Edible Landscaping: Nanking Cherry Bushes

Edible Landscaping: Nanking Cherry Bushes

Two years ago I planted three Nanking Cherry Bushes along the fence in our garden. I’d read about what a beautiful ornamental shrub they make and how productive they are, and thought they’d be a perfect addition to our edible landscaping. They’ve...
How To Avoid Getting Dry Hands in the Garden

How To Avoid Getting Dry Hands in the Garden

Over the past couple of days I’ve been spreading a ton of shredded bark mulch over our flower beds. It’s looking much nicer. But I’ve learned two things in the process. One. I hate spending money on mulch just for looks. I really need to work on...
Jerusalem Artichokes: A Good Survival Crop

Jerusalem Artichokes: A Good Survival Crop

Jerusalem artichokes, also known as sunchokes, are a pretty cool crop to grow. Not at all related to globe artichokes, they’re actually a member of the sunflower family. The tubers that grow underground are the edible part. They’re kinda like a knotty...
A Mad Rush Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

A Mad Rush Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

Yesterday, while attending the wedding of a dear friend, another homesteading family that we are friends with sat down in front of us and struck up a casual conversation. The husband shared with me the unfortunate loss of their entire sorghum harvest to aphids and...