I needed a planter to grow herbs in. But the problem with some herbs like mint, they like to sprawl and take over the garden. They can become invasive if you let them. So the answer for me was to either grow them in pots or elevate them off the ground. Since I have … Read more
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I know what you’re thinking. “Where can I get the seeds for a square tomato”? Believe it or not, you can grow your own square tomato from any seed you have lying around. You’re not actually growing a genetically enhanced variety, you’re really just manipulating the tomato during its growing process. The process is simple. … Read more
Rooting tomato cuttings is easy. Take a new growth or a sucker cutting a few inches long. Put the cutting in an inch or two of water. Within a week or two, you should see roots start to grow along the stem. When you see plenty of roots growing, remove the cutting from the water … Read more
Hypertufa is a wonderful alternative to concrete or commercial growing pots. They are easy to make and very affordable. If you’re looking for a pot to grow herbs or succulents, give hypertufa a try. The recipe is simple and can be bought at just about any hardware store.
I found some 10 year old corn seeds. So I decided to see just what my germination rate would be. I wrapped them in wet paper towels and left them for a few days. This video is my result.
I ran out of gardening space. And since pallets are free, I decided to make some raised beds out of them. One thing to consider before you start. Make sure your pallets do not contain any chemicals. Look for the HT logo. It means heat treated. If it does not say HT, then don’t use … Read more
Keep track of your seed inventory with this spreadsheet. Don’t let your seeds get past their viability ever again. Download it to your mobile devices and take it with you wherever you go. Storing seeds, particularly heirlooms, is a great way to save money and preserve our food heritage. Download the spreadsheet here
Build a raised bed for your vegetables for little money. This bed has been going strong for 9 years with little sign of wear. I only used 4 – 2×4’s. If you shop around, you can get them cheap. I bought these for about $1.5 each. So total cost was only about $6.
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 … Read more