DIY Root Barrel Cellar

This year we grew potatoes in our garden for the first time. We were really surprised at how big the potato plants grew. What we didn't realize until too late, was that we were supposed to pile more soil on top of the young plants. You get…

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 Propagate Hydrangeas

Today I wanted to show you a trick for easily propagating hydrangeas. This is the time of year hydrangeas are getting trimmed back, so perfect timing to get cuttings to propagate! First step is to get a cutting of a hydrangea. In our…

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:…