Archive for the ‘Garden Projects’ Category

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  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Garden Projects, Keeping up with the Joneses  No Comments

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  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Garden Projects, Keeping up with the Joneses, Preparedness & Green Living  One Comment

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 only [...]

November 16, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Container Gardening, Extending the Season, Garden Projects, The Experiments  6 Comments

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  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Garden Projects, Techniques & Issues  No Comments

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  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: All About Seeds, Garden Projects, How to Grow  4 Comments

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  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Garden Projects, You Can Grow That!  13 Comments

How to Build a Mini Greenhouse pt.3

Please refer to part 1 and part 2 here. The mini greenhouse was almost finished at this point. All that was left was to see how it works, or so I thought. I found there were some gaps between the windows and their frames, because the windows were not perfectly flat. This was easy enough [...]

November 25, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Extending the Season, Garden Projects, Keeping up with the Joneses  2 Comments

How to Build a Mini Greenhouse pt.2

If you haven’t already, you can read part 1 here. After the 3 sides were together, clear plastic was attached to the windows to help better insulate. Three 2×4 posts were attached that are 1 ft. taller than the framed-in area, increasing the back height by 1/3. Landscaping fabric was put down to help keep [...]

November 24, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Extending the Season, Garden Projects, Keeping up with the Joneses  One Comment

How to Build a Mini Greenhouse pt.1

It was 3 years ago on the day after Thanksgiving that I first admitted my addiction to gardening via this blog format. In all that time I have never wavered from where I firmly stand- in the garden of course. This month something I have always wanted came to pass, albeit in a smaller form. [...]

November 23, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Extending the Season, Garden Projects, Keeping up with the Joneses  2 Comments

5 Things to Consider When Getting a Greenhouse

It’s not unusual for people to ask us what they should look for in a greenhouse, or even for a brand recommendation. So when the subject came up again recently, it seemed it was time to get some info on here to share. Here’s what to consider before you buy or build: 1. Location, Location, [...]

August 24, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Extending the Season, Garden Projects, Keeping up with the Joneses  6 Comments