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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    12 August 2011 Making Potting Soil 12 August 2011 Making Potting Soil Home potting soil for the 2012 season was made today. The compost pile is used as a mixing base; sand, wood chips, coconut fiber, garden soil, is added and mixed thoroughly using the large rototiller and smaller tiller. The...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    I have never grown any vegetables before, so please forgive me... As I understand it, it's best to use a potting soil for container gardening.. is that correct? I'd like to use something without any chemical fertilizers or "Miracle grow" etc in it. Can anyone name a good brand or source to by...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    7 October 2010 Seedling Potting Mix 7 October 2010 Seedling Potting Mix Seedling potting mix is made using sand,compost, coconut fiber, bedding wood chips, bone meal, garden soil to add some microbes), and the ingredients are mixed thoroughly using the Honda FG110 small high speed rototiller...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    7 October 2010 Seedling Potting Mix 7 October 2010 Seedling Potting Mix Seedling potting mix is made using sand, coconut fiber, bedding wood chips, bone meal, garden soil to add some microbes), and the ingredients are mixed thoroughly using the Honda FG110 small high speed rototiller. The...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    I purchased potting soil from Walmart and I am using self watering planters to grow vegetables (tomatoes and okra) on my patio. At the end of the season can I pull out the tomatoes and okra and save and reuse my present potting soil for next summer? Or do I need to pitch it and purchase new...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    I want to grow a tomato plant in a big pot. I have some potting soil, but it's that kind with the little white beads in it... should I pass on that soil and get some that isn't all treated up?
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    I want to warn all our gardeners here about a danger associated with bagged potting soil. The risk as been well known in Australia for some years now but it seems there have been a couple of cases in America, so I want you to be aware of the risk. Here is an American Public Health site.  It...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    http://barrysfrontporch.com/pottingbenches.html Some of these, if you were handy in woodworking would be easy to make. I really like this next one......I love the idea of the bucket in the table for your soil: http://www.greatbenches.com/cart/shopper.cfm/action=view/key=WC008
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    Is the cheap stuff as good as the pricey?
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    I love this one, it's made from an old door............... http://www.diynet.com/DIY/article/0,2058,8478,00.html
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    I've been wanting one of these for a while and have been thinking of dh making me one or buying one. I will also be using this as a buffet table of sorts (as it'll be located between the garden and patio) when not in use for potting up plants. I think I'd like it to have a sink where I could...
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