With the way the economy is going as of late, it's imperative to have several plans for survival in place. Homesteading is a great way to start learning how to supply yourself and your family with the basic necessities, such a food, without having to rely on your local grocers.

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Homesteading is a lifestyle for the self-sufficient and these tips will take you a long way throughout your life. It's also a great way to bond with the Earth and give yourself and your kids, a reason to actually enjoy outdoors while learning to sustain your daily needs. 

Before getting started with you very own garden, you may want to do more research as to how you want to grow. Is it through the soil, or are you thinking raised garden beds? Are you thinking of buying planting pots, or making your own? These are the things you should ask yourself before digging in.

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Here's a simple tutorial on a DIY raised garden beds, and Sustain My Craft goes into detail as to why you may want to consider a raised garden bed.

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Don't have room for an outside garden? Learn how to grow tomatoes indoors, with these helpful tips from Ginger Casa

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical
This quick, DIY, origami flower pots from recycled paper tutorial is beginner-friendly and can help you actually plant your seeds as quickly as possible. Oh The Things We'll Make does a great job of explaining each step by video and/or pictures. 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

If your garden is too small, you can still make the best out of it, with these helpful tips from Ginger Casa. So, what can you compost? Here's a few tips on what you can start off composting, from Ginger Casa blog

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical
Here's how to save money on decorating your garden by making your very own recycled dish garden flowers. This tutorial from Needle Pointers is complete with a step-by-step, You-Tube video to get your garden up to par!  

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Looking for something for the kids to get into while you're out back? Then this painted birdhouse craft for toddlers is the perfect afternoon activity while you tend to your garden. 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Make your mark and remember it forever, with these simple DIY stepping stones from Sustain My Craft

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical
This Ole Mom makes starting a vegetable container garden super easy, with this step by step tutorial.

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Or, try your creativity at a your very own DIY Pallet Garden from Rurally Prepping

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Here's a beginner's guide to gardening for kids over on Dian Farmer. These helpful tips will have your kids pitching in no time and actually enjoying the process of growing their own food, while spending extra time outdoors. 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical


Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

According to Needle Pointers, you should never buy another geranium plant for your garden. This step-by-step You-Tube video shows you how easy it is to start geraniums from cuttings, saving you plenty of dollars down the road. 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical


Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical


Dian Farmer also has tips on how to keep your garden shape. These helpful tips come in handy once you've gotten the swing of things and want to properly maintain your garden throughout the year. Here's another tutorial from her blog, explaining how to create a DIY vermicomposting with a worm bin

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

As if Dian Farmer isn't creative enough already, check out these super easy and innovative upcycling ideas for your garden

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Make your own DIY raised gardening beds with these simple tips from Gardener's Path.

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Here's to how to build your own DIY bat box. Get the tutorial, here. Why a bat box? According to Gardener's Path, adding a bat box to the garden is a great way to invite our flying friends into a safe home.

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

And since we're talking about furry friends, here's a simple tutorial on how to make your own DIY chicken coop from Rurally Prepping

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Don't know the first thing about raising chicks? Murano Chicken Farm has all of the answers and helpful tips to get you started. 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical


Here's a step by step from Earth, Food and Fire with how to build a wire trellis, which are perfect for growing grapes and making your own wine! 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Wanting to grow some foods faster than others? Crafty For Home has a list of herbs that are super easy to grow from seeds and will harvest very quickly. 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Check out how to hang a hanging garden from Drug Store Divas, in less than five minutes.

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

The Soccer Mom Blog has the easiest, three-step tutorial on how to get your kids into gardening! Within minutes, you and your kids will have your own herb garden, perfect for the kitchen. 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

While you're at it, have the kids engage in this fun activity from The Soccer Mom Blog, where they paint their very own buffalo check planting pots, to sit their new herbs in while they grow! 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Attachment Mummy has plenty of tips on how to keep the kids entertained as they create their very own fairy garden

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Speaking of easy projects for the kids, here's 15 plants to grow from scraps from The Soccer Mom Blog. Saving you so much time and money, by regrowing foods you already have in your kitchen! 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical


Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Are you practicing homesteading while you build your farm? Here are 15 homesteading skills to learn while you wait on your farm to be completed from Earth Friendly Tips



If you're wanting to take it indoors and get serious about growing no matter where you are, here's how Needle Pointers set up a successful Hydroponic Garden

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

The Typical Mom shows you how to easily build your own raised gardening beds and how to grow veggies and fruits in as little as three weeks! 


Once you plant everything, you'll definitely need to know what's planted and where for later reference. Try these easy DIY garden markers with this step by step tutorial from Oh The Things We'll Make

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical


Here's a super cute and creative DIY idea from The Soccer Mom Blog. Try creating your very own concrete succulent planters.

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical


With all of the planting, an easy upcycled wood pallet garden walkway is the perfect solution for creating a space to walk through your wonderful creations. The Homespun Hydrangea has a step by step walk through on how to do it. 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical


From Michigan To The Table also has helpful tips for beginners. Check out this article on how to start your garden completely from scratch. 

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Hungarican Journey came up with 16 very useful and helpful backyard gardening DIY hacks that are not only cute and creative, but also simple to get you started.

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

We aren't short here of any amazingly creative garden beds! Here's an easy tutorial from The Soccer Mom Blog on how to create the cutest, vintage-styled garden planter

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

Have a garden and need to know what to do with your fresh herbs? Two Kids And A Coupon has a tutorial on how to freeze fresh herbs

Homesteading Projects And Tips For Beginners - Being Ecomomical

These beginner-friendly homesteading tips and projects are enough to keep you busy for the entire season! Share with me below if you found these ideas heloful. 

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