Give your children the gift of connectedness to our food, to the earth, to the worms, pollinators and our own healthy bodies.
Local friends, it is 8 weeks before our spring frost date! That means time to start your beloved pepper plants. The hot ones, the sweet ones, get those seeds in some moist dirt and put your flat on a heat mat. Want a little extra support to your gardening season? Follow updates like these by “liking” Budding Homestead’s Facebook page. Peppers […]
In the last segment of our Guide to Seed Starting, we left off with our little seeds sprouted. At that time, you shut your heat mat off and turned your grow light on. In the coming weeks, you will watch those first green shoots poke through the soil surface. You’ll watch those shoots rapidly stretch for […]
Now for the fun part – Let’s get some seeds in the dirt! This is Part 3 of the Guide to Seed Starting series. Catch the rest of the series here: WHEN and WHAT to plant: Part 1 SUPPLIES: Part 2 SEEDLING CARE and TRANSPLANTING: Part 4 Fill your seed-starting containers [Referring to our list from Part […]
I’m shakin’ in my boots to bust out some seeds soon! If you’re not sure when to start your seeds or which seeds to start indoors, you’ll find Part 1 of this Guide to Seed Starting series helpful. Here, for Part 2, I give a simple run-down of all the things you will need to start your seeds […]
Spring is approaching. It’s almost time for us to start seeds here in zone 4! That first smell of soil and holding those tiny seeds causes a dramatic awakening in me; as if the frozen walls of winter that surround me are bursting open, and the strong light of the sun streams through… It’s a time full of hope, […]