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DIY Raised Garden Bed Design: Part 2

Last week I shared details on how to build this sunken garden bed. Since we live in the desert, it has prevented the ever-persistent moles from taking over the garden. The hoop plans below serve a purpose as well. The hooping frame was…

DIY Raised Garden Bed Design: Part 1

Today is the start of a 3 part series. So, you’ll need to return for all the details on building the hoop fencing and setting up a similar watering system. These beds began as a general idea; they became an evolving project. For our…

How to Repot an Orchid

I have an addiction to Orchids, they would overrun my house if I wasn't careful. I do have a secret for not going broke with this addiction though. Since most flowering orchids are $20 or more that adds up fast. After any holiday, like…

DIY Green House

I honestly wasn’t sure how I wanted to transition this garden bed into a 4 season garden. After unfolding 25 feet of plastic sheeting on one of the last warm days I expect to see for a while. This is what I came up with. It’s a quick…

DIY Compost Tumbler

A compost tumbler is something I have been wanting for quite some time. Until now, I have been using a vermabin, which basically consists of a bin filled with worms. The worms work through the kitchen scraps you leave and turn it over into…

Regrow Green Onions

Growing your own food is a staple when it comes to Homesteading. I think most of us addicted to Pinterest have seen posts just like this one ~ how to regrow food from, what seems to be, scraps. Although I will stand up proudly and say "My…

Creating a Birth Month Garden

Daffodils are popping up everywhere around here, which only means one thing. It's SPRING! My most favorite time of year.  It also reminds me of a special garden I was going to plant. Birth Month Flowers.  Ever heard of them?  How 'bout a…

Recyclable Drainage

Has anyone else sent their kiddos out to the driveway with a bucket to gather up rocks so you can put them in the bottom of your garden pots for drainage... or is it just me? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Well not anymore thanks to RECYCLABLE…