More Heirloom Seeds

I know everyone is busy getting read for Thanksgiving this week. I just wanted to quickly share a link to The Sustainable Seed Company. Thanks to Concretin from

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The Spring Garden: Extend Your Growing Season with Early, Cold-Hardy Varieties

It’s a Monday morning at the end of February. It’s cold New England morning. And yes, I’m getting ready to plant seeds. While most people think of gardening

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Starting Seeds 101

I used to worry about whether or not I should start seeds indoors or outdoors. Should I bother with a seed starting mix, or can I start the

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Why I Do Not Grow GMO

  This is the first part of several gardening-related posts. I tried several times to just sit down and write an article about choosing and preparing seeds, but

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A Garden Update and CSA Season Has Started

In spite of construction at our home completely disrupting everything- including our garden, we do have golden chard going strong and ready to start harvesting. Several bean, zucchini,

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Rough Winter

It has been almost five months since my last entry.  The winter was spent with revolving respiratory illnesses going around and around the household.  Plenty of bronchitis and

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Uses for Leftover Water from Boiling Eggs

When you boil an egg, some of the calcium from the shell leaches into the water.  This is a good thing!  You now have water plus calcium.  Here are

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Five Uses for Leftover Egg Shells

Ever wonder what to do with leftover egg shells from cooking or baking?  Here are a few ideas for leftover egg shells: Soil Amendment– Crush them up (mortar &

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Welcome to Homesteading Mom

This site is dedicated to helping people learn homesteading skills.  The category list will continue to grow as this web site grows, but here is a quick description

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