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.

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”

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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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”

DIY Willow Playhouse l An eco-friendly green build for the kids backyard l Homestead Lady.com

DIY Willow Playhouse

Looking for an way to get your children involved in the garden?  This DIY Willow Playhouse is just the ticket – it goes up in a matter of hours and can be crafted from living materials that are sustainable and lovely.  DIY Willow Playhouse l An eco-friendly green build for the kids backyard l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “DIY Willow Playhouse”