Containers

HOW TO Grow Ginger Indoors

HOW TO Grow Ginger Indoors

It took a few weeks to pop through the soil and a couple of months for it to take off. I picked up organic root so it would have a better chance of sprouting. The soil mixture is homemade – sifted compost, worm castings, vermiculite and perlite. Learn more about all those ingredients on Home GrownFun. Container Size to grow ginger Ginger likes to run horizontally underground so if you have a... »

Fast Greenhouse Cheap

Build an Inexpensive Greenhouse in One Day

Would you love to have a traditional greenhouse but your budget and schedule prevent you from making it a reality? Are you confused by the all the choices and packaged kits on the market? What if I told you that you can build a greenhouse for the price of four hanging flower baskets? I also made raised beds in one day on the cheap and they’re still going strong. My kids and I sit on the edge... »

Raised Bed Plans and Instructions FREE DOWNLOAD

Raised Bed Plans and Instructions FREE DOWNLOAD

Download this simple 2-page guide to make your own raised beds fast. Raised Bed Plans Click on the link above to open the file and print. »

Build Raised Beds Cheaply

Build 6 Raised Beds in ONE DAY on a Budget

GOTTA HAVE A GARDEN! We just moved to a new house and there are plenty of repairs and errands to tackle. Some would have to wait! I need a garden NOW! THE GOAL: Build 3-6 simple raised beds IN ONE DAY without power tools, or a truck, or another human to help. THE BUDGET: $240. This is the amount of money I made selling some of my composting worms and plants before we moved!  I can justify ANYTHING... »

water container garden while away

How to Prepare Your Container Garden For Vacation

If you’ll be away for a few days or more, your garden will know it. If you don’t have an automatic drip system for your container plants, the obvious solution is to call a friend and ask for help – ask them to visit every other day and give the plants a sprinkle – make sure nothing’s dying. But what if the trip simply has bad timing and your friends are unavailable? I... »

How to Plant Edibles in Burlap Sacks

How to Plant Edibles in Burlap Sacks

A versatile material in the garden, burlap is used to wrap tree and shrub roots, mulch growing beds, protect newly planted seeds.  I love adding strips of it to my worm bin. Red wigglers will devour the jute cloth along with the food scraps as they weave in and out of the fibers. I’m not sewing a stitch or covering plastic containers. My approach is more organic, free-form and natural looking. Onc... »

How to Grow Plants in Burlap Sacks

How-To Use Burlap Sacks in the Garden

When you run out of garden space or you want to try something new, consider the burlap sack. These recycled coffee sacks will probably last one season but they can be plopped down anywhere and blend naturally into your surroundings. We’re growing herbs, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes and potatoes. Lay them down, close them up after filling with soil and cut holes to fit your plants. Or use them ... »

Coffee Sack Herb Garden

Coffee Sack Herb Garden

Recycled coffee sacks make great planting containers because they look natural, drain well and can be composted later. I don’t need permanent garden containers. The bottoms of these sacks will rot out if I don’t put a barrier down but that’s ok with me. Makes herb gardening easy, fun and beautiful.   »

How to Grow Potatoes in Recyled Coffee Sacks

How to Grow Potatoes in Recyled Coffee Sacks

The Great Tater Experiment I tried growing potatoes in my pants, in t-shirts, pillow cases, garbage bags and my husband’s shorts! But the “spuds split our duds!” We have a fun video for you on the bag that worked the best! In Southern California, the soil is less than ideal for growing vegetables. For this reason, 90% of all my edibles are grown in raised beds or burlap sacks. Re... »

Using an Old Bureau as a Planter for Creative Raised Bed Gardening

TRASH TO TREASURE: Reclaimed Bureau Planter

This bureau works great as a pretty herb garden and raised bed. We’ve got lemongrass, tarragon, green pepper, carrots, flowers and a tomato growing in this chest of drawers! It was simple to score this “Trash to Treasure Chest” – I just looked across the street. My neighbors were cleaning house, stacking tons of useable material on the curb. I hesitated at first, timidly pe... »