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Building a Square Foot Garden I

Square foot gardening is a great way to organize your garden. It’s important to remember that this is not a new phenomenon. In fact, the term has been around since mid-1970s. Square foot gardening tends to be very popular because…

Raised Bed Gate
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How to Build a Removable Raised Bed Gate

Raised beds are great for your garden because they provide some protection from pests. These beds are too tall for small animals to climb, so they can’t reach your precious vegetables and other plants. However, larger animals can still reach…

Soap Bubble
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How to Make an Insecticidal Soap Mix

Some of the products used to combat pests can be made using household items. There are also some very old homemade recipes people still use to get rid of insects. One of them is a homemade insecticidal soap. This type…

Homemade Drip Irrigation
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A Quick Homemade Drip Irrigation System

Drip irrigation bring numerous advantages. The most important of all, it allows the moisture to be delivered straight to the roots, where the plants need it the most. This is much better than the traditional overhead watering, which doesn’t always…

Worm Tower
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Making a Worm Tower

Many people choose to use worms to help in composting. Worms are very efficient and can help a lot, so it’s not surprising many gardeners choose to “employ” them to do some composting. However, as effective as they are, worms…

Garden Box
DIY

How to Make a Garden Grow Box

With the warmer months approaching, you might want to think about growing some new plants in your garden. While gardening requires a lot of practice and experience, there are many things even beginner gardeners can do to improve their garden…

DIY

How to Make a Potting Mix

Making your own potting mix can save you a lot of time and money. Not to mention you will be able to provide your plants with a god mixture ideal for their needs. Also, making your own potting mix ensures…

Soil Blocks
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Making Your Own Potting Mix Starter Blocks

Many people love to start their own seeds, often using the ones saved from the previous season. This is a good alternative to buying small plants already growing at the garden centers. Starting your plants from seeds can be fun,…

Repotting and Adding Soil
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Using Diapers instead of Crystals to Retain Water

An interesting gardening idea: instead of crystals, use diaper on the bottom of your pots to help retain the moisture. This is an unorthodox but very effective solution and it’s also more affordable than using commercial gardening products. Placing a…

Make Leaf Mold
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How to Make and Use Leaf Mold

Leaf mold is excellent compost made by letting only leaves break down over time. It is very easy to make so all gardeners and plant growers can make a good supply of leaf mold they can use in their gardens…

Hoophouse
DIY

How to Build a Simple Greenhouse

A greenhouse in the garden is a great way to get a head start of the growing season. This is particularly helpful if you live in such a climate area where getting some additional weeks and months is very helpful…

Raised Bed Trellis
DIY

How to Build a Garden Trellis

Trellises are very helpful in the garden. It’s a proven fact that a trellis can greatly increase productivity of a raised garden bed. A trellis allows all of the vining garden crops to spread, which means they can get more…

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