What is Companion Planting?

Just like people, certain plants get along best with other specific plants. Benefits of hanging out with the right crowd could include improved soil health, improved plant growth rates, and even increased yield from your garden! Today, we are going to take a quick look into this idea of companion planting. Companion planting is farContinue reading “What is Companion Planting?”

How to Grow Sprouts

With the harvest season slowing down, it is time to find another way to get our fresh greens. Sprouts are a nutrient packed option! It is said that sprouts help with digestion and help to strengthen your immune system. Sprouts are very young plants. At this stage, the seed has germinated and the plant hasContinue reading “How to Grow Sprouts”

What is Homesteading?

Between being back at work and Christmas crafting in full swing, it is difficult to find the time to write. But I wanted to take a few minutes to address a question. What is homesteading? I have been seeing this question more frequently on Facebook groups and forums. Some argue a strict definition which excludesContinue reading “What is Homesteading?”

Recipe: Quick Garden Salsa

Nothing beats a quick garden snack on a warm day or a bit of heat on a cool day. This summer, I have been enjoying a garden salsa that takes two minutes to make! The recipe is simple: add 1-2 large tomatoes, 1 small onion (or 1/3 of a large onion), and your favourite hotContinue reading “Recipe: Quick Garden Salsa”

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”

The Chickens are here!

Our chickens arrived last week! Liam has enjoyed going to visit his grandparents almost every day for the last week as he gets to play with chickens. We finished the coop and run just in time for some of the new tenants to move in. The build was designed for 12 hens and the firstContinue reading “The Chickens are here!”

Homesteading? How did I get here?

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?”

What is permaculture?

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?”

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”

May 2020 Update

Today, I just want to give a bit of an update as to what we have accomplished this year, what we are working on now, and a small glimpse into what we are hoping to do this year. So what have we done and what are we doing… This year, we have seen a muchContinue reading “May 2020 Update”