How to Be a Homesteader Without a Homestead

How to Be a Homesteader When You Don’t Have a Homestead Yes, it can be done. I often hear the lament of folks who yearn for the homesteading lifestyle. “I can’t afford the land“, they exclaim.  A valid point.  It may take years of saving to afford that sweet piece of land.  Meanwhile, you are…

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Why I Eat More Arugula: Grow & Eat Leafy Greens Part 3/5

I have to admit, the first year I grew arugula, I rejected it as a foul tasting weed, decided to ignore it and left it to go to seed. Good thing. Being a prolific self-seeder, it came back, year after year, until finally, my taste buds developed a liking for leafy greens and I gave…

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Mesclun Greens: Grow & Eat Your Leafy Greens Part 2/5

Mesclun Greens – Grow and Eat Your Leafy Greens Part 2 Mesclun greens is the name used for a mix of leafy salad greens. Depending on the seed mix it may include anywhere from 5 to 12 different varieties of lettuces and other leafy plants such as mustard greens, arugula, endive, radicchio, frisee, and dandelion…

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Black Eyed Peas with Baby Mesclun Greens Balsamic Dijon Recipe

Mesclun greens are a mix of salad greens including different lettuces and other leafy greens like mustard and endive.  The mix usually tends towards more bitter flavors.  I like to use baby greens when I’m eating a fresh salad.  So I plant mesclun greens seeds every two weeks then I don’t run out. It just…

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Grow and Eat Your Leafy Greens: A Series

A Series About Garden Greens: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet   MUSTARD GREENS (NUMBER 1 OF 5) Mustard greens are the perfect plant for laissez-faire gardeners like me.  They are durable and robust.  I don’t believe in struggling to grow plants that require babying, fertilizing, or covering.  If it won’t grow where I live…

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