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…

Tomato Cages

Homemade Cages for Tomatoes

Tomatoes are among the most popular plants with home gardeners. They are easy to grow and they produce tasty fruit many people love to eat. There are many different ways to grow tomatoes, and every gardener has a different system….

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How to Build a Hanging Herb Garden

Those who like to grow herbs know how tricky it can be to organize an herb garden. On one hand, herbs can be easily grown almost anywhere, even on your kitchen window. On the other, it does take some organization…


Building a Square Foot Garden II

Once you have your box ready, it’s time to add the soil. There is a great way to make a good potting mix that will benefit your plants: all you need to do is to add the right ingredients. Generally…


How to Build a Strawberry Tower

Growing your own strawberries can be very rewarding. Having your own, fresh and tasty strawberries is a great way to offer healthy food to your family. Homegrown strawberries tend to be better than the commercially-grown ones. The good news is…

Soil Blocks

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,…

Raised Bed Trellis

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…


Making a Strawberry Planter from a Pallet

Pallets are great to use for various gardening projects. They are cheap and you can easily transform them in various items you may need in your garden. Strawberry planters are a great way to grow your strawberries, but commercial planters…

Make Leaf Mold

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…

Low Tunnel

Build a Low Tunnel to Protect Your Plants

There will sure come a time when you’ll want to get a jump start on the growing season or extend the existing one. This can be tricky, but there are some effective ways on how to do it. One of…

Repotting and Adding Soil

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…