Farm and Garden

Plants and produce from rural America

Guide to Seed Saving

By Linda Gilkeson

Here’s almost everything you want to know about saving seeds, starting seedlings indoors, and making sure your stored seeds last.

Old Farmhouses, Big Quilts

By Joan Pritchard

Old farmhouses required big quilts, and plenty of them!

6 Tips to Transition From Garden Plot to Homestead

By Megan Wild

Even though it's wintertime, if you want to transition to a bigger plot of land then now is the time to start thinking about what you need!

How Humid Is Too Humid for a Greenhouse?

By Bobbi Peterson

Greenhouses are a great way to ensure a longer growing season, but there can be some challenges, too.



By GRIT Staff

Attend Organicology for networking, lessons in sustainability, and learn farm management techniques.

O, Christmas Tree!

By Lois Hoffman

Around this time of year, Christmas tree lots spring up in every town, and Christmas tree farms are bustling. Raising these beauties is an all-year job, and it's quite an easy and profitable one.

Homestead Systems Update

By Robyn Dolan

Mrs. D updates us on her progress with winterizing, composting, and off-grid laundry.

5 Reasons to Use Limestone in Your Soil

By Bobbi Peterson

Limestone benefits the pH of soil, the effectiveness of herbicides and can prevent toxicities in the soil.