Have you ever made paper plant pots/ I can teach you how in under 1 minute! These are a fantastic way to reuse old newspapers and the pots work perfectly for plants that don’t transplant well.
Here’s a few pics for you to see how I use them for my tomato seedlings
The paper pot stays together quite well even when it’s completely soaked through week after week. Wait until your seedling reaches two to three inches of height above the edges of your paper pot before transplanting.
Dig your hole six inches deeper then the height of the paper pot edges. Put three inches of homemade manure mix into the bottom of the hole. Place your potted transplant directly into the prepared hole without disturbing the tender plant roots which are safely protected inside.
Be sure to bury the entire paper pot. All edges should be under two inches of dirt. Press the soil around the plant firmly. Take care to gingerly replace unharmed earth worms back into the hole. Our earthworms are very important so try not to hurt them.
Your transplant should be recessed beneath the surrounding soil surface by about two inches when finished. Use the remaining soil left over from digging your hole to creat water rings around the transplant’s perimeter.
Put down a light layer of mulch immediately. Remember to never leave our precious life-giving soil bare!
Here you’ll see what a lovely bed of natural mulch looks like around your thankful garden plants. This is the second application I’ve put down. You make the mulch bedding deeper and wider, as the plants grow up taller and wider.
If you employ this wonderful NATURAL MULCHING principle to all your plants, you’ll only weed your plants heavily once. After that, it’s just a few straggler weeds here and there for the rest of the season. NO HERBICIDES NEEDED EVER!!!
I transplanted the first set of yellow squash and zucchini today. Forgot to snap a pic of those pfft!
Everybody please say hello to Oasis Homestead’s newest edition, a three month old new 100% Lamancha buckling. When he is old enough, he will be bred to the baby doelings that are born here. The doelings he produces should be exceptional milkers since they’ll be mixed with Saanan, Alpine, or Nubian or could be bred to my 100% Lamancha doe – all milk breeds.
We effectively reached a level of training victory yesterday. All of my oldest female pups (born Dec 2017) are responding instantaneously, on a verbal STOP command from far away. I no longer need to be within close proximity to administer corrective commands.
They started barking an “intruder alarm” at the Guinea hen who ventured out of her normal penned area. My adults and older pups of course already know that the guinea is allowed to roam freely so they paid her no attention. The younger pups, unaware of this privilege, began charging the Guinea in their effort to patrol and control their grounds.
I immediately yelled a firm “NO” from roughly 150’ away. At which time they all instantaneously stopped their pursuit and looked at me to be sure they were in fact, being scolded.
With me maintaining complete eye contact and alert body posturing, they recognized this as an affirmative scolding. They immediately changed their direction and resumed playing together harmlessly. Guinea unscathed and the pups now understand that she has freedom to roam.
A well behaved and highly responsive Livestock Guard Dog on your working farm is nothing short of an absolute treasure. 💕
Roma tomato plants going in the ground today. A healthy helping of horse poo will feed them well. Feeding my plants well with all natural elements, the way nature intended, is the best way to feed myself.
Beefsteak variety going in next!
Now can anyone guess how I grow tomatoes, every year in every state I’ve lived in (MI, FL, KY, AR, MS) without EVER watering them once planted out in the garden? Yes you heard me right. I HAVE NEVER EVER WATERED MY GARDEN TOMATOES IN 20+ years of growing them, yet they always produce. They never die from not getting enough water. So how can I do this? I look forward to seeing your input
My first planting of taters are up! Yippee skippie Check out my LUSH white clover field. All hand sown and meticulously maintained by me. I lost count how many times I’ve walked that field with my trusty shovel to hand dig out noxious weeds that my animals won’t eat. I’ve under sown Bermuda grass and will add some more lovelies as time goes on!