Garden Experiment

So I’ve been reading Will Bonsall’s “Essential Guide To Radical, Self Reliant Gardening” and I’ve come across some information that I’ve never heard before. To lay the scene a little bit, Will gardens in Maine, that means he’s about Zone 4 or 3. With that in mind, he’s planting carrots, parsnips, rutabagas, brassicas and onions…

2Boys1Homestead Nursery Project Launch!

Welcome to the launch of our Barnraiser campaign! Take a look at our campaign! Justin and I are launching a crowdfunding campaign to rebuild our greenhouse and start a permaculture plant nursery! Our Permaculture Project: “Permaculture has taken the green revolution by storm, however there is one significant problem. There is a serious lack of…

Organic Gardening Class-2016

Hey All, I thought I would update you all about the Organic Gardening Class I’m putting on this year. It’s already started. I taught my first class on Feb 7th. I’m trying to build a local reputation for our homestead and I want to be involved, so I thought what better way than a gardening…

Cheap Garden Pots for Seedlings: 52 Weeks of Tips

Hell everyone! Week 4 is here with a new tip! Those of you in the north are probably planting onions in the next few weeks, those of you more south are probably putting in tomatoes and peppers soon, so this should help. This is one I use myself every year. Let me tell you a…

Plant Profiles Page

Hello All, Just a quick introduction. I’ve created a new page (you’ll see the tab at the top of our page) called “Plant Profiles”. This page catalogs and profiles all the plants (trees, fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers) Justin and I have grown in past years and the data we collected on them. You’ll find information…

DIY Wooden Seed Trays

Hello Everyone! Well, I’ve been working on a new project and I thought I would share it with you! DIY Wooden Seed Trays Now I don’t know about the rest of you, but those little plastic seeding trays are just about worthless. They last for one season if you’re lucky and any amount of time…

Goldenrod Homestead Financial Boost!

Hey Everyone, Well I have some good news. It’s bittersweet, but good. I recently sold off a big piece of technology from art school to gain a good amount of money for the garden/homestead this coming year. I have another being sold off later next week I believe. So far that means I’ve got just…

Garden/Plant Update 1-5-16

Hey all! I’ve really wanted to write a post, but I haven’t known what to write about, so I thought I would give you an update on the plants in the house now. We’ve got fruit trees, wisteria, onions, moringa and catalpa trees all working on growing, so here’s a quick tour! These are Catalpa…

The Goldenrod Homestead

Hello and welcome to 2016 on 2Boys1Homestead! We’re going to have quite a bit going on this year! Some major projects include; finishing the raised bed garden, introducing handmade soaps, saving seeds on a massive scale and making them available to you, completing in the tire garden, planting more fruit and trees, and the introduction…

2015: The Most Annoying Year Ever

Hello All!! Well I can’t say I’m going to miss 2015. It was an incredible year full of really important steps toward our goals, but not the most enjoyable process. The beginning of the year was downright miserable. I was still in grad school, having just dumped a bucket of water on the wicked witch…

Raised Bed Garden 2016

Hello All! Well, thanks to a great christmas gift from my Dad, we were able to go ahead and put 95% of the raised bed garden together for next year. We are still looking to add a ┬ácouple more beds before next season, but it’s pretty much done! The beds on the right is our…

Tire Garden

Hello Everyone! Let me introduce you to our totally free, completely ingenious tire garden! This is my solution to our problem with the Savannah. Problem #1–Too Wet—These tires will lift the plants above the saturated ground and keep them from being soaked all the time. Problem #2–Too Cold—Frost and cold air really settles here, this…