Gardening Archives | Sustainable Beginnings

January 22, 2017

How to Grow Avocado Trees from the Seed in 5 Easy Steps

Avocado’s, one of my favourite fruits and a healthy choice as well. Maybe not the healthiest choice for the fruit but I do love me some homemade guacamole and tortilla chips! Yum! Like most gardeners and homesteaders, for us the best practice is to grow our own fruit and vegetables. You’ll find once you start

January 20, 2017

Homestead Planning 2017

It’s time for some Homestead Planning … Well, another year has come and gone! It’s time to set up some of my hopes, dreams, and plans for the upcoming summer season. I have come a long way with my small homestead, but there is still so much to learn and do! There are a lot

December 13, 2015

Over 200 Homesteading Skills to Learn

I think the real key to doing anything whether it’s passing a test, writing a book, or creating a more self sustainable life is planning and goal setting. When you look at this list you may see a lot of things you don’t know how to do, and that’s okay, but it may become overwhelming.

September 27, 2015

How to Grow Kale

Kale is a super food, and has really hit the media as an ‘it’ vegetable to eat now. Weird that a food can become a celebrity am I right? Still Kale is a great source of nutrients and a relatively easy plant to grow. First though I’ll go over some background, why not right? Kale

January 19, 2015

Creating Your Garden: 60 Perennials You Can Eat

Planting perennials can help you maintain a garden without having to do all the hard work that comes with it year after year. One planting season and you can enjoy your harvest for years to come. Below is a list of 60 perennials you can plant and enjoy! Be sure to do research before planting,

January 04, 2015

Creating Your Garden: The Planning Stage

Planning a garden is an important step in planting one, especially if you want to get the most out of it. I’ve learned that the hard way! Much like other things in life you start out with good intentions and lots of excitement then a month later all you have to show for it is