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Matthew Riland
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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Backyard Gardener
A bit about me:
Trying to grow a year round harvest in our backyard garden.
If we can build it, make it or grow it, then there is no need to buy it.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Homemade pizza with swiss chard and spinach, but every meal at home is the greatest.
Currently reading:
Mother Earth News
Currently listening to:
Zac Brown Band and Phish.
My latest DIY project:
Tomato Ladders and Cucumber Trellises.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Roaming the net.
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A Simple Seed Starting Stand

Wire shelf seed starting stand.

Depending on your location and planting schedule, it may soon be time to start thinking about starting those seeds indoors. If you are considering trying this for the first time, here is a simple stand that you can build quickly to get things started.

For the last seven years I have been starting seeds indoors with great success. My previous seed starting set-up…


Posted on January 29, 2013 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

Building a Low Tunnel

One of the biggest challenges in having a winter garden is protecting it from the weather. Most people do not live in regions where the weather is perfect all year-round. So, in order to have a winter garden, most gardeners need some level of protection for their…


Posted on September 27, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Planting a Winter Garden

Swiss chard plants in the garden.

Even though it is still summer, its time to start thinking about the winter garden. Gardening in the winter is a little different from gardening in other seasons. The winter garden is more about harvesting then growing. For a winter garden you need to have all of your crops close to full size by the time the days start getting shorter and the weather starts getting…


Posted on August 29, 2012 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

Canning Peaches

Rows of canned peaches.

If you've never enjoyed home-canned peaches in the middle of winter, I urge you to try them. Nothing brings back the warm days of summer like the taste of a home-canned peach. Sure you can buy canned peaches in the supermarket, but I have yet to find one that comes close to those canned at home at the peak of ripeness.

I have been canning peaches at home…


Posted on August 11, 2012 at 7:54am

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At 1:19pm on July 27, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, Matthew! Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). Seems like you’ve already started finding your way around HOMEGROWN. I love it that you’re already so active on the site! I’ve grabbed a few of your photos for our new album Hey, I Grew That!—and I hope you’ll post more! We’d love it if you kept us updated on how the year-round harvest is going by posting to our member blog, The Stew. It's A-OK to re-post from elsewhere if you’ve got an existing blog.


You can always find the latest additions to the site at the very top of the homepage, and if you’ve got questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or email me at wehunt@farmaid.org. I’m so glad you found us and hope you feel right at home!

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