Winter time BLUES? Planning your garden will chase them away!

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Living Traditions Homestead

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Were the piglets born? How are the new grow lights? Preparing for gardening season, what's that weed fabric we use, and watering system, and floating row covers? Today we are answering some of the questions we've been receiving lately.
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Christina Green
Christina Green 3 օր առաջ
Question.. seeds from baker creek.. are they organic? Non gmo?
By The Brook Living
By The Brook Living 7 օր առաջ
Hi neighbors! We are also planning our garden. Happy the sun is shining for a few days! God Bless!
Pacific Northwest ConservativeLiving
Pacific Northwest ConservativeLiving 7 օր առաջ
New to your channel and learned so much in this video on what to use for outside gardening. Thank you so much for all the information you provided!!
Debiorah Morris
Debiorah Morris 10 օր առաջ
Hi there Kevin and Sarah, why do you not try the row cover over squash plants?
Michele Olson
Michele Olson 11 օր առաջ
That wood stove looks so good & toasty right now. Great info. I used the 30 yr professional woven landscaping fabric found at Menards for ground cover with success for several years. Anything to weed less! I think your fabric is much thicker. I don't have a torch so I just cut an X where I plant smaller transplants, but tomatoes I cut a big circle so I can make a foot wide watering well for each video. I bought my first packets of seeds, getting so excited! Thanks for another great video.
Dana Rosland
Dana Rosland 11 օր առաջ
home grown veg
Fran Murphy
Fran Murphy 11 օր առաջ
Ball park figure ...what does it take to have a small homestead? My parents from KY-TN.
Harriett Campbell
Harriett Campbell 11 օր առաջ
Back in the day, we used the white row netting covers over our tobacco plants in SW Virginia, to prevent the white moths laying eggs on your young plants. So, good for you!! It works perfectly!
Telfair Farmers' Market
Telfair Farmers' Market 11 օր առաջ
Kevin and Sarah, you’ve convinced me to use the weed barrier, but I have a question. Our garden is on a slope, a very slight slope, but nonetheless a slope. Should we lay the weed barrier parallel to the slope or perpendicular to it?
Amanda Shepard
Amanda Shepard 12 օր առաջ
We tried finding meat chickens at hatcheries and they were all sold out. We randomly came across some at tractor supply at the end of summer and grabbed them all up. Lol.
Maurice Smith
Maurice Smith 13 օր առաջ
Sue Bradford
Sue Bradford 13 օր առաջ
Would you do a video about raising rabbits? I would like to raise a few but don't know how to begin. I'm 77 so please help me, I may not have a lot of time! LOL
Steve Beaudoin
Steve Beaudoin 13 օր առաջ
you guys ROCK!!!
Dionne Cornett
Dionne Cornett 13 օր առաջ
Every time I watch a tutorial from your channel I always learn something new ... thanks for all you do ... remember to stay safe and stay blessed
Karen D
Karen D 14 օր առաջ
I agree with Catherine Ford. Thank you for all the info. Saving this video ❤️
Roland Sorg
Roland Sorg 14 օր առաջ
Nice as always - THANKs!
Julie Robinson
Julie Robinson 14 օր առաջ
Our storm here is bad. Pipes freezing. We got down to 6 degrees in south Texas! All of Texas is frozen!
Colleen Toepfer
Colleen Toepfer 15 օր առաջ
Thank you for the Q&A! It is always good to get the answers to the questions people have. Can’t wait to see the piglets! God bless you guys! 💜
Mickey Mallette
Mickey Mallette 15 օր առաջ
How does adding soil amendments during the growing season work with the woven fabric ?
Nadine C
Nadine C 15 օր առաջ
Hi guys. Been watching your channel since I was in the city waiting to get out. I am finally out! Last summer was the first summer I grew my own garden. Back to eden. It was HELL! I tried cardboard and then plastic and it was all a mess! So I live in Kemptville Ontario Canada and to order the ground cover from growers solutions I would have to pay exchange and delivery. I found the exact Dewitt product on Please tell me if this is a comparable price..... $165 for 3 feet by 300 feet wide. Also there was one review that said make sure you burn the ends or it will all fray. But I sometimes don’t want to rely on reviews made so did you guys burn the ends or was it fine.
Nadine C
Nadine C 13 օր առաջ
@Living Traditions Homestead Thank you Kevin. You guys are so knowledgeable and trustworthy!
Living Traditions Homestead
Living Traditions Homestead 13 օր առաջ
Not sure about that price as because of the difference in currency but what I can tell you is this. If you can afford it....GET IT!!! It has made our lives so much easier. As far as the burning, yes we do. The only way we cut the ground cover is with a butane torch. Works great and cuts and seals all at once. Congrats on escaping the city! - Kevin
William Lopez
William Lopez 15 օր առաջ
I work for a company called lumite inc and we make all type of ground cover and shade cloth you should xheck us out tell them william sent you lol
ASL Classes
ASL Classes 15 օր առաջ
What is the name of your seed company that you buy from. I used to love your show but not since all you talk about is pigs. Do not do pigs. I am interested in your garden information. I wish you did a separate video about pigs so I wouldn’t have to listen to that part to hear your other information. I miss your show.
Glenda Fite
Glenda Fite 16 օր առաջ
Y’all got the gardening thing down pat 👍❤️🙏
Tanya Jenkins
Tanya Jenkins 16 օր առաջ
Hi guys hope pig don't have any babies . Is hope having a baby in the spring again ?
MakeRCountryGreatAgain 16 օր առաջ
I want to be your neighbor.
loves _u_tube
loves _u_tube 17 օր առաջ
Love watching your videos. I'm learning alot from you. Does it matter witch end of sweet potato you put in the water??
Tanner and Autumn Sager
Tanner and Autumn Sager 17 օր առաջ
I found the exact same ground cover - same brand- everything for cheaper on EBay than grower solutions . Com - they have great products but I’m glad I shopped around. Thank you guys for your videos- learning a lot!!!
Linda Krist
Linda Krist 17 օր առաջ
You guys are awesome
Balencia Erskine
Balencia Erskine 17 օր առաջ
Can you use the floating row covers in raised beds, containers, and grow bags for the brassicas?
Linda Mallinson
Linda Mallinson 18 օր առաջ
I’m new to your channel. I love you guys and I think Sarah is absolutely beautiful, her smile and dimples so special. Cute cute couple. You’ve already taught me so much.
Tobi Henderson
Tobi Henderson 18 օր առաջ
Have you guys purchased eye protection for your new LED lights yet. They ARE eyesight threatening without protection. Maybe that is why you have the black curtain tho. Simply turning off the lights while working on the plants works. My dad has the grow lights... and the proper eye protection.
Imagine 18 օր առաջ
I had a question about rabbits. I wanted to breed meat rabbits but my mom says there's a season where they have parasites and cannot be eaten. How will I know when they do? What season?
Jason Saylor
Jason Saylor 18 օր առաջ
Thank you so much for your videos. About 3 years ago I saw your videos about the woven weed fabric when I was researching it. Because of those videos I've been watching every video since. I agree with you that they are IMO the way to go. I live in NE Tennessee. It makes weeding the garden a few minute job instead of a few hours. Also, I have noticed that the ground stays more moist underneath the fabric, thus reducing the amount of water you may need to use. I highly recommend it as well. Although I use the 12' wide roll.
Ronnie Brace
Ronnie Brace 18 օր առաջ
I so enjoy your videos and watching your adventures and learning. Thank you.
Debbie Bragg
Debbie Bragg 18 օր առաջ
Journey of Love & Light
Journey of Love & Light 18 օր առաջ
Thank you..
Tim Beitz
Tim Beitz 18 օր առաջ
Planted some peppers today. Gonna sow more tommorrow.
Karina Threms
Karina Threms 18 օր առաջ
in the north (Denmark) (we have down to -20 degrees right now) we mostly use straw for pigs, (especially those in the open air) they get a lot into their barn and then they make their own bed where the kids can lie warm and safe, for both cold and wind. wind is the worst for small new kids so if you have it it's great to lie down a lot of straw in, and then remove the lamp, then mother will probably have to take care of the bed and heat ❤️ and it's so great to see a pig make his own bed 😂😂😂
Tony's Homestead
Tony's Homestead 18 օր առաջ
What weight are the row covers y'all use/ 1 oz, 1.5 oz, 2.5 oz?
Simple Yeti - Humble Valley Homestead
Simple Yeti - Humble Valley Homestead 18 օր առաջ
Good day from Southern Mo! Nice to see that you guys are still doing well. I am with you...except for the pig part haha. We had two pigs and they kept eating our chickens and then giving me the stank eye! Haha Be well.
Connie Lacelle
Connie Lacelle 18 օր առաջ
It is VERY WINDY here and my garden is big enough that I would need a ton of rocks or bricks (which we've used in the past and hated) to anchor the row cover, so....we have adapted this idea. This takes a lot of time (good winter project) so I'm not necessarily suggesting you do it, but here's what I did. I have made netting covers from a variety of things (tulle, broken soft-top gazebo (and used the solid parts as shade cover over my small green house), sheer curtain remnants) and sewed or crocheted loops around the outside edge. I used up crochet cotton from an abandoned project on my first project and then I bought twisted cotton twine for the rest of them. We bought a bunch of plant supports from Dollarama to hold the covers above the plants and poke their bottom ends through the loops and then into the ground on the outside of the raised beds. When we need to harvest or weed we just slide the loop up and clip it in place so we can reach inside. Worked wonders; we had the best garden ever last year!
L Costantino
L Costantino 18 օր առաջ
U 2 r adorable love learning from you, wish I could visit.... Stay well n warm....
LTKerr 18 օր առաջ
Great video full of answers Sarah and Kevin, thanks so much for taking the time to share with us. One question about the Sprout House -- after the harvest season would you consider growing lettuces under the grow lights to have fresh lettuces during the winter? Just wondering. Take care.
Jill Udart
Jill Udart 18 օր առաջ
Your cast iron collection has inspired me! I just won a Lodge 10" skillet with a lid on a AM-posts auction (I've done business with them before, so they are ok). I haven't received it yet, but I am SO EXCITED to clean it and season it. Thank you so much!!
Living 6A
Living 6A 18 օր առաջ
Oh and preserving food / canning
Living 6A
Living 6A 18 օր առաջ
You guys are in my top 3 go to AM-posts channels for Gardening/Homesteading . Thank you so much. I look like a pro to my family and neighbors . Thanks to you two.
Living 6A
Living 6A 18 օր առաջ
Hello again. I use the exact same method of ground covering and watering. Works absolutely great. Year three here. Have a beautiful day.
Hollywood 18 օր առաջ
🚜 🏠 🐄 🐔 🐇 🐖 🦃 🙏
Good-Times Homestead
Good-Times Homestead 19 օր առաջ
I have been growing under grow lights for a while. I used a PAR meter under each type of light brand to get the distance correct. 10"-14" is the common distances I have found with my brands. Meters are expensive, the grower supply store here has one and tested it on the spot for free. Also I use a pair of special sunglasses around the brighter lights while I'm working under them. Wattage is also important, seed starting uses lower wattage. You don't want to use a high output light to start seeds, if you do watch the distance. Good luck, Love my lights, Got 27 pinto bean plants growing in my house under light for the last month. Tomato's and peppers are starting now. We grow a lot of food under grow lights. God Bless
Vangie Fich
Vangie Fich 19 օր առաջ
Do you ever plant brussel sprouts? I tried them last year, but the bugs just devoured them. Bummer!
Vangie Fich
Vangie Fich 19 օր առաջ
You guys are such a neat couple! We love watching your videos. I learn something with every one! I really love the way you interact with each other with love and respect! Thank you! God bless you!
Marlene Spinella
Marlene Spinella 19 օր առաջ
Do you have a rooster? Do you still dehydrate foods
Carmen Doyle
Carmen Doyle 19 օր առաջ
I am so glad u took lamp hang up better ! Was worried for u two ! It would be sad ! 🇨🇦🥂🙏I always learn so much this year my first year doing garden ! Thank u so much !!!
Elizabeth 19 օր առաջ
Thanks for changing the way you hung that heat lamp! We don’t ever want to hear about a tragedy! 🙏🏽
Gigi Tannahill
Gigi Tannahill 19 օր առաջ
What video shows how you’ll installed a heat lamp in the well house? I want to share it please.
Danny Wakeman
Danny Wakeman 19 օր առաջ
Greetings from the U.P. of Michigan . I have been looking through all of your Vids of preparing your soil, but i can't find what fertilizer you put down to helped to rejuvenated the soil ? Type? Thanks !
Karla Bollinger
Karla Bollinger 19 օր առաջ
Thanks for the led lights. I have been noticing the same think. I just was not sure if that was the problem or not. THanks gardening friend from Wyoming. Wyogal
Lacresha Wood
Lacresha Wood 19 օր առաջ
I absolutely love your channel!!!!
Travis Mitchell
Travis Mitchell 19 օր առաջ
I have 2 issues to address before growing season this year. I need to ammend my soil and I need to figure out something for the giant hailstorm that will inevitably come every year. Last year i lost everything aside from my early producers. It really made me realize how lucky I was that I didn't yet depend on my own food production yet. I'm probably just gonna move before I make this a full time thing.
Lynn Smith
Lynn Smith 19 օր առաջ
Thank you!! I took notes on the gardening part.
Emma H
Emma H 19 օր առաջ
Sending prayers that you'll stay safe during this really cold weather. Love your channel.
Leanne Erickson
Leanne Erickson 19 օր առաջ
What are your prices for plants at the farmers market? Individual tomatoes? 4 or 6 cell plants?
Leanne Erickson
Leanne Erickson 19 օր առաջ
Also your winter temperatures sound like summer. Sitting in a -20 deep freeze with -40 windchill.
Agenda21Truth1 19 օր առաջ
You guys are great! You are very conscientious and I don't think you deserve some of the criticism you get. Most people forget that most animals have survived out in the elements for THOUSANDS of years. Any additional perks they get, they can count themselves lucky!🍀. Keep up the good work!👍🏼👍🏼
Zeke 1982
Zeke 1982 19 օր առաջ
Great info. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Zwierecki
Mary Zwierecki 19 օր առաջ
Question about using ground cover. I hate weeds. Do you fertilize the soil if so how. Oh you just answered my question.
Ed Sauer
Ed Sauer 19 օր առաջ
How is your new internet holding up for you?
Bill Rouse
Bill Rouse 19 օր առաջ
Thank you for sharing all your knowledge with everyone. We really enjoy watching your AM-posts channel. My wife and I just bought some land and are working towards similar goals. My question for you is, how do we go about building these more self sustaining, and less reliant on the world and work? We are trying to get to a point to where we don't have to work so hard in corp America, but sustain on the homestead.
Michael kane
Michael kane 19 օր առաջ
Cold Cold Cold Hello Kiddo's Stay safe old Marine Homestead!!! God Bless
Joshua & Doris Artman
Joshua & Doris Artman 19 օր առաջ
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience to help us. We look forward to your videos. God Bless you guys and your family!
Tabby 19 օր առաջ
How many hens did you actually get out of the eggs you hatched at the beginning of last year?
Drama fan24
Drama fan24 19 օր առաջ
Can’t wait for my seeds to come in sadly last frost this year is April 28th which means it will take a while until I get to enjoy the garden
Helen Voss
Helen Voss 18 օր առաջ
I know the feeling. I’m in northern Illinois , and ours is May 10th. I’m looking out my window at 3 ft of snow in my yard and dreaming of the sun on my face and my hands in the dirt 😊
David Stahl
David Stahl 19 օր առաջ
I too am started with new LED grow lights. I started onion seed under them at 8 inches above the soil. When they came up a grew 3 or 4 inches it looked like they had brown tops. I decided to move them to a south window and in regular sunlight they were perfectly green. So check the brown tips and edges in regular light. Thanks for your channel, never miss it.
Carol Bryant
Carol Bryant 19 օր առաջ
Tried to get ground cover from Growers Solution. Should let you know that the telephone help was sooo rude that I would never order from there. So disappointed.
David Sinclair
David Sinclair 19 օր առաջ
smells like an auction is coming up
Merciful Roots
Merciful Roots 19 օր առաջ
I love your chats like this. I plan on replacing my lights in a few years so I will make note to research the distancing needed.
Amanda W.
Amanda W. 19 օր առաջ
How are your chickens doing in this cold weather? Our eggs were frozen this morning. The high this weekend is suppose to be 6 degrees F! I'm trying to stay calm but I'm still a bit nervous about it.
Debbie Smyth
Debbie Smyth 19 օր առաջ
Did I see that you are located in Missouri? And if so, where in Missouri do you live? I too am in Missouri.
Sally Merrell
Sally Merrell 19 օր առաջ
I wish you both well in your farmer's markets this year. Blessings! I can't wait to get started here.
Sally Merrell
Sally Merrell 19 օր առաջ
Farming/ranching/gardening works well for some depending which ZONE you are in. Go with works for EACH ZONE. I'm at 6B. What works outstanding here for me in the extreme western part of the state of Virginia will fail miserably in Alaska and vice-versa. Find out which zone you are in and work accordingly from that info.
Lazynub 19 օր առաջ
You two have children that still go to school age sorry I thought that you were kind of older than that like you maybe got 30 year olds or something
Living Traditions Homestead
Living Traditions Homestead 19 օր առաջ
We are 45
good2bseen 20 օր առաջ
Will you be planting your sweet corn the same this year or will you use the fabric?
rxkortiz13 20 օր առաջ
In my experience you should keep the lLED ights 15-20 inches from your seedlings. Google it.
Stephen Shorb
Stephen Shorb 20 օր առաջ
Good stuff.
Brooke Calder
Brooke Calder 20 օր առաջ
It is -32 Celsius here right now 😅 Without windchill.
Beverley Benbow
Beverley Benbow 20 օր առաջ
On Facebook don’t use the term for sale, they will stop you on there from contributing for a while. You have to say available or up for adoption. 😏😊
longfootbuddy 20 օր առաջ
oh yea, you dont usually want lights closer than 18 inches or so from any plants, especially seedlings
shish kebab
shish kebab 20 օր առաջ
Here in UK we have a fair bit of snow, a lot more than the last few years in our area. Very pretty but not so good doing the animals.
Denise Brady
Denise Brady 20 օր առաջ
I love these Q&A videos as it is so informative - I have been using the floating row covers now for about 5yrs on my raised beds as we have what is called the White Cabbage Moth / Butterfly ( a Black Dot on each wing) that lays eggs that bring the Horn Worm as well as eating the brassicas. Cheers Denise- Australia
Teresa Rosa
Teresa Rosa 20 օր առաջ
Does the row covers top the sun from getting to the plant
Emeraldwitch30 19 օր առաջ
Mine do not. I have to cover the Cole crops against white cabbage butterfly and ive used everything from tulle to floating row covers. They do beautiful and they dont require pollination for their veggie formation you only have to check here and there under it. Its wonderful to not have little green wormy float to the top of the veggies in the pan cooking broccoli. Cuz you can soak broccoli in salt water to remove worms but they hide well. 🐛🐛🥦🥦
Top Of The Hill Farm
Top Of The Hill Farm 20 օր առաջ
If you are looking for future material to video, would very much like to see a step by step video dedicated to your irrigation system setup, specifically the pressure reducer connection, fertilizer injector setup, how often you fertilize, how often you water with the weed fabric and for how long you water. I have seen the video you did on layout of supply hose and drip tape installation and you talk about it a bit, would just like more detail of what is working for you.
Emeraldwitch30 19 օր առաջ
Ditto! Ive been thinking of going with those irrigation kits for my back garden(much smaller than their garden for sure) I would use a couple different things on mine but I have 3 by 3 raised beds along with growing in the ground. I understand the basic but I still like to watch videos over and over to really see how its done.
jennine dorman
jennine dorman 20 օր առաջ
Great information!! Xoxo
Michele BUSHNIK 20 օր առաջ
Thank you so much! Lots to consider, I'm inspired and googling away!
Chaney's Ranch
Chaney's Ranch 20 օր առաջ
I bought the weed fabric from your link couple years ago.. Game changing! I put it around my blackberry and grape vines. Going to try tomatoes this year with it.
Krickette 20 օր առաջ
After watching one of your videos about the woven weed fabric I bought two huge rolls of it to use on my garden this year. I'm planting in a new place this year, which was part of one of our cow pastures, so I'm gonna need all the help I can get as far as weeds go.
Cynthia Hiebert
Cynthia Hiebert 20 օր առաջ
You guys are so cute!
Joy Dillard
Joy Dillard 20 օր առաջ
Love it, thanks!
John Stevens
John Stevens 20 օր առաջ
Im sorry but by mind is so conflicted ,we are traveling back to the island from Iowa and I’m going to use you’re knowledge and example on gardening I want a project this spring and summer Thank you for giving this inspiration
Deloris Lee
Deloris Lee 20 օր առաջ
Where to buy woven weed fabric
James Dooley
James Dooley 20 օր առաջ
How do you fertilize with the woven ground cover during the growing season?
John Stevens
John Stevens 20 օր առաջ
By the way, u look wonderful and beautiful and I’m glad u dyed your hair to your original basic hair color keep your grove on girl ‘ show your daughters how shimmering you can be while living a farm wife... in 2021
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