Take another look at that old fence you’re replacing. If it’s weathered, some simple cuts and some nails can repurpose it into rustic planter, or country style shelves.
Do you like DIY projects? If you want to build it yourself, have some bragging rights and save a buck or two, here are some simple projects to help you maximize growing space, build raised beds, even make a cold smoker. If you build it they will come…and probably stay for dinner!
I’ve been blogging about food since June of 2010. While working hard on recipes and presenting them, I felt the content was good but it missed the visual punch of some of the more “professional” cooking blogs or magazines. So a little research and very little investment and I am confident I’ve upped my game. You may [...]
Above is the before picture. In my last garden post, I discussed the desire to remodel and expand the vegetable garden. To do so, is to fully embrace and plunge into growing vegetables as a way of life. I tore out two long established perennial beds and replaced them with raised bed boxes. I added [...]
It’s almost mid September and I’m already looking ahead to next year. This year I had 2 @ 4′x7′ and 2@ 2′x8′ Squarefoot garden beds, 3 Growboxes and a few buckets that my wife AKA “The Student” grew. After visiting a few other gardens, and getting a year of SFG under my belt I’m already planning to expand. It [...]
Tonight after work, I put together the Growboxes. The parts: Top and bottom and cover with fertilizer strip. The fertilizer is attached to a sheet that covers the potting mix (not potting soil) and also has a handy numbering system for plant spacing. The instructions tell [...]
For those of you following along, you know this is only my second year involved in vegetable gardening. Last year we grew food over at a friend’s property with modest success. The tomatoes were successful as were the eggplants, but root crops ( beets, onions, carrots, and radishes) didn’t do so well. One likely reason [...]
Part of the plan for the Square Foot Garden is a trellis to support tomatoes, squash and beans. This was a simple project, and was inexpensive. Made of ground stakes, electrical conduit, and netting and zipties, this should support whatever I can grow on it. I’ll make three [...]