Pumpkin Hollow Farm

Seven Years in Farmgirl School

Growing food is going to top our list of homesteading activities.  There is nothing quite like walking outside to the gardens with a basket in hand, clipping this and that for supper.  Seeing the plethora of tomatoes hanging heavy from the vine or crisp salad greens in various colors.  Here are a couple of things …

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There were pros and cons to my quick raised beds but overall they are a success.  I had first put down a layer of cardboard, surrounded it with logs, then put in thick slabs of straw, then compost, then organic gardening soil.  The whole thing cost about twelve bucks. At the beginning I quickly realized …

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We hear about companion planting often; combine plants together that are beneficial.  Sometimes they flag down good bugs or bees for pollination, or sometimes they repel insects that enjoy eating their companion.  They like each other.  Basil and tomatoes.  Potatoes and greens.  Corn and squash.  All good friends.  I do companion plant but I do more …

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