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Long before people began outsourcing chores and tasks they didn’t want to do, people did things themselves. With their own two hands. And they were happy. While we no longer have to do everything ourselves, there’s a certain satisfaction gained from becoming more self-reliant.

Welcome to RusticWise! If you’re new here, we encourage you to roll up your sleeves and get started on your own home project. Whether you’re interested in home canning, gardening, foraging, or microgreens and sprouts, we’ve got you covered.

You might be interested in:

How to Stock a Pantry on a Budget – Check out budget-friendly pantry staples that will stretch those dollars.

What Herbs and Vegetables Should Not Be Planted Together – Some plants just don’t play nice when planted together. Find out which to avoid planting together.

How to Use Goji Berries + a Roundup of 17 Goji Recipes – These tiny, reddish berries are packed with nutrients. Here’s what to do with them.

Small but mighty—microgreens are tiny greens harvested when only a few inches tall. They are packed with flavor and nutrients. The great thing is you don’t need fancy equipment or a lot of space to grow microgreens. Interested in learning more? Check out our posts about microgreens:

Home sprouting is a great way to grow your own fresh source of vegetables.

Unlike traditional gardening, growing seeds in a jar requires no soil or sunlight. Read up on sprouts here:


Growing food is one thing, while proper storage to extend shelf life is another. From proper food preservation in canning to keeping your pantry free of pests, food storage is a vital part of keeping an orderly home and preventing food waste. Check out a few food storage-related posts:





How To Rinse Sprout Seeds

If you want to grow your own healthy sprouts, the key to success is in the rinsing. Here’s how to rinse sprout seeds to help you get the most of your greens.
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