Some plants are easier to save seed than others. Tomato seed is easy to collect, but there are a few more steps to getting viable seed than just allowing the seed to try. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be saving seed in no time! Why Save Seed? Save the cost and time of … More 10 Easy Steps to Save Tomato Seeds
I love growing green beans; they produce a lot of food in a small space. If you don’t have a vegetable garden, they’re easy to grow even in an ornamental garden bed on a nice looking trellis, and it’s unlikely anyone would even realize you’re growing food. By growing your own beans, you’ll be getting … More Kentucky Heirloom Green Beans & Tomatoes: Berea Sustainable Agriculture Center
Fresh food usually equals better taste and better nutrition. The word ‘fresh’ shows up a lot when advertising produce, eggs, and meat. But, how fresh is all that food? Today we’ll look at how ‘fresh’ supermarket eggs can really be. When it comes to supermarket eggs, there are two time frames determining its freshness on the shelf. … More How Fresh Are Those Eggs?
If you’ve thought about composting, but have been apprehensive to try it, there a couple of very easy ways to improve your soil (for free!) without having a compost heap. (Although composting is very easy, easier than dealing with stinky trash!) These easy things simply begin with two magic things… Eggshells Coffee & Tea Grounds These two … More No Compost Heap? Easy Composting with Coffee Grounds & Eggshells
Every winter spider mites seem to get worse on my indoor plants. However it’s easy and inexpensive to keep them at bay! You can make a simple insecticidal soap that will kill only soft-bodied insects such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. In my home, my Rubber and Arrowhead plants fall victim to spider mites. … More DIY Insecticidal Soap for Indoor Plants
Home & Kitchen Accessories A sturdy sealable egg carton is a very practical and useful gift to store all those eggs! Krups Egg Cooker is a great gift for the busy chicken keeper who eggs a lot of hard boiled or poached eggs. The best gift is life made easier! For the tidy and fashionable … More Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Chicken Keepers