Tag Archives: plant propagation

Happy worms, trimming back, harvesting apples, and demo work

Hey Everyone. It’s been another busy weekend here on the urban homestead; from harvesting our apples to trimming back some growth it’s fall once again and everything is getting ready for the big slow down. So, let’s get right to the tasks Paula and I accomplished this weekend:

  • Feeding the worms
  • Trimming back the blackberries <get photo>
  • Feeding the roses
  • Transplanting Paula’s new trellising Crimson Suntory plant
  • More demo’ing the old master bedroom bath
  • Harvesting the Liberty & Granny Smith apples and possibly our last crops of ripe tomatoes
  • Stair step garden beds and progress of peas, beans, and cover crop
  • Cleaned and filled all the bird feeders to help our little feathered pest eradicators
  • Videos
  • Photos of the urban homestead backyard

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Sharing the bounty, more canning/dehydrating, installing the new LED grow lights, and the return of rain

Hi everyone, it’s been another busy week of harvesting tomatoes for Paula and I; together we picked probably another 30-40lbs. We’ve got plenty for the rest of the season of canning/dehydrating, so it’s time to share the bounty with our friends and neighbors. Friday afternoon Paula wandered the neighborhood with her bushel basket of tomatoes offering to all as many as they wanted. 🙂
Besides this we caned approx. 30 more jars of tomatoes and dehydrated another bag and 2 jars of tomatoes/tomatillos for use in this winters soups and stews.

  • Canning and Dehydrating
  • Paula’s Instagram photos
  • Video: Tomatoes in a bag update week 17
  • Video: Plant propagation update entering fall
  • Video: More organic tomato harvesting
  • Video: Organic golden delicious happy fruit
  • Video: Backyard panorama from our deck end of summer update
  • Video: The new LED grow lights
  • Video: Grow tent update for large LED tent with tomatoes, basil, and some spinach greens
  • Video: Our seed order came in
  • Video: Grow tent update for mid-size LED tent with salad and microgreens
  • Video: Salad bar LED microgreens grow area update
  • Video: Paula’s canned and dehydrated tomatoes
  • The return of the rain

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Paula’s Instagram feed is now linked to the PnB Homesteading blog!

Hey everyone! Since Paula spends more time taking photos of her homesteading tasks than writing the blog posts we wanted to get more of her content shared for all of you to enjoy (and who doesn’t like kicking back to peruse some cool photos 🙂 ).

So without further adeau here’s Paula’s latest posts on Instagram…checkout out the tomatoes!


Tomato overload with lots of dehydrating and harvesting berry crops

Hey Hey! Brian here for the weekend update on the urban homestead. If you’ve been keeping up on the blog and our Youtube channel you’ll know Paula and I have been running full speed to keep up with the tomato production this year. I knew this would be a heavy year for production with the 66 tomato plants, but WOW! This has been a crazy amount!! Finding time to update the blog and film the videos makes for a busy weekend…but that is what makes this so fun, sharing the results of our efforts with our online friends. 🙂

So, lets get started with the update:

  • Harvesting and dehydrating tomatoes
  • Harvesting Blueberries, Goji berries, and Blackberries
  • Harvesting lettuce and microgreens from the Salad bar LED grow area
  • Feeding the compost worms
  • Purchasing homestead elliptical machine
  • Videos

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