Category Archives: Growing in the Desert

Homesteading in the Winter Series: Post 2 – Growing Cool Weather Fruits and Vegetables Homesteading in the Winter Series: Post 2 – Growing Cool Weather Fruits and Vegetables


I am taking part in a posting series related to the topic of “Homesteading in the Winter.”  Each Thursday there will be a new post on a different issue associated with the needs and unique challenges of living on a homestead (big or small, urban or rural) during the winter.  I am a teaming up…
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Homesteading in the Winter Series: Post 1 – Cold Weather Plant Protection Homesteading in the Winter Series: Post 1 – Cold Weather Plant Protection


Over the next four weeks, I will be taking part in a posting series related to the topic of “Homesteading in the Winter.” Each Thursday there will be a new post on a different issue associated with the needs and unique challenges of living on a homestead (big or small, urban or rural) during the…
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Preserving Basil 101: Tips, Tricks and The Basics Preserving Basil 101: Tips, Tricks and The Basics


Fall is beginning to set in and cooler weather can be felt in most of the country.  We’re even below 100 degrees this week in Phoenix!  Finally!  Some relief! For those of us who garden, this immediately turns our minds to our gardens and what the change of weather means for our plants.  One plant…
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Simple Seed Viability Test Simple Seed Viability Test


I love buying seeds. My local nursery makes it particularly enticing by carrying row after row of the beautiful Botanical Interest brand seeds – http://amzn.to/19JRfhd but I even love to go to Home Depot and browse their racks of Burpee – http://amzn.to/1d7a7sp and other more common brands. Most seasons I’ll buy way more seeds than…
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