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From our Homestead – All About Tomatoes

Late spring in Northern Arizona is one of my favorite times of the year. It means that I can plant tomatoes. And I LOVE tomatoes! Beside garden peas, tomatoes are one of my favorite summer garden veggie. I love to go out and pick and eat them right off of the vine. Heirloom tomato plants are varieties that are open-pollinated (meaning…

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Revisiting from 2019 – Seed storage and other tips to start your garden

Download the 2019 Yavapai County Planting Schedule Over the last 20 years, I have been able to streamline how we store and use our seeds for our gardens. Check out the quick video below!

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Preparing our garden beds

It’s that time of year again here in northern Arizona and we are getting our garden beds ready. It has been cool and somewhat wet for the last few weeks. And we have another storm on its way tomorrow. I have also been crazy busy booked with classes both in the early morning and in the afternoon and evening with…

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Starting our seedlings

I look outside this morning and see snow on the ground. Yet, it is time to plant my tomatoes and peppers inside. Are you ready to start thinking about your garden yet? Every year we start our seedlings early. We could purchase plants in the spring as well, which we do if we don’t have seedling success. Although we have…

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It’s that time of the year – Starting your garden

If you haven’t already organized… now is the time. Get those seeds organized and ready to plant. If you haven’t already seen our organizing tip video on your seeds, check out this post: https://krisandlarry.com/2019/01/25/seed-storage-and-other-tips-to-start-your-garden/ This week, I went onto Amazon and picked up empty planting 6-packs (Amazon Link). I picked up 720 cells which are 120 6-packs. There are listings…

Posted in Chino Valley Discovering Education discovering education. Gardening Homestead homesteading Just Being Family landscaping & gardening prepping

Seed storage and other tips to start your garden

Download the 2019 Yavapai County Planting Schedule Over the last 20 years, I have been able to streamline how we store and use our seeds for our gardens. Check out the quick video below!

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Oathkeepers – January 14, 2017 – mealworms, Zone 7 planting

mealworms, Zone 7 planting [sdm_download id=”4759″ fancy=”0″ color=”green”]   January 14, 2017 – OathKeepers Preparedness A New Year, A New Start – On our homestead so far for 2017, we have had 9 baby goats born, added 400 quail eggs to the incubator, acquired 4 new New Zealand meat rabbits (1 buck and 3 does), we stocked up on a…

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Planting Potatoes

Every year, we plant potatoes in our garden. I hated harvesting and felt like I was digging and digging and digging forever to get them out of the ground. Guess what?!?! For the last 3 years, we have been making potato towers using left over fencing,  straw and potting soil and it works WONDERS! Start with a spare piece of…

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June 19th Aquaponics & Turkeys on homestead

I love what our family has built from the ground up. We are finally harvesting from our aquaponics grow beds. Our baby turkeys are now outside and beginning to gobble. Our homestead is a dream come true for us. Check out our videos below. (made on a REALLY hot day in northern AZ. We actually have a heat warning today.)…

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Compost and Worms

After we were gifted some beautiful new hens, Griffen noticed that they liked to dirt bathe. After all of the crazy monsoon rains, the dirt in the coop packed down. I took a shovel out to loosen some of the ground up to let the chickens have a place to scratch loose dirt and when I flipped over the dirt,…

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Quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

It’s been several weeks since we posted any progress on our garden and I am pleased to announce that we are growing right along. Of the seeds that we planted directly in the ground, the peas, spinach, lettuce, radishes, and turnips are all doing GREAT. The munchkins can’t wait to eat right from the garden. As a matter of fact,…

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Garden/Gardening Tips – Write planting date on seed packages

I love buying and trying new seeds… When I buy them, normally in bulk, I always write my outdoor date on the package. It is easier for later planting is you know exactly when they can go in the ground in your area! Mazy’s is carrying First Family Seed Buckets too!!! CLICK HERE.