Watering Solutions – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#6)

Are you watering your garden properly? Many people don’t. Today, I will be sharing all about watering solutions for your garden via my own personal tips, and those solutions found in our featured post! How to Water Your Garden Properly Now that the summer heat is settling in, watering your garden is essential. If you are a beginner gardener, this post is for you! I participate in a lot of online gardening groups, and one thing I see time and time again, is people incorrectly watering their garden. And then they wonder why their plants are struggling. I saw a post on last weeks Blog Hop on this topic on how to water your garden, and decided to feature it this week as it is very timely! Watering Tips for the Garden My personal tips on watering your garden the correct way are these: water deeply, every few days on an overcast/rainy day if you can to prevent extra evaporation when you think you are done watering, dig down 6″ or so and check to see if the soil is wet down there, it should be! do not water briefly every day: this only waters the surface roots, which dry out very quickly due to the heat of the sun your goal should be to water the deeper roots, you want the water to go as deep as possible, so the plants will send their roots deeper plants with only surface roots will struggle and not produce well for you plants with deep roots will be happier healthier plants MULCH! It conserves water, prevents evaporation AND prevents weeds! See my article on mulching: The Secret to Easy Gardening, Use Mulch for No Weeding! Our Featured Post This Week: Watering Solutions This week I chose to feature…

Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (week 5)

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! We have had a lot of fun the last few weeks with this brand new Blog Hop! We will be posting this every Tuesday so we hope to see you all here each week posting! Feel free to share your in season gardening and homesteading posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! Featured Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Posts: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post! It has been difficult to find articles that had followed thru with this the last few weeks! Also, it helps to have your own featured image in your post, other than a pin! Especially in round up posts! Thank you! And on to this weeks featured posts!! I have crafting and the 4th of July on my mind I guess, because I chose two craft that are suitable for the upcoming holiday! First I chose this cute rustic DIY craft project, just in time to make it before the 4th of July!  DIY Rustic Wooden Patriotic Stars from Tiffany at TeeDiddlyDee!   And I also chose this awesome Reversible Patriotic Table Runner from Kristie at Love My Little Cottage! I hope these featured posts will help you get your crafting groove on before the 4th arrives!   Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: AnneMarie from 15 Acre Homestead How to Make Money from Your Produce at Market by Annie at by 15 Acre Homestead Shelle from Rockin W Homestead Six Ways to Preserve and Store Produce by Shelle at Rockin W Homestead Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre Fresh Pack Garlic Dill Pickles…

Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (week 4)

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! We have had a lot of fun the last few weeks with this brand new Blog Hop! We will be posting this every Tuesday so we hope to see you all here each week posting! Feel free to share your in season gardening and homesteading posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! Featured Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Posts: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post! It has been difficult to find articles that had followed thru with this the last few weeks! Also, it helps to have your own featured image in your post, other than a pin! Especially in round up posts! Thank you! And on to this weeks featured post!! This week I chose this Salted Cinnamon Shortbread Recipe from New Homesteaders Almanac, because CINNAMON and SHORTBREAD! Two of my favorites!   Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre How to Make Cherry Jam From Scratch by The Self Sufficient HomeAcre AnneMarie from 15 Acre Homestead How to Preserve Oranges On Your Homestead by 15 Acre Homestead Shelle from Rockin W Homestead 5 Ways to Preserve Onions by Rockin W Homestead   And myself! I’m Tamara and I blog here at The Reid Homestead   Share Your Farm Fresh Posts This Week! Homesteading, homemaking, sustainable and green ideas, DIY, healthy living, and self-reliance posts are all welcome. Share up to 4 family friendly posts. You may share older posts with ‘in season’ information, but please don’t share the same posts each week! If you share your posts…

Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (week 3)

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! We have had a lot of fun the last few weeks with this brand new Blog Hop! We will be posting this every Tuesday so we hope to see you all here each week posting! Feel free to share your in season gardening and homesteading posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! Featured Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Posts: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post! It was difficult to find articles that had followed thru with this last week! Also, it helps to have your own featured image in your post, other than a pin! Especially in round up posts! Thank you! And on to this weeks featured post!! Spring is in the air and that means it’s chick season! If you are new to raising chickens, this one is for you! Raising Chickens: Part 1 by Of Goats and Greens   Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: Shelle from Rockin W Homestead   Succession Planting: Grow More in Less Space by Rockin W Homestead Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre   Using Our Farm Fresh Eggs by The Self Sufficient Homeacre AnneMarie from 15 Acre Homestead The Mosquito Plant for Pest Control by 15 Acre Homestead   And myself! I’m Tamara and I blog here at The Reid Homestead   Join in on our Farm Fresh Blog Hop! Homesteading, homemaking, sustainable and green ideas, DIY, healthy living, and self-reliance posts are all welcome. Share up to 4 family friendly posts. You may share older posts with ‘in season’ information, but please don’t…

Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (week 2)

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! Our first week last week was a big success! We will be posting this every Tuesday so we hope to see you all here each week posting! Feel free to share your in season gardening and homesteading posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! Featured Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Posts: Please remember, for a chance to be featured next week, PLEASE LINK TO OUR BLOG HOP in your post! It was difficult to find articles that had followed thru with this last week! Also, it helps to have your own featured image in your post, other than a pin! Especially in round up posts! Thank you! And on to this weeks featured post!! Homestead: Plant Perennial Gardens Too by Capturing the Charmed Life   Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: AnnMarie from 15 Acre Homestead How to Start A Zero Waste Homestead by 15 Acre Homestead   Shelle from Rockin W Homestead When Should I Plant My Vegetable Garden? by Rockin W Homestead Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre Creamy Burdock Soup Recipe: A Foraged Recipe ~ Food From The Wild by The Self sufficient Homeacre   And myself! I’m Tamara and I blog here at The Reid Homestead   Join in on our Farm Fresh Blog Hop! Homesteading, homemaking, sustainable and green ideas, DIY, healthy living, and self-reliance posts are all welcome. Share up to 4 family friendly posts. You may share older posts with ‘in season’ information, but please don’t share the same posts each week! If you share your posts in this party, you are giving permission for others to link to your posts…

Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop (week 1)

Welcome to our Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop! I am so excited to share this brand new Blog Hop with you all! I am one of the hosts, and we will be posting this every Tuesday! Feel free to share your in season gardening and homesteading posts with us and please feel free to share this blog hop where ever you like! Your Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Hosts Are: Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre AnnMarie from 15 Acre Homestead Shelle from Rockin W Homestead And myself! I’m Tamara and I blog here at The Reid Homestead Featured Farm Fresh Tuesday Blog Hop Posts: Each week, each host will choose a favorite blog post that has been shared in the previous weeks blog hop to be featured! Since this is the very first week, we decided to share a blog post from each of us instead, so check them out! From Lisa at The SelfSufficient Homeacre: Why Your Chickens Don’t Lay Eggs From Annie at The 15 Acre Homestead: Marigolds: Their Care, Benefits and Uses From Shelle at Rockin W Homestead: Heirloom vs Hybrid Seeds: What’s the Difference? And a post from me! How to Freeze Berries: The Easiest Way to Preserve Them Join in on our Farm Fresh Blog Hop! Homesteading, gardening, recipes, sustainable and green ideas, DIY, healthy living, and self-reliance posts are all welcome. Share up to 4 family friendly posts. You may share older posts with ‘in season’ information, but please don’t share the same posts each week! If you share your posts in this party, you are giving permission for others to link to your posts….that’s a good thing because it helps get more eyes on your posts! Please link back to this blog…