It is important to encourage a child’s sense of awe – and maybe rediscover it ourselves. The magic and wonder can be a great early draw into a love of gardening and science. I’ve found a collection of bloggers who know that and have some of the best ways to teach kids about seeds and the amazing ways they grow.
This video will show you exactly why planting hybrid seeds is useless for self-sufficiency.
With garden season almost upon us you might be starting seeds like we are. We’ve expanded the garden space and will be planting more than ever before in our backyard garden space. And when plants go in, it can be easy to lose track of what you planted where, or which varieties are doing well […]
Winter is the perfect time to research and plan for your spring and summer vegetable garden. Coming up with a realistic plan not only saves you time and money, but it gives you peace of mind as you move forward into the warmer months.
September is the National Preparedness Month which makes Getting Prepared the perfect challenge for the month. You know all those things you SHOULD have done already but maybe don’t? What is the state of your first aid kit? Do you have one in each vehicle AND in your home and (if you have livestock) in […]
I love gardening and I love even more when I can trust the source of my plants. This fall I planted some garlic from Peaceful Valley/Grow Organic and you can see them doing well in the photo below I took earlier this winter. Soon the ground will be warming up and we’ll put down a […]
When you are growing an heirloom variety of beans (cow peas, or snap beans it doesn’t matter) it is easy to save the seeds from year to year. These are purple-hulled peas which are called that because of the bright purple-colored hulls they produce. You can eat these fresh as “green beans” or let […]
Here are some Wee Gift Packets to print off for those little presents! Download Wee Gift Packets1 How to Make the Wee Gift Packets Cut along all outer lines Fold along lower glue tab lines Fold the packet in half, where indicated on the download Secure the packet together with glue or tape, hiding the […]
Untrained Housewife was started to celebrate the journey to knowledge and self-sufficiency. The thing is – it’s not an easy journey. I’ve grown so much the past few years and we’ve added a lot of milestones in our path to increased self-sufficiency. And we’ve had a few set backs as well. Milks Goats and Meat […]
Delicious tomatoes are a delight to grow. Support healthy tomato plants by providing good growing conditions.