Author Archives: Isobel

Top 20 Plants to Grow for a Perfect Tea Garden!

beautiful tea garden

There’s nothing quite like indulging in a warm cup of tea, whether you’re enjoying it alone or sharing it with loved ones. With the right herbs, you can grow your own tea blends right from your garden. Not only is it an enjoyable hobby, but it also provides a sense of satisfaction knowing that you […]

Beginners Guide to Growing Mushrooms: Everything You Need to Know to Get to Your First Harvest

Oyster mushrooms growing in sawdust, closeup. Cultivation of fungi

Have you ever considered growing your own mushrooms? It may seem like a daunting task, but with the right information and tools, it can be a rewarding and delicious experience. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to successfully grow your own mushrooms at home. From selecting the right mushroom species […]

Types of Mushrooms to Grow

Edible mushrooms big set.

Types of Mushrooms to Grow What are the easiest mushrooms to grow? There are several mushroom varieties that are considered relatively easy to grow, especially for beginners. Here are a few examples: Remember that successful mushroom cultivation requires attention to detail, cleanliness, and appropriate environmental conditions. It’s always a good idea to follow detailed cultivation […]

Medicinal Uses of Lavender

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Lavender is a versatile herb that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It has a distinct aroma and is known for its calming and soothing properties. The list of medicinal uses of lavender is extensive, and it is used to treat a variety of health conditions. One of the most common uses of […]

How to make tinctures using herbs and plants grown in your backyard, and ways a tincture can be used

how to make and use tinctures from herbs grown in your backyard

How to make tinctures using herbs and plants grown in your backyard, and ways a tincture can be used ‍ Have you ever wanted to create your own herbal remedies using plants and herbs grown right in your backyard? Tinctures are a simple and effective way to harness the healing properties of plants and herbs. […]

Solar Power for Homesteaders: Getting Started with Panels and Batteries

solar panels on farm house

As homesteading continues to grow in popularity, more and more people are looking for ways to live off the grid and become self-sufficient. One of the best ways to achieve this is by harnessing the power of the sun through solar panels and batteries. Not only is solar power a sustainable and environmentally friendly option, […]

Homemade Foraged Dandelion Tea and Jelly!

how to make dandelion jelly

Delicious Dandelion Jelly Recipe I kept seeing this recipe on the foraging group I joined, and I thought it would make a fun activity for the kids! I had them pick all of the dandelions, and we tried it out! Wondering what to do with all those dandelions on your property? Give it a try! […]

Can You Grow Sprouted Garlic From Your Countertop? Plus a Pickled Garlic Recipe!

fresh garlic with green germinal sprout on rustical wooden table

Garlic is one of the most commonly used ingredients in cooking worldwide. It is known for its unique flavor, and it is also believed to have numerous health benefits. However, did you know that you can grow sprouted garlic right from your countertop? Sprouted garlic is not only easy to grow but also has a […]