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  1. DIY
    I came up with this design for a horse trough planter for my perennials and it would work great for veggies as well. Total cost is $20 for new materials or you can build this from recycled cedar fence board or other recycled wood for nothing. Video:
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    A new garden area (150 square feet)was prepared for planting. The steps are, remove the sod, hand spade, rototill the spaded chunks, add wood chip fibre, add compost, add sand. Coconut coir fibre will be added, when I find some and worked in. Later after the sod dries somewhat, it will be put...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    thanks for all your help in identifing my seedlings..... new question: I went out to get some chard for some bacon and white bean soup and found MUSHROOMS growing at the base. I looked around online for some information and it seems that somehow this may be a good thing?!?! It seems that I...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    Are you planting (for year's to come) anything that will save you money in the long run on your food bill? I feel the urge more than ever to plant anything that will provide my family food for years to come..I hope if you are able to that you will do the same for your family.. I have planted a...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    There's a community garden down the street from me and I've actually started meeting people who have plots there. Well, I only met two women there so far since the garden's also on the way to the local library for me. So I stopped in to help a little with their gardening since I have some time...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    I know....it sounds gross but interesting. Is it true that human urine can be used in the garden? If so, how? If so, has anyone done this? Thank you! Sinopa
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    It's not much, but it's all mine. Snow peas and trellis on right and dwarf bok choy on left. Planted in March. The peas are doing ok. The bok choy germination was spotty and I reseeded another row this week. Several of these plants have reached maturity and will be dinner later this week...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    9 April 2012 Soil Temperature 9 April 2012 Soil Temperature From observations of garden soil temperature over the last few years, it has been ascertained that the temperature about six inches deep is a good guide as to when to start plant seedlings and seed. Before planting I like the...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    6 April 2012 Garden Beds rototilled and raked smooth for planting 6 April 2012 Garden Beds rototilled and raked smooth for planting The garden beds were rototilled and raked level for Spring planting, starting about April 15. Compost was added in the Fall. There is a total area of about 1200...
  10. Freebies
    Lego stores are having a FREE mini model build event on 4/3/12 starting at 5 PM. Kids can stop in and make a FREE Lego duck to take home. This offer is available to kids ages 6 to 14, while supplies last.
  11. Freebies
    Vegetable Garden Worksheets, Garden Diary, Zone Chart, Planting Guide Vegetable Garden Worksheets for Planning Your Home Garden; a Gardening Diary, Zone Chart, and Planting Guide
  12. Freebies
    Need free seeds? Families, food banks, churches, and communities.
  13. Freebies
    http://www.burpeehomegardens.com/BurpeeHomeGardens/GardeningGuide.aspx
  14. General Chat
    Just returned home from my Dollar General coupon day (spend $25 - save $5...do it right, spend exactly $25 & it works out to 20% off everything you buy. That's all those $1 items now costing .80 cents)...My DG lets me do as many 'deals' as I want and I calculate them right to the penny of...
  15. Make It Yourself
    I don't know about you but my seed planting skills in the garden are a bit challenged (so I am reminded each year as the plants start to poke out of the ground - or not). So for my like challenged friends ~ I just found this nifty link - How to make homemade seed tapes Homemade Seed Tapes...
  16. Homesteading and gardening
    This year was the first year that I attempted to grow anything during the winter months. My kale is still producing wonderfully and it is so much sweeter and more tender than in the hot months. Today I pulled up another pound of carrots. I am really amazed that they are so good after all the...
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    27 March 2007 Painting Rebar for Tomato Supports 27 March 2007 Painting Rebar for Tomato Supports I paint all the metal in the garden using green Tremclad. I lay the metal on a plastic sheet and use a brush. It only takes a few minutes. Longevity is about ten years or more with minimal rusting...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    6 January 2012 Garden Dust Sprayer. 6 January 2012 Garden Dust Sprayer. Garden dust Sprayer was received today and test operated using diatomaceous earth. It is advertised for powders and liquids. My use is primarily for powders. The unit was tested for operation for about ten minutes and...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    I celebrated New Years Day by ordering vegetable seeds for my garden. Gardens Alive sent me a catalog with a $25 off of a $25 purchase coupon. I ordered the organic seed collection for $19.95 and the remaining $5.00 was applied towards the shipping charge. The total cost to me was $2.90. The...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    24 October 2010 Applying Compost to Garden Bed 24 October 2010 Applying Compost to Garden Bed This compost is supplied by the city. It was picked up in May 2010, one half yard per day. It was too late to apply in the Spring, so I stored it until Fall and am applying a layer to the garden bed...
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