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advantages of composting

Major Advantages of Composting

The Dirt Paybacks: Advantages of Composting Composting may literally be viewed as a dirty job. Depending on the type of composting process that you undergo, you may find yourself immersed with dirt and other external elements that other people normally wouldn’t want to get involved with. However, the dirt has its own paybacks, and here are just some of the advantages of composting that you may want to tell your friends if you are to convince them that composting is worth their time as well as yours. It agrees with nature. The very first advantage of composting is that it […]

Tips for Homestead Hydroponics Gardens

In this article, we want to look at some new approaches that homesteaders might want to consider in growing crops.  We want to consider good natural solutions for increasing yields.  Let’s look at some Tips for Homestead Hydroponics Gardens The requirements for plants are the same whether you are growing a garden traditionally or with a hydroponics method.  In hydroponics, the nutrients the plant would get from the soil are replaced by a growing medium that can be purchased at gardening supply stores.   The need for water and light is still just as important though.  Light can come from a […]

Unique Gardening Ideas to Increase Yields

If you are homesteading, you are likely developing a garden.  With that, here are some Unique Gardening Ideas to Increase Yields Given the state of the economy these days, gardening for some has evolved from a productive hobby to a necessary endeavor. Not only the economy but also food safety has some people concerned. You simply do not know, despite what you are told, what exactly goes into commercial food production as far as pesticides and fertilizers. Even after the product has been harvested there is the possibly of contamination of the foods. Growing your own fruits and vegetables allows […]

Essentials of a Solar Greenhouse for Your Homestead

Obviously, if you are homesteading you are likely growing your own food.  Many homesteaders will use a greenhouse to help in their crop production.  With that, we want to discuss the Essentials of a Solar Greenhouse for your homestead. Plant breeding and plant production is a very productive hobby and livelihood. It is good way to earn a living by producing high-valued crops. It is also a good way of contributing to the environment. The best way to sustain this endeavor is to get a solar greenhouse. Read on to learn the basics of the solar greenhouse. What Is a […]

How To Build a Simple Hydroponics System for your Homestead

Here are some easy steps a homesteader can use to build a Simple Hydroponic System.  First of all, let’s answer the question… Why would a homesteader want to Build a Simple Hydroponic System?  The quick answer is that a hydroponic growing system will grow food in a small space, and usually with a greater yield than traditional growing systems.  Many homesteaders are concerned about the future of their food supply and production and are looking for ways to supplement their food yield.   A simple hydroponic system can produce a strong yield of crops and does not require a lot of […]

Homesteaders Organic Gardening Tips To Grow Better Food

Many homesteaders love to grow using organic methods.  They appreciate the quality of the food, and are sensitive to what they are putting in the ground. We’ve been shocked to find that there are homesteaders who still have a tendency to stay away from organic gardening due to the fact that they’re afraid that bugs and disease will afflict their crops.  Likely, they are just not fully informed.  Or, they have listened to too many clever advertisements from fertilizer companies. Get a Free Monthly Digital Subscription to PREPARE Magazine The fact is, you just do not require those added chemical […]