How To Build A Raised Bed Super Cheap

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.

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 … Read more

How To Make Your Own Home Made Butter

How To Make Your Own Home Made Butter Did you ever want to know how to make butter? Well, it’s about the easiest thing to do. Starting with heavy whipping cream, I’ll show you how easy it is.  

How To Build A Cold Frame For Growing Winter Vegetables

I finally went and did it. I decided to move some of my plants outside rather than let my indoor grow room overtake the house. So the kale, broccoli and lettuce are out the door. Having made that decision brought up another challenge. Where to put them. The greenhouse is full. So I decided to … Read more

Harbor Freight 10 x 12 Greenhouse Modifications

After purchasing the 10 x 12 Harbor Freight Greenhouse, It became evident there were other modifications that needed to be done. Scouring the internet revealed a plethora of people complaining about how flimsy it was. I neglected to act right away, which became my worst nightmare. After about 2 weeks, we had a slight wind … Read more

Family Seed Planting Chart

What To Grow For A Family of 4 What a family of 4 needs to grow for a one year supply of food The following chart is only an estimation. Some would need more, others less. You must make your own adjustments. Type of Vegetable/Fruit Amount of Plants Needed Spacing (if row) Apple 3 Trees … Read more

Seed Planting Depth

Vegetable Depth to plant Asparagus 1’” Beans (bush & pole) 1” Beans (lima) 1” Beets 1” Broccoli 1/2” Brussels Sprouts 1/2” Cabbage 1/2” Cantaloupe 1” Carrot 1/2” Cauliflower 1/2” Cucumber 1/2” Eggplant 1/2” Kale 1/2”` Kohlrabi 1/2” Lettuce 1/2” Okra 1” Onion (seed) 1/2” Parsley 1/8” Pepper 1/2” Potato 1-2” Radish 1/2” Spinach 1/2” Swiss … Read more

Ph Needs For Vegetables

Vegetable Optimal pH Artichoke 5.6-6.6 Asparagus 6.0-7.0 Beans 6.0-7.0 Beet 5.6-6.6 Broccoli 6.0-7.5 Brussels Sprouts 6.0-7.0 Cabbage 5.6-7.0 Cantaloupe 6.0-7.0 Carrot 5.0-6.0 Catnip 5.0-6.0 Cauliflower 6.0-7.0 Celery 6.0-7.0 Chard 6.0-7.0 Chili Pepper 5.0-6.0 Chives 5.0-6.0 Cucumber 5.0-6.0 Dill 5.0-6.0 Eggplant 5.0-6.0 Garlic 5.0-6.0 Kiwi 5.0-7.0 Leek 5.0-6.0 Lettuce 6.0-7.0 Mint 6.0-7.0 Mushroom 7.0-8.0 Okra 6.0-8.0 … Read more