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Successful Homesteading, Issue # 23, Springtime, Bees and Germinating Seeds
February 19, 2010

Issue #023, February 19, 2010

Springtime, Bees and the
Benefits of Germinating Seeds

Spring is just around the corner and we'll all be gardening before we know it. Here are some tips to get your garden off to a great start.

Germinate seeds before you plant them, and your seeds will sprout in record speed and your seedlings will be stronger, establish at a faster rate and be more likely to survive. Also known as chitting seeds, this is frugal gardening at it best.

Also, for a more productive garden, don't forget your bees. If you want to have bees this summer, you need to order them by the end of the month as bees are generally in limited supply. Also be sure to following these beekeeping basics to ensure your bees will survive the end of winter and produce plenty of honey for your this spring and summer.

What's New?

Making Cheese - a Great Way
To Always Have Cheese on Hand

Making cheese is surprisingly easy and a great way to always have cheese on hand even in emergency situations. Read more.

Future Homesteader

"I and my wife have recently purchased a very old farmhouse and 20 acres of land for a very reasonable price." Read one future homesteader's story by clicking here.

No Experience, Just a Homesteading Desire

Here's one reader's story about being in a funk, and what she plans to do about it.

Baby Chicks and Litter Care

One reader asks, "I put pine shaving on the bottom of my box for my 3 week year old chickens and they are eating it. Is this bad for them?" Read more.

Am I Planning My Garden Too Early?

One homesteader got ribbing from friends and family for starting his garden early, but they weren't laughing a few months later. Read more.

Foxfire Books Foxfire books are handy tools for anyone interested in homesteading, and their history is a great example of what one man can accomplish when he breaks away from the traditional way of doing things. Read more.

And as always, happy homesteading!

You Can Build a Chicken Tractor

If you’ve ever thought of keeping free range chickens in a chicken tractor, this book is for you! In addition to providing full plans and giving you step by step instructions on how to build your own chicken tractor, this handy guide gives tons of great tips, including great sources of free wood, how to recover your costs by selling chicks, chicken care and egg recipes. Click here to purchase.

Or save money and the environment by purchasing the e-book at the ridiculously low price of $7.95! Click here to learn more.

Bulk Medicinal Herbs Available
At the Homesteading Shopper!

The Homesteading Shopper now has a new look with new products that truly help you live the self-reliant life.

Did you know...

Herbal remedies can be used to treat a wide range of minor ailments including:

  • Bladder infections
  • Canker Sores
  • Coughs
  • Depression
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Insect bites
  • Influenza
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Sore throat
  • Warts
And many more!

Learn more by clicking here

Or buy them now at the Homesteading Shopper.

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