Adding A Touch of Colour to the Garden

Last year, my gardens were full and green but it still felt like something was missing from them. So this year, I put emphasis on adding extra colour to the gardens. I like to plan every detail of my gardens but this year, I took the make it up as I go approach. There wereContinue reading “Adding A Touch of Colour to the Garden”

The Red Tree – August Update

We have had a very busy month here so far and there is no sign of slowing down for the next little bit. But that isn’t a bad thing (just a test of our time management skills). The garden continues to flourish and are now producing some of the more exciting crops. We are nowContinue reading “The Red Tree – August Update”

Off to the Market

How to make money on a homestead is one of the most frequently asked questions around homesteading. It is usually the breaking point for most homesteads or the barrier that stops people from getting into homesteading. For our family, it is a barrier that is preventing us from homesteading full time or at a largerContinue reading “Off to the Market”

The Red Tree – July Update

Well, it has been a little while since we gave an update of how everything is progressing. But everything here at Red Tree is growing quickly – especially the weeds… Home garden We have been eating garden salads for just over two months now and the gardens show no sign of slowing down. Last night,Continue reading “The Red Tree – July Update”

Exciting Developments for Red Tree

Sorry we have been so quiet but we have had an exciting week! Earlier this month, we had our first road side plant sale. Although a lot of interest was expressed in buying plants, we actually had very few sales. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise. New Field A few months ago,Continue reading “Exciting Developments for Red Tree”

How To: Growing Tomatoes

Of all the vegetables I have grown, my favourite is definitely tomatoes. Tomatoes are a staple food in almost every house in North America and the good news is that they are actually quite easy to grow! In this post, I will talk about my method for starting tomatoes, how to harden them for transplanting,Continue reading “How To: Growing Tomatoes”