Homesteading

Firefly, the Largest Annual Earthskills Gathering in the World, Starts June 29

Firefly Gathering 2017, the largest earth-skills gathering in the world, will be held in Leicester, North Carolina, June 29-July 2. The gathering offers classes teaching emergency survival, building an off-grid home, gardening and permaculture, and useful trades...

How to Grow Ginger Indoors

Ginger is delicious and medicinal. It is tasty in meals and drinks, and it is easy to grow, even indoors. Choose Seed: You will need a piece of organically-grown ginger to use as seed. The piece should...

Herbs That Grow in the Shade

You can plant culinary and medicinal herbs in the shade. Mother Earth Living writes that parsley, anise hyssop, lemon balm and shiso do well in partial shade and only need a couple of hours...

Urine: The Natural Tomato Fertilizer. Increases Yields and Nutrients

A new study has gardeners peeing on their tomato plants, and they say it works. The study found urine raised yields 4.2 times compared to non-fertilized plants. Tomatoes grown with urine had the same amount...

How to Save Tomato Seeds

Tomato seeds need to be fermented before drying and saving them. Fermentation occurs in nature when a tomato rots to give life to the next generation and dissolves the gelatinous, anti-germination coat on the...