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How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed

How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed

Learn how to grow tomatoes from seed and get our top tips for large, strong, healthy plants that will bear abundantly all summer long!  Tomatoes are one of a homesteader’s favorite plants to grow in the garden! It’s no wonder when one plant is so prolific, heavily bearing one of the quintessential flavors of summer. […]

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Backyard Compost: From Start to Finish

You may already know that backyard compost is the most valuable addition to any garden. You may also know that compost changes soil structure in the very best ways, converting your average garden soil into one that’s friable and fertile. Finished compost adds nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, making soil nutritionally rich. It acts as a […]

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Chicken Breed Egg Colors

Chicken Breed Egg Colors

Do you know the difference in chicken breed egg colors? Which chickens lay blue eggs? Which ones lay green eggs? In your quest for fresh chicken eggs, you may be wondering which chickens to buy that will give you colored eggs. Maybe you are interested in a heritage breed flock of chickens. Sometimes chicken owners want to […]

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What to Plant in November: Vegetable Garden Growing Guide

What to Plant in November Vegetable Garden

Learn what to plant in November with Homesteaders of America Vegetable Garden Growing Guides! Many folks throughout the country have closed down their garden for the growing season and are turning more to indoor activities now that the weather has grown cold. The rest is a welcome break from the garden toil of the past […]

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What to Plant in October: Vegetable Garden Growing Guide

What to Plant in October Vegetable Garden

Learn what to plant in October with Homesteaders of America Vegetable Garden Growing Guides! With October comes cooler temperatures and even the first frost in many areas of the United States of America. This means another gardening season is in the books. We can kick back and enjoy the literal fruits of our labor. If […]

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10 Maple Syrup Tips for Rookies

Maple Syrup Tips

While there is an abundance of information on how to tap trees and make maple syrup, learn from my rookie mistakes with these 10 maple syrup tips. How To Make Maple Syrup guides are readily available online and in books. I picked up a great book at Lehman’s that was very helpful. I recommend that anyone interested […]

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Growing Herbs for Bees

Herbs are very beneficial for honey bees in the homestead apiary! Learn which flowering and medicinal herbs for bees you should grow in your garden. The buzzing of pollinators in a garden—it’s a sound every gardener loves to hear in the spring. It means healthy plants and vegetables will soon arrive, and our little bee […]

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