Potato Hills. The old time way of growing potatoes. What about all the space saving benefits of the new way of doing potatoes? From trash cans to wire or mesh buckets; there are innumerous ways to grow potatoes. This happens to be my favorite.
Space saving is a must for any small homestead or patio garden. What success have you had? My success with potatoes has been our homemade potato hill boxes. The space that was wasted after putting in our small green house was the perfect candidate. These DIY potato hill boxes offer tons of continuous natural nutrients to your soil.
My buddy went right to work building Mommy some amazing boxes. They use the space that went around the structure of the interior greenhouse. He took some old left over rough cut 1x12 planks of wood, some screws, and a skill saw. The result are fantastic and he is so proud. At only 11 years old he completed the task with perfect geometry skills and skill saw execution.
How do you like the results?
Simply cut the 1x12 to the length of the space. Add a small 1x1 to the height of 12" in the corners for stability. Screw together. Fill with soil and done. These can be used to plant anything in. From flowers to veggies. And used and customized for any space. Have fun and get creative!
Don't miss the update on the first harvest coming soon. Many blessings!
My zucchini love the warmth of my greenhouse. They soak up the heat and humidity. I have planted them outside but the green house zucchini grow extra large and yummy. My greenhouse, 6 by 8 will hold 1 zucchini hill 6ft long about 4ft apart planted with 3 seeds each hole.
Lightly water the soil then loosen the soil a good 6inches down as you mound the soil into a hill. The zucchini, much like potatoes, likes loose and well moistened soil to grow. Make a loose hole about 1.5inches deep. Plant 2-3 soaked seeds per hole and then loosely cover with soil. Water well and keep moist. Walla! 1 week later, you may have the beginnings of the young and strong black zucchini.
Join me for updates on the amazing size and production of these beauties! The Organic Black Beauty Zucchini has not failed me again. Coming soon!
Planting our homestead is not just a dream for us. It is a process in the making. Walk with us as we grow our homestead beginnings and on. Today, we planted the homestead.
Planting the homestead has finally begun! The weather is cooperating and the soil levels have been a consistent sustainable temperature, 70 degrees, zone 5A. So now, let the planting begin! Yay!
Around the green house, some of the strawberry bushes that survived the bunny attack are slowly coming back. I am doing my best to nurture them back to health. So far, sadly 2 bushes have been destroyed. We are putting up a better fence this year along with a fence around our homestead area. Only time will tell.
The tomatoes' did great 2 years ago in planters, the best yield I had to date, so they went back in planters this year. The green house did not give high yield with the tomatoes so they went in planters. Along with the cherry tomatoes in the planters, the romaine and beef steak tomatoes will go in potato sacks. They do amazing in those.
I feel accomplished now that the planting has begun. Now on to the excitement of nurturing the pretties and watching them grow. I can not begin to explain the accomplishment and joy I feel as I watch my garden grow. The nutrition my family receives and the smile on their faces as they eat "the best tasting food ever" is incomparable.
Hi everyone! Well, it was a long time coming but we got it done, at least what the budget will allow for now. My little pretties are growing great! I am asked all the time what my secret is to having such a quick and successful germination and high yield harvest. Just for you, my awesome readers, I will reveal my secrets.
I have 2 key secrets to the successful germination and growing a high yield harvest. Just for you all, I will share that success. No, I won't make you watch a 20 minute video promising to reveal my success at the end or make you sign up for it. I want you all to easily access my successful tips without a catch. And, without farther ado, here is what I do.
I sing! They love for me to sing to them. Yes, sing! And give them positive affirmation and encouragement. I truly believe that they respond well to positive words of affirmation. My most favorite thing is to sit by the garden in the morning with my green tea and my bible. I sing worship songs as I read. There is much scientific proof to support this theory. For my garden, I fully believe.
There you have it. My 2 secrets for successful germination and high yield harvest. Simple. Successful. Positive. Anyone can do it. Will you? I pray you have a successful harvest. If you place both of my secrets into practice, I am fully confident that you will have just that! Happy planting :)
Whelp, the weather here at home has been erratic, zone 5A. Planting the garden has been a no go for well over a month late. I can't tell you how bummed I have been. My good friend just a little over an hour from me already had blossoms. I am so jealous Bert!
To tame my itch to get things going, I have finally found some healthy organic Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is one of the most elite and versatile plants. The medicinal uses alone are astounding. Hair and skin care, internal consumption for intestinal and stomach problems, burn care, air purifying, the list is unending. Every home should have an Aloe Vera plant. This is my journey to grow Aloe Vera health remedies in my home. Start with me, grow with me.
Our intention for our aloe vera is all of the above. My Beautiful has been stalking the plant till I will let her harvest the gel for her face care. I remember burning my hand so badly as a young teen on the stack pipe of an old boat at my Aunt's beach home. The only thing that made the burn bearable was my Aunt's aloe vera plant. She just sliced open an arm and rubbed it on my hand. I don't remember much pain after that.