Greg, together with his family, runs a homestead in Switzerland. The family produces around 90% of their food by themselves. He grew up on the farm but later finished their Master’s degree in Engineering. After working for a couple of years in the industry, he realized that he preferred the quiet farm life and purchased a piece of land from his father. For a couple of years, he has been living a self-sufficient life on the 5-acre farm. Greg has chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and a cow. Apart from the animals, he grows food on a couple of acres of land and cultivates a vegetable garden. He grows, among the others, potatoes, wheat, corn, and kale. Greg’s wife loves flowers, both inside the house as well as those in the garden.

Parthenocarpic Cucumbers (13 Best Varieties to Grow Now)

Many home gardeners love to grow cucumbers throughout the summer months. While looking at the varieties available, you may have noticed some of them being labeled as parthenocarpic cucumbers. More than likely, this has prompted you to ask, what are parthenocarpic cucumbers? Parthenocarpic cucumbers are those varieties that are able to set fruit without pollination. …

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How To Care For Calathea Warscewiczii – Step by Step Guide

Calathea warscewiczii is a popular houseplant grown for its velvety and colorful leaves. It’s more commonly referred to as Jungle Velvet Calathea. This Calathea is native to the tropical areas of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Being a tropical plant makes Calathea warscewiczii the perfect specimen for growing indoors, where the climate is more easily controlled. …

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How Deep To Plant Seeds

As home gardeners, it’s common for us to grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seed. Seeds are generally inexpensive to purchase, and there’s an enormous pleasure to be had from watching a plant grow to full size from a tiny seed. Generally, seeds should be planted no deeper than around 2 or …

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Is Gardening Hard?

For many years that have been many programs on the television that pushes gardening as an enjoyable task to do and a convenience. However, what these programs do not tell you is how hard it is to maintain a garden.  Gardening is quite hard for beginners as it requires some knowledge and may sometimes be …

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