Vegetable Garden Update: July

by Texas Homesteader ~  Aaaahhhh, gardening in Texas. July and August are certainly the biggest challenge months of the year. You’ve gotten a good start on your garden but the heat & humidity typically hits HARD in July! Even with a few surprising struggles this year, I still have had a few successes. Come see […]

5 Frugal Things: Food Waste, Tree Trimming, Garden Plants, etc.

by Texas Homesteader ~  We’re all trying to save a little cash in our day-to-day lives #amiright? But here’s the thing – oftentimes it’s not a budgeting, self deprivation, do-without kinda thing. It just takes thinking outside the box sometimes. Something different than the ole status quo. For instance, this week there were several opportunities […]

Veggie Garden Update: May

by Texas Homesteader It was with high hopes in late winter that I planted my indoor greenhouse with my heirloom seeds. Those seeds sprouted into tiny seedlings and I anxiously planted them in my garden immediately after Easter (as is recommended in our planting zone 8 here in NE Texas.) But the strange spring weather […]

Garden Update: March

by Texas Homesteader ~ Spring is almost here, y’all! I’ve been both planning on as well as working in my garden already. I’ve had a system in place for years for keeping weeds and grass out of my garden’s walkways, but now I actually have something to keep grass & weeds out of the planting […]

Building A Cheap, Temporary Cold Frame With Hay Bales

by Texas Homesteader ~        I typically have an ‘indoor greenhouse‘ that I use when I plant heirloom seeds in the late winter months. This means I’ll be able to actually put seedlings in my garden come spring instead of planting the seeds directly into the soil later in the season. But this […]