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I was introduced to a great homestead site with all sorts of information on gardening and self  sufficiency, though I’ll let you be the judge ♥

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We moved away from the city just over 8 years ago, and at first I had absolutely no clue what the “country” life would entail. I had lived in a couple of rural areas as a child, and even visited a farm or two, though I spent most of my time in school or on the road and never learned the whole process of growing or harvesting a garden or caring for the animals. Therefore it was intimidating for me to grow my own food.

Sure I knew that a seed sprouts, the roots take minerals and water from the ground to give the plant means to perform photosynthesis, and eventually produce my food, though I didn’t know when I was suppose to water the plants, or when to fertilize and what was I to use that wouldn’t compromise  the quality of my food. Which gardening over the years has taught me most of this information 🙂

But I still get confused on what seeds to purchase, especially after I read Agricultural Biotechnology Before You Judge, which made me angry to think that the tomatoes I grew and fed to my children most likely had fish genes in them. I am so thankful that no one is allergic to fish in my house, but what about the families who are? On top of that, what Other Genes are we eating that we are clueless about? Not to mention what these seeds can  potentially do to our farmers, but I think I’ll leave that for another post.

Where I live the seed packets don’t say Organic, or Non-GMO on them. So I was ecstatic when  one of the websites I subscribe to called The Prairie Homestead sent an interesting newsletter about the Seeds of the Month Club. Organic, Heirloom, Non-GMO seeds sent to my door, for just over $3 a month! I’ll never have to be confused again, and I’ll get more hands on growing experience with new foods 😀

Seeds of the Month Club

There is so Much information on this site from How To Articles and Videos, lists of Free Ebooks which are updated regularly, and a lot more!  After I signed up  for my seeds (through PayPal which Is my top choice payment option) I found out that I can even earn Free Seeds just for having other people join this great club, and if you join, You can earn free seeds for referring members as well!

Do you already have an Organic seed supplier? Who are they, where are they from and what do you like most about them?

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Even though it is Spring, our weather has not been very plant friendly, but we are not going to let that get the best of us. My husband has tended to our garden so far this year, as our youngest child consumes most of my time, and has a variety of fruit and veggies growing. The tomatoes, peppers, radishes, and lettuce have all started growing well. One of the two blueberry bushes he gave to me for Mother’s Day has died but the other seems to be doing great so far.

Growing radish plants

On the other hand, our corn, green beans and squash have been seeded for over two weeks and nothing has sprouted. I’ve read that these “three sisters” compliment each other while growing, though I won’t find out for myself, if our area keeps acting like winter.

Are you growing a garden? What are your favorite fruits and vegetables?

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