Hootenanny Homestead

A Homesteading Journey

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Expanding a Garden and Building a Fence

So, should you expand out your garden?  At first it seems that the answer is an easy yes.  A bigger garden sounds like it will produce more food.  That leads to more independence from having to go to the grocery store, which is less trips to town and more time you could spend at home.  It all sounds so good when you first look at it.  But take a step back, is it really that simple?  There are a few things to consider.
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To Till or Not to Till: That is the Question

When you think of having a garden it’s fairly well established. In the spring you turn the soil over because it got all compacted down over the winter. Then you plant your seeds. They will grow up over the season and in the fall you harvest the last bits from your garden. Next you pull out the rest of those plants and toss them on the compost pile. The plot then gets ignored until the spring. I mean, that’s how the big guys seem to do it, and they know what they are doing, right?
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