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    What to Plant in January: Vegetable Garden Growing Guide

    Learn what to plant in January with Homesteaders of America Vegetable Garden Growing Guides! While most of the gardens in the United States are still resting, perhaps even insulated under a thick blanket of snow, there are a few southern areas beginning to warm up and will be ready to grow vegetables soon! What to […]

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    How to Reduce Food Waste on the Homestead

    The goal of homesteading is sustainability and stewardship… Providing for our families without much outside help and respecting the resources that we have available. A huge aspect of a sustainable lifestyle is reducing waste. We try to lessen the amount of time, money, resources, energy, etc. that we spend each day. Cutting back on food […]

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    Winter Garden Planning: The Secret to Success

    “The most efficient and effective way to guarantee summer success is through planning your garden during the winter.” We are heading into the coldest, bleakest months of the year, but this season has one highlight… something like the gardener’s version of the swallows returning to Capistrano: The arrival of seed catalogs in the mail. The […]

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    3 Easy-to-Grow Herbs for the Homestead Garden

    Growing herbs is a simple way to improve homestead sustainability for both beginner and seasoned growers. This is because most herbs are simple to grow, harvest, and preserve. They are also multi-purpose plants with culinary, aromatic, and medicinal benefits. If you are looking for a low-maintenance garden addition, consider one of these easy-to-grow herbs.  3 […]

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    Cultivating Green Thumbs: The Importance of Involving Kids in the Garden

    Our society is dominated by screens, sounds, and digital distractions. Each year, it becomes increasingly more important to connect children directly with their food source and instill in them a love of nature. One effective way to do this is by involving kids in the vegetable garden.  Not only does gardening provide a hands-on learning […]

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    Seed Starting & Transplanting | Paul Hutcheson of Windmill Heights Garden Center

    It is the time of year when gardeners begin to get the itch to start seeds.  Depending on your zone, you may have already begun the process of sprouting seeds for your future garden.  Whether you are already watching tiny sprouts emerge or you have many weeks left to wait, you will love this conversation with Paul Hutcheson, owner of Windmill Heights Garden Center.  He breaks down how to achieve the perfect timing in starting seeds and transplanting, how to pursue ideal conditions, plus some incredible advice for new gardeners.  Join us for this rich conversation as we look forward to spring and summer gardening.

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