Archive for the ‘Garden Projects’ Category

A Perennial Food Garden

There’s an old joke that the older you get, the farther away the ground gets. It’s funny, but it’s also basically true. Our largest part of the garden is by the road, which also seems to be getting farther away. The beds are raised, but only slightly. So we decided to make that part the […]


May 21, 2016 · gj · 3 Comments
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Easy Raised Beds

You can build a raised bed pert near anywhere. All you need is the right sun requirements for what you want to grow, and materials for the bed that will hold the soil. If the area you choose is on an incline, make sure you keep your bed level. Otherwise, after a rain you will […]

April 15, 2016 · gj · 7 Comments
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How to Easily Declutter Your Garden Spaces

40 Bags in 40 Days is a wonderful system to help declutter your home, click on the link to learn more. Gardens can get cluttered, too. Like this garden shed, that is storing more spider webs than actually being organized with tools. Or these colorful dollar store buckets, that would look great in the garden. […]

August 22, 2015 · gj · 17 Comments
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Growing Autumn Decorations in Place

Nobody wants to think about fall in the spring. If you do, though, you can be ready with your own autumn decorations when the weather starts to cool. So with next year in mind, here’s a Pin-worthy post that we think you’ll enjoy. The photos above are of our gardens in front of the porch. […]

August 15, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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8 Edible Plants You Can Grow as a Wall

If you are looking for a little seclusion in your yard, as we are here in this Before picture, there are a number of edibles you can grow to form a wall of sorts. The bed above will give us some privacy this summer, when we are tending to the garden. We live next door […]

May 19, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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4 Easy Ways to Help the Bees

By now most people know that the bee population is declining and we need to act swiftly to stop and hopefully reverse it. But you might think there is little you can do personally to help. That’s not true, you really can make a difference. Here’s how: 1. Give them a home. Build a Mason […]

January 18, 2015 · gj · One Comment
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12 Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs to Grow Indoors

When it comes to larger financial decisions, my husband and I hold off unless we both agree. Usually, when one person doesn’t want to spend the money, the other one finds creative ways to talk him into it. 😉 And so it was with an unheated room that would be a great place to not […]

November 16, 2014 · gj · 6 Comments
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How to Make a Soil Sifter

A handy tool to have whenever you are starting a new garden bed, a soil sifter helps you easily remove a lot of stones, twigs, and anything else that might be unwanted in the area. They also work well for rinsing and separating seeds you are saving. Yet I have never seen one in the […]

June 15, 2013 · gj · No Comments
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DIY Seed Starting Kit

You gotta love the internet. There are so many people sharing their ideas and projects, ways to save money and how-to info, that’s it’s all but impossible not to learn something. I don’t know who first came up with the idea of recycling plastic produce containers into mini-greenhouses. I suspect it was a ‘Necessity is […]

January 13, 2013 · gj · 4 Comments
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A Handmade Gift? Yeah, You Can Grow That!

This post is part of a collaboration among garden bloggers to promote information on their favorite subject. For more posts like these, follow this link. Whether or not you’re the crafty type you can still easily share gifts from your garden. Here are a few ideas and some links to help: Fill a store bought […]

December 4, 2012 · gj · 13 Comments
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