Tag Archives: Zone 5

Homesteading: Evaluating This Year’s Veggie Successes and Failures; Planning for Next Year

Raised Beds:  Potatoes:  A marked success.  We will use more Yukon seed potatoes next year.  I can purchase in a local store, although perhaps I will have some seed potatoes from this year? Cucumbers:  They grew well here, but I … Continue reading

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The Home Planted Vegetable World in My Zone 5 Region – Spring Growing

I am planting, and still planting.  This is western Massachusetts, at a higher elevation than central-lower New England, but no where near as cold as long as is northern New Hampshire nor much of inland northern Maine.  So some seeds … Continue reading

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New Raised Beds, Events in the Herb Garden – Homesteading!

  I’ve finally got the fire lit under me (in a good way) and I’m focusing on moving the last of my stuff from CT to MA (two hours each direction).  This involves two 10-foot long U-Haul bed trucks, coordinating … Continue reading

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Be Fruit-Full: Maintaining Blueberry Grove

A Note You can follow moments of my homesteading “journey” if you click the “Journal 2019” tab at the top of this page.  Even if you’ve subscribed here, my updating that page isn’t going to send you automatic e-mail updates.  … Continue reading

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Citrus and Fig Update – plus Protect Your Deck from Grill Ash

In the tropical, keep ’em winterized indoors department, I got a new grapefruit sapling, and three baby fig “trees” that are less than sapling in size.  I live in Zone 5b, so these definitely need at the very least, a … Continue reading

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