Category: How To

How To Make Your Own Home Made Butter

How To Make Your Own Home Made Butter Did you ever want to know how to make butter? Well, it’s about the easiest thing to do. Starting with heavy whipping cream, I’ll show you how easy it is.  

How To Build A Cold Frame For Growing Winter Vegetables

I finally went and did it. I decided to move some of my plants outside rather than let my indoor grow room overtake the house. So the kale, broccoli and lettuce are out the door. Having made that decision brought up another challenge. Where to put them. The greenhouse is full. So I decided to … Read more

Harbor Freight 10 x 12 Greenhouse Modifications

After purchasing the 10 x 12 Harbor Freight Greenhouse, It became evident there were other modifications that needed to be done. Scouring the internet revealed a plethora of people complaining about how flimsy it was. I neglected to act right away, which became my worst nightmare. After about 2 weeks, we had a slight wind … Read more

Family Seed Planting Chart

What To Grow For A Family of 4 What a family of 4 needs to grow for a one year supply of food The following chart is only an estimation. Some would need more, others less. You must make your own adjustments. Type of Vegetable/Fruit Amount of Plants Needed Spacing (if row) Apple 3 Trees … Read more

Seed Planting Depth

Vegetable Depth to plant Asparagus 1’” Beans (bush & pole) 1” Beans (lima) 1” Beets 1” Broccoli 1/2” Brussels Sprouts 1/2” Cabbage 1/2” Cantaloupe 1” Carrot 1/2” Cauliflower 1/2” Cucumber 1/2” Eggplant 1/2” Kale 1/2”` Kohlrabi 1/2” Lettuce 1/2” Okra 1” Onion (seed) 1/2” Parsley 1/8” Pepper 1/2” Potato 1-2” Radish 1/2” Spinach 1/2” Swiss … Read more

Ph Needs For Vegetables

Vegetable Optimal pH Artichoke 5.6-6.6 Asparagus 6.0-7.0 Beans 6.0-7.0 Beet 5.6-6.6 Broccoli 6.0-7.5 Brussels Sprouts 6.0-7.0 Cabbage 5.6-7.0 Cantaloupe 6.0-7.0 Carrot 5.0-6.0 Catnip 5.0-6.0 Cauliflower 6.0-7.0 Celery 6.0-7.0 Chard 6.0-7.0 Chili Pepper 5.0-6.0 Chives 5.0-6.0 Cucumber 5.0-6.0 Dill 5.0-6.0 Eggplant 5.0-6.0 Garlic 5.0-6.0 Kiwi 5.0-7.0 Leek 5.0-6.0 Lettuce 6.0-7.0 Mint 6.0-7.0 Mushroom 7.0-8.0 Okra 6.0-8.0 … Read more

Seed Viability Chart

The following chart will give you a guideline to saving your seeds. Many factors will affect the viability such as, the seed’s age, humidity, temperature and light. Also, these numbers are minimum years. If the seeds are kept in optimal conditions you could expect much longer storage times. The germination rates usually starts to decline … Read more