Category: In the Garden

In the Garden is the section for learning to grow your own foods and medicinal plants.  Whether you’re just starting out or have been gardening for years, we invite you to read these articles on how to garden smarter, not harder.  FYI, we use cover crops, companion planting (biodiversity) and other natural methods to control bad bugs and build soil quality instead of commercial pesticides and fertilizers.

The Harvest: Perennial Flowers

Perennial Flowers and How to Use the Harvest of Color l Flowers, Seeds, Pods and more l Homestead Lady (.com)Flower power!  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”

Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush l Combine flowering perennials to attract butterflies and other pollinators l Homestead Lady.com

Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush

Want to start a butterfly garden to attract beneficial bugs and pollinators to your yard?  Want an easy plant to start with?  Coupled with other flowering perennials, Buddleia, or Butterfly Bush can be a great choice for your butterfly garden.Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush l Combine flowering perennials to attract butterflies and other pollinators l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Start a Butterfly Garden with Butterfly Bush”

Raised Bed Gardens l A veggie garden checklist for the summer for raised bed growers and more l Homestead Lady.com

Raised Bed Gardens: What to do in Summer

To grow your own food in a raised bed gardens requires good planning and consistent tending throughout the growing season.  To make things easier and quicker, here’s a checklist on what to do in the raised bed garden in the summer.  FYI, this is the third post in our series of raised bed gardens through the year. Raised Bed Gardens l A veggie garden checklist for the summer for raised bed growers and more l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Raised Bed Gardens: What to do in Summer”

Three Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler l Save money making compost for the garden l DIY and MYO l Homestead Lady.com

3 Reasons to use a Compost Tumbler

Three Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler l Save money making compost for the garden l DIY and MYO l Homestead Lady.comAre you thinking about starting a compost pile to grow great food for your garden’s soil right in your own backyard?  Are you tired of throwing away kitchen scraps and watching them get carted off to the landfill?  There are a lot of composting methods out there but here are 3 reasons to use a compost tumbler! Continue reading “3 Reasons to use a Compost Tumbler”