is the practice of planting certain non-crop plants next to your garden for a number of […]

Homestead Blog Hop 132

Homestead Blog Hop 132

Food Advertising by Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Things are really heating up here! Our offer’s been accepted on 63 acres, we’re meeting the soils guy tomorrow to perk it, and we’ve scheduled meetings with three different builders. We have the blueprints we want, but have a long list of things still to do. […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Spinach

30 Second Guide to Growing Spinach

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

Harvest Your Own Pearls

Harvest Your Own Pearls

This past March was my birthday. Not a very notable one. 32 is just old enough to forget how old you are, and just young enough that your husband feels obligated to get you something. Don’t get me wrong, Hubby has done a great job in the past on my presents, but now that we […]

Homestead Blog Hop 131

Homestead Blog Hop 131

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Now on to the hop… Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading. Meet and Follow Your […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Kale

30 Second Guide to Growing Kale

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

Homestead Blog Hop 130

Homestead Blog Hop 130

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Now on to the hop… Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading. Meet and Follow Your […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Squash

30 Second Guide to Growing Squash

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Cucumbers

30 Second Guide to Growing Cucumbers

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

Homestead Blog Hop 129

Homestead Blog Hop 129

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! Things are heating up over at the suburban homestead, literally and figuratively. Our offer on 63 acres has been tentatively accepted, and just in time for Spring! Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and the days are getting longer. Stay tuned for more on the new homestead! Now on […]