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.

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

Edible Flowers: Things my Grandmas Taught me

Foraged foods, or those wildcrafted and harvested from nature have become very popular. Learning to harvest these free food and medicinal plants is a smart thing to do. For me, the beauty of edible flowers, wild herbs and nourishing plants was taught to me by my grandmothers. Join me for a collection of resources on foraged foods, including edible flowers!Edible Flowers and Foraged Food Recipes l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Edible Flowers: Things my Grandmas Taught me”

hands holding clay seed bomb

Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs

Here’s how to make easy wildflower and herbs seed bombs from clay! These homemade seed starters are great for Earth Day, Mother’s Day or everyday in the garden. Seed bomb making is a fun family or school project for kids and adults alike! hands holding clay seed bomb Continue reading “Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs”

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 – July, August, September. 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”

Ground Cover Plants for Pollinators l Plant these 4 ground covers for the bees l Homestead Lady.com

Ground Cover Plants for Pollinators

From creeping phlox to creeping thyme these perennial ground cover plants are loaded with flowers to attract pollinators to the garden. Some of these ground covers will grow in sun and others in shade; all will put on growth quickly. Here are four options that we’ve grown in various areas around the U.S. pink phlox and yellow potentilla flowers Continue reading “Ground Cover Plants for Pollinators”