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How to make a mini greenhouse

I'm a huge advocate of using "garbage" for seed starters. I've done toilet paper roll starters, cardboard milk containers and self-watering pop bottle starters. I tried with egg cartons but was not pleased with the results. I decided to try…

How To Make Self Watering Planters

I've been wanting to make these for a long time. Since I don't often have plastic pop bottles lying around the house, it took a while to gather enough supplies. I made three or four of these a week ago and they are a definite success. The…

Burlap Plant Pot

I am freaking insane over burlap. I love the idea of reusing old coffee sacks and environmentally friendly burlap for my projects. Burlap is made from jute and jute is a fast growing crop which is harvested annually. Burlap is grown in warm…

How to make homemade hummingbird nectar

This project popped up simply beacuse I saw a hummingbird in my backyard this morning. A quick Google search brought me to the conclusion of a ruby-throated hummingbird. I also learned that you could make your own nectar for a hummingbird…

How to grow celery from storebought

I have a Quick Tip to throw at you! This one is very similar to a past post I did on how to regrow green onions from the stems you cut off store bought ones. This one is how to regrow celery using the same method. What you need:…

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…