Posts Tagged:homesteading

Protecting Broccoli from Pests

  When growing broccoli it is very disappointing to find you crop infested with aphids or more commonly the white cabbage moth larvae or loppers those pale green grubs that always seems to find the best hiding places in your broccoli plants and much away happily all day and night. They can reduce a young…

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Autumn the Ideal time for Planting Broccoli!

  Broccoli would have to be one of my favourite vegetables to grow, not only because it is tasty and nutritious, with many uses in the kitchen, but also because it is so productive. If it’s looked after properly you can keep harvesting from the same plant for months. For those of you in temperate…

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Successive Planting and How to Grow Snow Peas

I love gardening in autumn, the temperatures are lower and there is usually enough rain about so you don’t have to be constantly watering newly planted seedlings and seeds. It is my favourite time of the year in the vegetable garden, lots happening but not as frenetic as spring and not as demanding as summer.…

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How to keep Chickens laying in Autumn and Winter

Maintaining egg production during autumn and winter I love to eat fresh organic eggs, but even the best quality commercial product cannot compare to home produced eggs. I have been very disappointed over the years when my flock has gone into moult and I have had no eggs and had to buy them. As a…

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How to make Beetroot Relish

  I like to grow beetroot all year round by planting around 20 seeds a month. Now this normally allows enough for everyday salads, roasting and juicing, but every so often I get a few that grow too big to be used in this way. What I like to do with them is turn them…

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How to Grow Organic Garlic

Growing Garlic Garlic is easy to grow and to my taste  home grown bulbs have a much superior flavour to shop bought bulbs. They do not have the acrid after taste present in aged bulbs and most processed product. Although Garlic does not take up much room it is in the ground for 10 to…

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The last of the summer vegetables

  The last of the summer vegetables It is not too late to put in a final crop of summer vegetables. So take some time this week to look at what has grown well for you over the last few months and been nice and productive. Think about which of these plants have you found…

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Things you need for your Productive Balcony

Hello Balcony Gardeners! So great to see you have followed us this far – we are now getting to the part of this series where YOU need to do some things! Now is the time where you need to start buying your supplies and getting ready to get your garden made up at home! So…

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