Some see dandelions as despised weeds, wanting to annihilate them from their yards and flower beds. At my house, we welcome them. We allow them to grow in our yard and keep them around for many reasons.
How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Can
Growing potatoes in a trash can or barrel allows you to produce a lot of food in a very small location. My kids loved getting involved. It’s a fun way to learn about potatoes and discuss why this method works.
Growing Asparagus: Ahh…Asparagus. I would have to say this is my favorite vegetable. This is one of the many perennial vegetables my parents grew on their property. Asparagus is fairly easy to grow and can produce food for your family for fifteen years or more.
Growing Rhubarb: Mom and Dad had a patch of rhubarb on their small homestead. Rhubarb is a cold hardy perennial with large leaves and pretty red stalks.
Vermicomposting (Worm Composting) Basics
Want a fun project for your kids? Try worm composting! Vermicomposting is my favorite method of composting, because it is fun for my kids to do. It’s a great way for kids to see worms and microorganisms at work, breaking down organic matter into soil. Here… [read more]
Turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste in to dark, rich compost to use for your garden. The strongest, largest garden plants we have ever grown have been started in the rich humus created by our outdoor compost pile. No extra fertilizer required! Composting creates a… [read more]