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...
How To Store Turnips In The Ground: The Experiment

How To Store Turnips In The Ground: The Experiment

I planted a small patch of turnips several weeks back, just to fill in an empty raised bed. It got overrun with weeds pretty quickly as I proceeded to neglect the bed, but surprisingly I still got a nice harvest of good-enough sized turnips. They definitely would have...
How To Make Homemade Potting Soil

How To Make Homemade Potting Soil

Have you ever wondered how they did it in the old days, before the times of store-bought pre-bagged potting mix? Knowing how to make your own potting soil from scratch not only saves you money, but is much more convenient and often healthier for your plants than...