Monthly Archives: March 2014

How To Store And Organize Your Seed Collection

It may not be as sophisticated as the svalbard seed vault, but it is certainly adequate for my needs. I finally broke down and built storage boxes for my seed collection.
Storing seeds, particularly heirlooms, is a great way to save money and preserve our food heritage.

I built these storage boxes inexpensively from 1×4 pine boards.

Lifetime 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler First Impressions

My first impressions of the Lifetime 80 Gallon Compost Tumbler.

This is a great size tumbler for anyone that generates a small amount of kitchen and yard waste. I filled this in about 4 weeks. We eat a lot of fruits and vegetables so it held quite a bit of waste.

I bought mine HERE!

 

A Book of Gardens by Alfred H. Hyatt (1913)

Another FREE abook written by Alfred H. Hyatt, 1913 added to our list

Excerpt:
As the darkest hour is said to be just before the dawn, so the point where spring and winter meet may prove the most comfortless of seasons. Frost has disheartened the tender springing that had begun among green things under the earth…..

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The Back Yard Farmer by John Willard Bolte (1914)

Another FREE ebook written by John Willard Bolte, 1914 added to our list

Excerpt:
Every home should be surrounded by a beautiful and artistic yard. Almost all appreciate this fact, and it will not bear argument, but there is considerable divergence of opinion as to the best way to make the yard beautiful.
The keynote of landscape beauty is harmony……..

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Farming by Richard Kendall Munkittrick (1891)

Another FREE ebook written by Richard Kendall Munkittrick. 1891 added to our list

excerpt:
I had always had a wild ambition to be a farmer, and be far from the hurly-burly of metropolitan life. Of farming I knew nothing but what I had heard from people who delighted in ridiculing its independence, as well as in looking at it from a serious standpoint, in order to prove it a comic occupation……….

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Propagating and Growing Lavender From Cuttings

Lavender has many wonderful uses. People use it for tea, essential oil and fragrance. I love the lavender plant for its shear beauty. The plant attracts lots of beneficial bugs to your garden. Propagating lavender is simple. Every gardener should give it a try.

In this video, I am growing cuttings from a plant I bought a while ago.