Sow Seed Early OUTSIDE

HOW TO Start Seeds EARLY OUTSIDE – Seed Starting Tips and Tricks

Too busy to start seeds indoors? Don't have a sunny south facing window or enough artificial lighting to properly grow seedlings inside? Or maybe...
Organic Gardening Tips, Get rid of aphids, Squash Bug, How to Kill Snails

Organic Pest Control Secrets

Synthetic insecticides, natural oils and homemade sprays can be toxic to your garden! Chemical and natural pest control applications upset the natural balance of “good”...
How to Quit Chewing Tobacco

Fake Chewing Tobacco Recipes – Healthy DIY DIP made from Herbs

Someone near and dear to me started chewing tobacco. He used it to stay awake while driving vehicles across the country, two trips in...
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How to Use Wood Ashes in the Garden

If you have spare ashes lying around from a backyard fire pit, recycle some of it into your soil! Two hundred years ago, ash...
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Homemade Seed Starting Mix and Simple DIY Potting Soil Recipe

You can make your own seed starting mix and potting soil at home with the same recipe! You'll need: One regular sized brick of coconut coir....
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...
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Five Ways to Keep Pests Away in the Vegetable Garden

Organic Pest Control Tips for Chemical-Free Gardening If every growing season you struggle with garden pests that damage and even ruin your harvest, there are...

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.

Coffee Grounds Fertilizer for Plants – Good Source of Nitrogen? Does it Acidify the...

Let's talk coffee grounds as a natural fertilizer for vegetables and other plants. A study from Linda Chalker-Scott entitled “Coffee Grounds-Will They Perk Up Plants?”...
white pumpkins types and uses

11 Fun Pumpkins and Winter Squash and How to Use Them

My oldest and I are on the lookout for the most interesting pumpkins and winter squash. Check these out at your local farm stand...

How To Make Pumpkin Crisps, Fries, Roasted Seeds and S’mores!

This season I'll be experimenting with candied pumpkin rind! I'll post my results soon. Also see my other post that shows you pictures and...
Uses for straw and using straw for mulch in the garden

Difference Between Straw and Hay with Cartoons

Until recently, I thought hay and straw were the same thing. Hayrides, barn floors, over-stuffed scarecrows and cows munching on grass - that's what...
How to make homemade garden markers with wood

Homemade Garden Markers Using Clay, Wood and Found Objects

Popsicle sticks work just fine in the garden to mark plants but when that creative streak strikes, use what you have around the house...

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...

Homemade Fossils – MADE EASY!

It's easy to "mix up some mesozoic" at home or at school!  Making homemade fossils is fun and addictive. We've got a simple recipe for creating...
Growing Cucumbers in Small Spaces

HOW TO Grow Cucumbers Over Other Plants to Save Space

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qVN14ZSYEs How We Did It Selected varieties of cucumbers that we prefer eating. A no-brainer but try and pick the ones with smaller seeds. We like...
grow garlic in containers

How To Grow Garlic from the Grocery Store, Farmers Market or Certified Seed

Have extra garlic from the grocery store? You can start growing your own garlic with one clove! GROCERY STORE The key is to use ORGANIC...
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Homemade Soft Pretzels with Herbs

Herbs are fun to experiment with and we hit a home run with these homemade pretzels. Click here for a printable recipe using no herbs. Makes...

The Crazy Things You Can Compost

Wowza - you've probably got a bunch of this stuff hanging around your house. Once used, it can be composted into soil amendment!  Top...
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5 Tips for Using Manures in the Garden

Before you "poop your plants" LOL, learn these key handling and processing techniques to keep you and your plants free from contamination and sickness. Here's...