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How to Grow and Support Cucumber Plants (Cucumber Trellis Ideas)
Nothing says summer like cool, crisp, refreshing homegrown cukes! Come learn how to grow, harvest, and preserve cucumbers - including tips to maximize space, yield, and success with several cucumber trellis ideas.
50+ Great Gopher Resistant Plants for California & Beyond
Got gophers? Here is a list of over 50 gopher resistant plants for your landscape, including many drought tolerant and California native plants! We'll also talk about non-toxic gopher control methods like gopher cages.
How to Make Salve or Balms 101: Simple Flexible Recipe
Learn how to make salve or balms with a simple flexible recipe, including various oil and wax options, using herb-infused oil, essential oils, butters, and more. Once you know the basics, the options to be creative are endless!
Calming Chamomile: How to Grow, Harvest, Dry and Use Chamomile
Chamomile is a wonderful medicinal herb and companion plant for your garden! Come learn how to grow chamomile from seed or seedlings - including the various types, medicinal benefits, and how to harvest, dry, and use it for tea, balms and…
Chickweed: How to Identify, Harvest, Dry and Use Stellaria Media
Let's talk about chickweed - a nutritious, edible, and medicinal herb! It's especially good at soothing itching, rashes, and other skin issues. Come learn how to identify, harvest, dry and use chickweed at home.
7 Useful Seed Starting Supplies for Success Indoors
Here are 7 useful indoor seed starting supplies that will help your seedlings not only survive - but thrive! Explore grow lights, seedling pots, fertilizer and more. From hobby novice to serious seed starter, we’ll cover options for every gardener.
2023 Spring & Summer Garden Grow List + Homestead Goals
Come see all the beautiful and delicious vegetable, herb and flower varieties we plan to grow in our spring and summer garden, plus hear about the exciting homestead goals and projects we have planned for 2023!
How to Test Seed Germination: Easy Paper Towel Method
Do you have old seeds, and are wondering if they’ll still grow? Or perhaps you’d like to check the success of your seed-saving efforts? Come learn how to do an easy seed germination test to measure seed viability!