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Edible Flowers and Foraged Food Recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)

Rocks in Pots and Edible Flowers: Things my Grandmas Taught me

Edible Flowers and Foraged Food Recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)This year, both my grandmothers have passed.  The one who taught me to plant, and the other who taught me not to worry too much about the weeds. They both showed me that, even in a messy garden, edible flowers abound.  Because as Francis Hodgson Burnett wrote in her classic novel, The Secret Garden, “If you look at it the right way, the whole world is a garden.”

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Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs l An easy DIY for clay seed balls l Fun for the kids! l Homestead Lady (.com)

Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs

Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs l An easy DIY for clay seed balls l Fun for the kids! l Homestead Lady (.com)Whether you’re into guerrilla gardening or just need a great Mother’s Day gift, these clay seed bombs are an easy DIY.  This is also a fun family or school project.  The kids love the big mess they can make and you can enjoy the great conversations you will have about the importance of growing your own food and planting flowers for the bees. Continue reading “Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs”

The Harvest Perennial Flowers l Petals, roots and seeds to harvest l Homestead Lady (.com)

The Harvest: Perennial Flowers

The Harvest Perennial Flowers l Petals, roots and seeds to harvest l Homestead Lady (.com)Wondering what to do with your perennial flowers this time of year – flowers, seed pods, roots!  Here are a few flowering favorites and how to make the most of your perennials this fall. Continue reading “The Harvest: Perennial Flowers”

Herb Plants l Basil and its Benefits l Homestead Lady (.com)

Herb Plants: Basil and Its Benefits

 

Herb Plants l Basil and its Benefits l Homestead Lady (.com)Do you love basil but are curious how to grow it yourself?  Herb plants are a great addition to any garden and basil is always a lovely, tasty and fragrant addition to your yard.  Here are some simple things to know about basil and it’s benefits.
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The Herbarium l Like Candyland for herb nerds l Grow better herbs! l Homestead lady (.com)

Herbarium – A Review of HANE’s New Site

The Herbarium l Like Candyland for herb nerds l Grow better herbs! l Homestead lady (.com)Have you heard of The Herbal Academy’s new online resource for all things herbal?  Here is our review of Herbarium and what every herb lover can expect to find there. 
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DIY Winter Plant Protection for Herbs and Plants l Let the colonials teach you a gardening trick l Homestead Lady (.com)

DIY Winter Plant Protection

DIY Winter Plant Protection for Herbs and Plants l Let the colonials teach you a gardening trick l Homestead Lady (.com)We have our first snow of the season coming this week and I’m so far behind in the garden.  I scrambled to get my DIY Winter Plant Protection over my sage plants today.  Learn a few tricks from our ancestors on how to protect herbs and tender perennials.  The best part?  It’s cheap! Continue reading “DIY Winter Plant Protection”

Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing l Thin your garden into your salad bowl l Homestead Lady.com

Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing

Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing l Thin your garden into your salad bowl l Homestead Lady.comI’ve been thinning my beets lately, picking out the extra beet sprouts so that the ones left behind can grow big and fat.  Our strawberries are going like gangbusters, too, so it was natural that the two harvests should end up blended together.  I gathered my apron around my garden treasures and went into the kitchen to prepare a beet greens salad with strawberry dressing. Continue reading “Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing”