The Family Garden Journal

Family Garden Journal Introductory Price Ends January 2017

The new compact edition of The Family Garden Journal, published by Homestead on the Range, is currently available for $19.99 at Amazon.  This offer will end at the beginning of the new year! This beautiful paperback journal can help you or a loved one develop a green thumb while creating a keepsake: Start by planning for success with our Step-by-Step Gardening Guide. Check items off … Continue reading Family Garden Journal Introductory Price Ends January 2017

The Family Garden Journal

New Compact Family Garden Journal Available

The Family Garden Journal published by Homestead on the Range is now better than ever! We have released a new compact edition that is easier to carry, but still contains plenty of room for logging your family’s daily plans, observations, and harvests. Develop your green thumb while creating a keepsake: Start by planning for success with our Step-by-Step Gardening Guide. Check items off of your … Continue reading New Compact Family Garden Journal Available

Pros and Cons of Gardening in Kansas

Pros and Cons of Gardening in Kansas

Gardening in Kansas is quite a bit different than gardening in most other states—and that can be both good and bad. The Kansas climate is unique, which presents challenges and opportunities found nowhere else in America. So what exactly is different about gardening in Kansas, and how do we adapt?   Pros Long growing season. Most of Kansas has a long growing season, giving you … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Gardening in Kansas

5 Homemade Gifts from the Farm

5 Homemade Gifts From the Farm

There’s nothing like a homemade gift to warm someone’s heart at Christmas.  The time and love put into a handcrafted present make it special. If you enjoy country living, you have an excellent opportunity to make and grow gifts that will touch others.  Need some inspiration?  Consider these ideas: Heirloom seeds.  If you raise and save seeds from heirloom plants, why not share that favorite … Continue reading 5 Homemade Gifts From the Farm

Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

This old classic just keeps on going! Fruits, vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants—it’s all here, along with a diverse array of natural gardening tips and techniques. The current edition of Rodale’s well-known work is Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening, and it still contains a wealth of knowledge. Handy growing advice for a wide range of plants is included. Equally helpful is the A-to-Z discussion of … Continue reading Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners...and a Bonus!

10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners…and a Bonus!

Spring is in the air at last! Are you ready to start gardening? If you have never planted a garden before, you may still be doing your research, hunting for resources that will get you off to a good start. We’ve pulled together a short list of posts, links, and books to help you out from start to finish: Starting a Garden or Orchard Our … Continue reading 10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners…and a Bonus!

All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook

All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook

Those of you who loved Mel Bartholomew’s unique gardening methods and his great book All New Square Foot Gardening are going to love his cookbook. To make it easy to find ways to use your homegrown produce, Bartholomew has organized the All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook by vegetable. Recipes range from simple to somewhat involved, and include everything from pastas to sandwiches to breads … Continue reading All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook

The Christian Kids' Gardening Guide

The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide

Looking for a gift idea for a young gardener? Here’s a book that may spark an interest. Practical but inviting, The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide by Rebecca Park Totilo makes the gardening process fun and simple. Besides discussing the basics of planning, planting, and caring for plants, this book offers projects galore: Make seed tape. Plant trees. Create compost. Mix up bug repellant. Bake carrot … Continue reading The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide

All New Square Foot Gardening

All New Square Foot Gardening

So you crave the taste of fresh, homegrown vegetables, but the idea of a huge row garden seems a little daunting, and canning just isn’t your thing, either. How do you enjoy gardening on a small, easy-to-manage scale? All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew may have the solutions you’ve been looking for. Specifically designed for small-scale gardeners, Bartholomew’s method involves building a square … Continue reading All New Square Foot Gardening