Thanks so much for visiting me here at Tenth Acre Farm!
I grew up in a frugal household where we made our meals from scratch, shopped at thrift stores for clothing when my mom couldn’t make it for us, found new uses for old things, composted, and recycled. I learned a strong do-it-yourself attitude, as well as a respect for the earth. One thing I didn’t learn, however, was how to grow food.
Around age 30, I became interested in how my food choices affected my own health and that of the planet. At first I was focused on being a responsible consumer and learning how to use locally-produced fruits and vegetables in the kitchen and preserve the excess.
Eventually I began to dabble in producing some of my own food in my small yard using permaculture and edible landscaping techniques. You can read more of the story of how I started this crazy homesteading adventure on my About page.
This website was borne out of my desire to share my adventures in developing a suburban micro-farm in the hopes that it could help others on a similar journey.
If you’d like to start looking around, why not start with what Tenth Acre Farm fans seem to love the most?
- 5 Reasons to Grow Yarrow
- 7 Ways to Start a Homestead (Without Being Overwhelmed)
- How to Construct a Swale in the Residential Landscape
- The Secret to Keeping Rosemary Alive Indoors
- What is Comfrey and How to Grow It
This up-and-coming approach is used for growing food in ecologically sound ways. Many of the popular posts above are permaculture-related, and here are a few more to help you get started.
Growing edibles in the landscape can be done in an aesthetically pleasing way, which may be just the ticket for suburban- or HOA-dwelling folks.
- An Edible Landscape Tour
- How to Grow Black Raspberries
- See How Easily you can Create an Edible Landscape
I’ve got you covered with advice for organizing your time efficiently and helping you to be a successful gardener.
- 5 Weeds you Want in your Garden
- Choose the Right Trellis for your Climbing Vegetables
- In the Garden: What to do in January
Growing and Using Herbs
Herbs are an essential part of the self-sufficient homestead. They support the garden by attracting beneficial insects, deterring pests, and fertilizing. They add flavor and nutrition to food and support health with medicinal benefits.
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