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”
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”
My father recently said to me that he never expected to have a farmer in the family. To this, I replied, “I never expected to be the farmer in the family.” Growing up, my interests always had me around the water whether it was working at the pool or surfing. My future plans had meContinue reading “Homesteading? How did I get here?”
Last year was my first adventure into a larger garden and I spent an enormous amount of time fighting different pests and babysitting each plant. Throughout the winter, I noticed a trend in YouTube gardening videos that came with a buzzword: permaculture. It seemed that this permaculture idea had everyone excited and some of theContinue reading “What is permaculture?”
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”
Gardening season is fast approaching as the weather continues to warm up! The flowers are beginning to bloom, including the dandelions (which are great for our pollinator friends). We are hoping to be transplanting our seedlings in the next week or so! Raised garden beds are a staple for urban gardens. Although not required, raisedContinue reading “How to: Build a raised garden bed”
Well I promised some how-to posts so here we go! One of the questions I frequently get is “what are you growing already in your garden?” This year alone, I have been asked that question since mid-march. So lets take a look at some cool-weather crops that can be grown year round; using the rightContinue reading “How To: Gardening before the last frost”
Why my family and I decided to begin our urban homesteading journey.