A great addition to your outdoor summer wardrobe, this men's straw hat is perfect to wear during the hot weather. Made from a lightweight rush material with a large brim, this hat will provide you with shade and help keep you cool.
Homesteading to me means providing for my family instead of relying on mass distribution - be it the foods we eat or the products we use." - Jessica
Harvesting Nettle Root: Uses For Stinging Nettle Root - Harvesting nettle root requires finesses and caution. Some tips and tricks on how to harvest stinging nettle roots without getting bitten by the stingers can help keep you safe as you collect this potentially troublesome, yet beneficial, plant. This article can help.
Plant bee balm & borage to attracting beneficial insects. Borage adds calcium, potassium & other minerals to the soil. Nasturtium planted beneath pear trees & allowed to climb around the tree provides protection from coddling moth & fruit tree borers. Plant legumes to help fix nitrogen. Keep your pear tree and legume watered & fertilized.
The beauty of Biochar. Biochar is charcoal that you bury in your garden. It does many of the cool things that compost does – it holds water and nutrients like a sponge, it encourages crazy fungal growth. But unlike compost, it cannot be eaten by soil micro-organisms. It lasts just about forever. And if you’re an environmentalist, there’s a side benefit: that carbon won’t go into the atmosphere, which helps offset global warming.