Category: Gardening

Here are some experiments, tips, and our journal for growing random fruits and vegetables at the Homestead.

Edible Travel Garden- Nasturtiums

Our friend from Avra Valley Growers brought us a Nasturtium as a gift and I love this guy! Flowers and leaves are edible and tastes like a peppery lettuce. Great on salads! I travel with rosemary and other herbs and flowers as well in… Continue Reading “Edible Travel Garden- Nasturtiums”

Millions of Peaches…peaches for me!

This year we got a lot of peaches off of our two young peach trees! Probably 72 ( yeah I did not weigh them or anything) from both combined. This is exciting for us especially since they are now 3 years old and when… Continue Reading “Millions of Peaches…peaches for me!”

Seed Starter Review

Here is my review of the Burpee Seed Starter (72 pod) I did a week or so ago. I usually make my own but I wanted to test this one out. Enjoy!

The Aquaponics System

What is Aquaponics, you ask? According to the book we followed, which was very informative, called Aquaponic Gardnening by Sylvia Bernstein, “Aquaponics is the cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, recirculating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish waste to… Continue Reading “The Aquaponics System”

Pineapple Progress Day 5

So far the Pineapples are looking good! Both pineapples were planted in an organic potting soil for fruits and vegetables in containers, and watered thoroughly every day. Notice the outer leaves in the below picture are turning brown. However, in the next picture you… Continue Reading “Pineapple Progress Day 5”

Growing Pineapples

There is nothing quite like summer without sweet delicious fruit! The new “have to try, grow from kitchen scraps” fad is the amazing Pineapple! I love a sustainable landscape, and I am working on mine now! This is a great way to save money… Continue Reading “Growing Pineapples”

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