Sprouts – My winter almost-food hack

I’ve never been the biggest sprouts fan.  It’s not that I dislike them. Rather I’m mostly indifferent.  Garnishes aren't really my thing.  I'm more of a fill-me-up kind of gal.  But I've recently learned the error of my ways. They are so easy. And remarkably fast to grow.  And nutritious for humans. For example, alfalfa …

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My Most Favorite Crop of the Year – Popcorn!

Popcorn. What what. I want to be clear here. Until this year, I have only had remarkably dismal results growing any kind of corn on my little homestead.  My experience has been akin to repeatedly slamming my head against a brick wall. Over and over again, I've planted seeds, watered and nurtured them and then …

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How I Was Able to Capture the Chicken’s Turbocharged Compost

This year I am trying to grow food in the winter months. This seems like a critical step in converting my garden into a homestead. I’ve always had winter blooming plants like witch hazel, camellia, stinking hellebore and early bulbs like crocus.  But winter food growing is not something I’ve really tried much. Other than …

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