Why Seedlings Get Leggy And How To Fix It

There is nothing more satisfying than getting to watch your newly planted seeds begin to emerge from the dirt. After one week goes by, you will begin to notice your seedlings are getting leggy and barely able to hold themselves up, If that happens, this guide will help you understand what went wrong and how to fix it.

Why Seedlings Get Leggy And How To Fix It

There is nothing more satisfying than getting to watch your newly planted seeds begin to emerge from the dirt. After one week goes by, you will begin to notice your seedlings are getting leggy and barely able to hold themselves up, If that happens, this guide will help you understand what went wrong and how to fix it.

Cleaning Your House May Be As Bad For You As Smoking 20 Cigarettes A Day

A recent study published in the  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine claims that regularly using house cleaning products could be as bad for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.  Although it’s difficult to imagine cleaning could be just as detrimental to one’s health as smoking, the research suggests that the chemicals in cleaning products that get inhaled are actually just as bad.

GARDENING

Urban Gardening: Grow Anywhere!

Just because you live in an apartment, does not mean you have to live without the joys of fresh, homegrown garden vegetables. There are just a few simple steps that can help you achieve your homegrown produce dream.

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HOMESTEADING

6 Old-Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather

Whether you’re in a field environment, camping mode, or just trying to figure out whether you can repair the shingles on your barn before the rain hits, it is important to gauge what you see and compare it to what will be.

Aprons: The Essential Homesteading Garment

There’s a style of apron for every homesteading chore and every budget. Pick a style that suits you and your needs best and I know you’ll love them just as much as I do.

DO IT YOURSELF (DIY)

Get Fizzy With It! Make Your Own Homemade Soda

Home brewing your own sodas are cheaper, more nutritious and a great project to do with the family. Learn how easy this skill is and use the recipes provided to make your own homemade soda.

3 Simple DIY Laundry Detergent Recipes From Around the Web

Making your own natural, homemade laundry detergent is one of the easiest parts of a transition to a homesteaders lifestyle and a more natural way of living. Check out these 3 simple laundry detergent recipes you can make from around the web!

7 Ways to Re-Use Wine Corks

To think of all the wine corks I threw away without realizing how many more uses they had. Here are seven great ideas to re-use those wine corks laying around.

REPURPOSE, RECYCLE, REUSE

80+ Items You Can Compost

A passionate composter and urban farmer, this author knows compost. What comes as a surprise to you on this list?

10 Ways To Make Your Trash Work For You

Those that are attempting to adopt the homesteading mindset are trying to re-learn the lost knowledge from our agrerian ancestors, as well as trying to find practical ways to save a buck or two. The homesteading mindset is all about re-purposing items we already have in our possession. Finding ways to re-purpose trash can not only make your lifestyle more “green,”, but it can save you money and time as well.

SUSTAINABLE IN THE CITY

Foraging For Edible Weeds

When food is scarce, chaos and fear begin to set in. Foraging for food in the most unlikely places can solve the starvation dilemma. Here are the top most common edible weeds.

Buying Local Honey: What You Need to Know

Buying locally is your best bet in taking steps to buy the purest forms of honey and create a natural prepper pantry. Use these tips when looking for local honey sources.

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