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Homestead Heros Plants of Promise: Walking Onions

Homestead Heros Plants of Promise: Walking Onions

Egyptian Walking Onions Whether you call them walking onions, forever onions, tree onions, egyptian walking onions, or winter onions: these perennial alliums (latin name for onion family) are a winner in the homestead garden!  They can provide delicious fresh onion flavor for whatever your recipes call for any time of the year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. Many people consider the flavor of this relatively mild onion preferable to the bite of more strongly flavored traditional onion types.  Walking onions…

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Homestead Heros, Plants of Promise: Stinging Nettle

Homestead Heros, Plants of Promise: Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettles The oft maligned stinging nettle is considered by many to be a weed at best.  Something to be relegated to those wild parts of the homestead where it can’t cause any trouble, where you won’t have to see it or think about it.  Not so in my garden!  Here at the Traditional Catholic Homestead we embrace this dreaded weed as an ally in nutrition and fertility. I won’t go so far as to claim that I intentionally planted…

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Homestead Heros, Plants of Promise: Daffodils

Homestead Heros, Plants of Promise: Daffodils

Today I’m going to start a segment where I identify plants for use on the homestead, their benefits, as well as how I am using them on our homestead.  So without further ado I’ll start with our first Homestead Hero: Daffodils  Daffodils?  Really?  Those pretty yellow flowers that come up first thing in the Spring?  Sure why not!  So what makes them a hero on my homestead?  What exactly is this plant’s promise?  Well I’ll get to that but first…

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