New Life On A Homestead » Why A Home Birth? Here are my 33 reasons...   **comment: my SIL had a great tip – she would take a shower in the morning and then slip into clean pajamas. Then when people came by with meals or to visit they’d remember she’d just had a baby and was physically still mending. Even her husband would do more so she could rest for the first week or so.

Why A Home Birth? Here are my 33 reasons…

Homemade Shower/Tub Cleaner Gel Recipe - apparently some sort of miracle worker on soap scum?

How to Keep Aphids Away Using Eco Friendly Methods, if ladybugs can't keep up, I like the Banana peel idea for certain plant types

Keep Aphids Away Using Eco Friendly Methods

Protecting Your Plants Naturally: Introducing ladybugs into your garden is a great way to keep plants safe, as ladybugs will eat other insects like aphids.

6 Ways to Use Orange Peels in Your Garden. Great for backyard homesteads, hobby farms and vegetable gardeners.

6 ways to use orange peels in your garden. ADD COMPOST Orange are great for the compost. I have heard people say not add citrus compost piles. This is really only true vermicomposting, the worms don’t like the citrus.

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🍃 Was tun gegen Blattläuse? | markt.de #blattläuse #schädlinge #hilfe #tipps #garten

Peel Garlic in 10 Seconds - Can you peel garlic in 10 seconds? Not just one clove, but a whole head? We show you how in our very short video!

We get a lot of questions on how to save seeds. Most of them are general seed saving questions, but most boil down to how to save seeds for the next year.

How To Build And Why You Need A Ladybug Garden — I am glad I am sharing this with you today, I plan on starting my survival garden this spring and the one thing I have read about gardening is if you are not careful and do not use pesticides you can get a case of aphids and they can ruin your crops.

How To Build And Why You Need A Ladybug Garden

SOIL BASICS. No need to buy a pricey soil testing kit, you can easily do it yourself. Scoop some soil into a container, add 1/2 cup of vinegar, if it bubbles/fizzles it's alkaline. If there's no reaction, scoop up more into a 2nd container. Add 1/2 cup of water & stir, ten add 1/2 cup of baking soda, if it bubbles/fizzles it's acidic. Don't know what type of soil you have? Try this: Take a handful of moist (not wet)  & squeeze firmly in your hand, open hand & observe what happens, if it...

No need to buy a pricey soil testing kit, you can easily do it yourself. More tips at 101 Gardening Secrets Experts Never Tell You.

Homemade Organic Pesticide for Fruit Trees | Home Guides | SF Gate

Homemade Organic Pesticide for Fruit Trees

The numerous cultivars of apples (Malus domestica) are self-sterile or self-unfruitful, meaning they will not bear apples unless they receive pollen from a compatible variety of apple tree or a .

ladybugs! Did you know farmers love them for their appetite. Most ladybugs voraciously consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, and in doing so they help to protect crops. Their coloring is likely a reminder to any animals that have tried to eat their kind before: "I taste awful." A threatened ladybug may both play dead and secrete the unappetizing substance to protect itself.

Ladybugs in the garden - Did you know farmers love them for their appetite? Most ladybugs voraciously consume plant-eating insects, and in doing so they help to protect crops.

Raised Beds are the Rage! - Barb Rosen's clipboard on Hometalk, the largest knowledge hub for home & garden on the web

Raised Beds are the Rage! Idea Box by Barb Rosen

squash growing racks made out of pallets, diy, gardening, pallet, repurposing upcycling - Today's Gardens

Here's Why You Should Save Your Toilet Paper Tubes for Your Garden - Toilet Paper and Gardening Hacks

Here's Why You Should Be Saving Your Toilet Paper Tubes for Your Garden

Gardening Hacks: 10 Simple Tips For A Successful Vegetable Garden. If you plan to start a garden this spring or summer, you will want to see these clever garden tips and tricks.

Natural Aphid Spray. Don't follow the link,  takes you to a you tube video that has nothing to do with gardening.

Aphid spray FYI: I alsoheard a woman call in on a gardening program about putting banana peels under plants to keep aphids away. She swore it works because aphids don't like some gas the peels give off.

If you don't want to see ants crawling in your home and garden. Try one of these 30 Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Ants!

30 Natural Home Remedies To Get Rid of Ants From Home & Garden

If you don't want to see ants crawling in your home and garden. Try one of these 30 Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Ants!

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