For many of us that homestead, being frugal is a necessity due in large part to the fact that most of us are not independently wealthy. That is one of reasons, along with a plethora of others, that so many homesteaders grow their own food. We also enjoy growing our own food so that we know where it comes from. We know exactly what went into growing that food and what we will be getting back out of it. All of our seeds for this year are well on their way and are loving the home compost mix that we are using this year. We are already twice as successful with our plants this year as we were last year and more successful than we’ve ever been in the past using Miracle Grow.
We started off the greenhouse this way…..
And after just about a week to a week and a half we have this…..
It is really rewarding and exciting to see all your seedlings sprouting. We have about a 95%+ sprout rate this year so if we can control all the harmful insects in the garden this year we will have a great crop (hopefully) that will allow us to do some canning later in the year.
We are working on hauling in the rest of the soil/compost that we need to fill our largest bed and once that is done it will be time to transplant.
And now it’s time for another round of From The Farm where we love to see your ideas on gardening, homesteading, DIY tips and tricks, and more.
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