Did you know one of the best times to feed your soil is in the fall? Yeppers! Think about it, for the most part plants are going to sleep, they don't require a lot of nutrients this time of year. So consider giving your garden a good thick layer of compost to breakdown over the … Continue reading Fall Garden Feeding
http://www.ghorganics.com/Product/DE_Diatom.jpg Diamotaceous earth can be found in almost any garden center and definitely from online sources. It is one of those multipurpose products that any homesteader shouldn't be without and to day I am without it. It is great for pest control, contains calcium which works to neutralize acidic soil and it is all natural. … Continue reading Diamotaceous Earth: The Homesteader’s friend
Potato Bed What an awesome feeling, dirt under my finger nails and goals completed. I set out yesterday afternoon to create a couple of raised beds. I will be building more this afternoon. My first pallet bed didn't turn out quite how I wanted it to be for strawberries but it makes an awesome bed … Continue reading Monday’s Madness
Swiped directly from Authentic Haven Brand's website. I have been asked a lot of questions about manure tea and why I insist upon using it. Doesn't it smell? Don't you compost? Really you are going to pour sh*& on your garden and then eat the food from it? I don't have a lot of brand loyalty, … Continue reading Why use Manure Tea?
Spinach peeking out at us. Yep, spring is most definitely here at Squirrel Point Farm. The weather is getting warmer, plants are sprouting and I am sure I saw a fine film of pollen on the beast this morning. Strawberries coming through the mulch. Our newly planted strawberries are showing promise and so are our … Continue reading Spring is Springing!
The farm beast. This has been a hectic week for us. We have spent the last 6 weeks bumming rides from our awesome friends, Ange and Christa. Our federal tax refund came in which allowed us to pay off a number of items and purchase a vehicle. We spent Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of … Continue reading Weekly Recap
Yep, you know it. If it is unusual we are on it like stink on sh**. This year's unusual planter plans. This is going to be home to tomato plants around the edge, possibly carrots in the center. Herb Couch. Thank you Pinterest! Strawberry planter, there are two of them but I need to get … Continue reading Unusual Planters
Best of gardening, starting new plants. There are many ways to get plants into your garden cuttings, started plants and seeds. Most avid vegetable gardeners like to start their own seeds. In many hardiness zones they are starting seeds now. We are also starting them as well. We use a variety of materials to get … Continue reading Starting Vegetable Plants from Seeds
Making mini greenhouses on our new potting bench. We had a good day outside yesterday. We built a potting bench and started making mini greenhouses from milk jugs and filling them with homemade potting soil. We will use the first batch for our spring garden with seeds for broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, cabbage and a … Continue reading Potting Bench and Mini Greenhouses
It is time to start sowing seeds for spring planting. We are going to get our brassiacs going this week in recycled milk jugs. We have been saving the milk jugs to use as mini greenhouses. We will fill them with our own potting soil, sow 4 -5 seeds per jug and set them in … Continue reading Sowing Time!