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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... »

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... »

Dirt Cheap Outdoor Bench

While planning the school garden I took a trip to the home improvement store and started brainstorming ways to make a bench for many kids, without breaking the bank, that would hold up over time. After touring the aisles and repeating my tracks a few times, I settled on this idea. You might be able to make it for free if you have scrap wood, cement block and Gorilla Glue. GOAL: Strong, safe bench ... »

how-to-make hypertufa planters

How-To Make a Hypertufa Planter, Trough and Sculpture!

It is easy to create your own hypertufa pots, troughs and sculptures using these simple recipes and instructions. WHAT IS HYPERTUFA? Hypertufa is a lightweight stone material created to mimic the look of porous limestone or volcanic rock. Once cured, it is much lighter than cement or even terracotta. Over time, the natural materials in the mix will degrade and you’ll be left with pits and an... »