There are so many uses for newspaper and cardboard recycling in the garden that I've gotten to the point that I can't live without this stuff. My first yard was built using the 'Layering or Lasagna" method and the yard I'm dealing with now does have
No matter what type of gardening you do, trellises are in demand! I had a strong wind hit and it just about took all my hollyhocks down right at the time of their prime bloom. I wound up having to cut them down except for one beautiful pink one.
This year I have truly noticed a change in the weather patterns. I live in a coastal area and the fog banks this summer left me in a cold cloud for a couple of weeks. On several days the fog never burned off. With this happening it cemented the "Gree
My youngest son completed a college-course sheet metal program and was continually bringing "NEAT" stuff home to show us. As scrap metal, it is too thin to have much weight or value. Looking at this stuff, a plan began to foment and I told him to k
I'm planning to set up some new wooden planter box gardens soon. I'm in an apartment so container gardening is my only option. Do you have any suggestions of what I could line my boxes with to prolong the life of the wood that's more environmentally
So I am looking for ideas that I am going to make during the winter for the garden next spring. I am planning two benches that are going to be for public areas (like the garden out front to encourage the passer by to linger)
“And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger.” Levi
If it's time to recycle your old laundry basket or the next time you run into some cheap laundry baskets at a garage sale, you might want to try this. Fill the baskets with about 2" of soil & compost, then put a seed potato into each basket (each po
I love old boxes and in my younger days they were part of my furniture. Years later when I opened up my gift shop all I could afford for shelving were fruit stand boxes. Over time I was finally able to buy "normal" shop fixtures and sold all those fr
I hate landfills! I feel so guilty every time I toss a can! I try to be good but some things just don't come in a jar! We have to put our heads together and start thinking about better ways to recycle this stuff. Here's a few for inspiration!
Milk and juice bottles sure have a place in the garden. I've seen people use water filled milk jugs as weights to hold down row covers and train branches of fruit trees. Here's a few other great ideas.
Ladders are ancient tools and technology. A ladder is depicted in a Mesolithic rock painting in a cave in Valencia, Spain that is at least 10,000 years old. The rock painting shows 2 naked humans carrying baskets or bags on a long ladder that appears
Gardening gets "Down & Dirty" and the suns rays can be pretty hard on cloth. If your needing to create shade in a greenhouse, garden shed or on your patio, consider using "Paint Drop Cloths". If your not concerned about their looks and have some arou
Talk about a fast evolution! Satellite dishes use to take up major garden space just so we could watch t.v. If your down to a smaller sized dish you may be thinking what to do with the big one. Here's so good ideas to try out.
Bottled water consumed by people worldwide has increased so much in the last several years that it generates billions of dollars of sales a year in the
United States and other countries. But drinking water from plastic bottles is a
really bad idea.
I know that a Greenhouse is in my future and that gives me a bit of a chance to think about what I want to salvage and recycle to go into my Greenhouse to make it comfortable for my plants and for myself. I do have limitations now and my body reminds