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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…

Vermicomposting

That's right. I said "Grow some Worms!" Sounds gross, sounds slimey, I know. But for any kind of Prepper, Homesteader, Survivalist or Gardner whether beginner or pro, worms are the way to go. So technically, worm growing is called…

How to Save Your Tomato Seeds

I used to be terrified at the thought of collecting seeds from my garden crop and saving them for the next year. Without even looking up exactly how this process works, I blew it off as way too hard and way too time consuming. Boy, was I…

Strawberry Rocks

Strawberry Rocks have been floating around Pinterest for a while now. The legend goes if you put these painted rocks next to your strawberry plants before strawberries start to grow you can trick those pesky birds who love to devour these…