Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Grasshoppers & NOLO Bait

I once read in a gardening book that grasshoppers are usually present but don't do much in the way of damage.  I thought, "You have got to be kidding!  There is a place on earth where grasshoppers don't do damage?!"  If there is a place- it is certainly not in Texas.  Here, grasshoppers give a… Continue reading Grasshoppers & NOLO Bait

Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Just To Be Straight With You..

If you are growing your own greens, such as Kale, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Or Chard, I am going to level with you- at some point you are going to find a worm in your pot.  No matter how many times you wash them and how thoroughly you pick over the greens at some point… Continue reading Just To Be Straight With You..

Homesteading

So, it’s Wednesday or Maybe Eggsday

With all the eggs we are getting these days, egg salad sandwiches seemed like a good choice for lunch.  While I had a carton of eggs out making pancakes and sausage for breakfast I dropped a dozen in the pot to boil.  Jonathan makes a great egg salad, he also is good at deviled eggs… Continue reading So, it’s Wednesday or Maybe Eggsday

Organic Gardening

Compost Tea

Compost TeaFor blooms like this, all you need is compost tea. It makes great vegetables, too!If I had to pick one thing that was essential for a good garden, aside from the soil, it would be compost tea.  Compost tea is a liquid fertilizer, mild insect repellent, and a mild fungicide.  The ease of application… Continue reading Compost Tea

Homesteading, Organic Gardening, Random Thoughts

Compost Tea

If I had to pick one thing that was essential for a good garden, aside from the soil, it would be compost tea.  Compost tea is a liquid fertilizer, mild insect repellent, and a mild fungicide.  The ease of application and production makes this potion hard to beat. Everyone should have a compost pile going… Continue reading Compost Tea