Growing Green Onions on the Windowsill

green onion

Okay! I came across this easy to follow tutorial for repurposing a 2 liter bottle for use as a green onion planter. It looks like a money saving way to have a steady supply of green onion tops for all the tasty Whole30 meals I’ll be cooking. The seed order is going in this week, so I’d like to try growing some onions from seed and planting them this way when the shoots are strong. Has anyone done this?

Growing Green Onions Vertically on the Windowsill


Is Whole30 the Perfect Diet for Baby Boomer Farmers?

For those of us “mature” homesteaders, we have reached the point where poor eating habits and lifestyle choices begin to catch up with us. It’s a lot harder to push through fatigue, and joint pain has become significant. We can look around us and see the devastating results of cheap pesticide and chemical laden food. In an effort to preserve my health, I’m ready to make some dietary changes and have been researching the Whole30 … Continue reading

A Straw Bale Hot Bed; Will This Work?

Building a hot bed is a sensible solution to the problems inherent in our short growing season. It should also save a little money by getting the plants out from under lights inside and into natural light outside. Being short on carpentry skills, I searched for a solution that didn’t require them. Success was just a Google search away. I came across a perfect hot bed made from straw bales. Not hard to accomplish. Mine won’t look quite as professional because … Continue reading

Tips & Tricks Tuesday

Do you love to find a new, easier, more productive way to accomplish a task or get more bang for your buck? I’m a fan of easy, time and money saving tips. Each Tuesday, I’ll share what works for me, for others or something I read in an old Mother Earth News. This is also a feature on the new Farming in My Fifties Facebook page. Feel free to share any tips you have either … Continue reading

How to Dismantle a Pallet & Build a Raised Bed

From bird houses to kitchen cabinets, is there anything you can’t build from pallets?  Just search the word pallet in Pinterest and be stunned by all the creative projects. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve found plenty of uses for them just as they come. We’ve build pig pens, stalls and compost bins. But for some of the projects I want to build, the pallet must first be dismantled. Before we get down to business, this article … Continue reading