Frugal Gardening: Starting or Expanding Your Berry Patch!

Frugal Homesteader

  As a Homesteader, how can you start or expand your Berry patch without breaking the bank?  Especially if you have a large family to provide for and would like to preserve some berries for later. If you are just starting your Berry patch there are some frugal ways to obtain your plants.  Family, Friends, Neighbors,  check around and see if anyone is growing the berries you are looking for.  Definitely look to other homesteaders, they always are ready to help. They may have some starts you can get from them and most likely they … [Read more...]

PART 111- Homesteading Frugally on Selecting Plants for Your Garden

Every living thing has particular needs to thrive and some have special needs. It sure can be a challenge and expense for a gardener when he or she doesn't match their gardening site to the right plants. This article in the series will address some of the Basic Needs that have to be met for success with healthy thriving plants. 1. Length of Days 2. Light/Sun 3. Temperature 4. Water 5. Soil PH Now I admit....we don't go to the greenhouse or nursery with all these things weighing on our mind. I totally get absorbed to the point of not even … [Read more...]