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How To Make A Greenhouse From Old Windows

This is very cool… “This is a brief guide on how I took some old windows from houses they where tearing down in my neighborhood and turned them into a small greenhouse in my back yard. I collected the windows over the course of a year and a half and the build took about 3 […]

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Kill Your Weeds With Store Brought Vinegar

If you’ve got weeds in the garden, rather than using Roundup or another chemical, consider using good old natural store brought vinegar. “Need proof that vinegar is a weed-terminator? Just look at the weeds growing along a pea-stone path in my Herb Garden. These were photographed yesterday afternoon, just moments before I sprayed them with […]

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How To Build The Ultimate Compost Bin

“Step 1: Beg Explain patiently to professional carpenter husband over several months that current compost bins are old and too small and in the wrong place.  Paint dazzling word pictures of abundant food and rich soil that would result from beautiful new compost bins. Step 2: Research. Turns out it’s not easy to find a good […]

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Threshing Grain On A Small Scale

Homemade grain threshing solutions… An important first step for the small-scale grain grower is choosing grain varieties that can be threshed without modern machinery, since some grains grow surrounded by a tough, hard-to-remove outer “husk” or “hull.” Some recommendations for easily-threshed grains are: Hull-less Oats (these oats do have a “hull” or “husk,” but it’s […]

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How To Grow Square Water Mellons

Have fun in your garden this year. Grow some square watermelons! It’s fun and easy to grow fruits and vegetables in containers. By growing these cool watermelons you can have the whole family interested and participating in your garden. It offers a great way to get your children interested in helping out in the garden. Square […]

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How To Build A Potato Tower

Here’s the concept behind the potato tower… You build a 2′ by 2′ box with these 33″ corner posts in each corner. You place soil in the box and plant the seed potatoes in the soil. Once the potato plants grow to about eight to twelve inches tall you will add another rows of boards […]

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How To Make An Underground Greenhouse

One of the main principles involves embedding the greenhouse in the earth to take advantage of the earth’s constant temperature, to store the solar energy collected during the day. Water barrels can also be used to store the thermal heat and carry it through the night or cloudy days (which are not as cold).  Water […]

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The Low-Tech Art of Drying Herbs

“A bumper crop of basil, lemon balm and savory is wonderful, but what you do with it after you bring it in is every bit as important as the harvest itself. Although I preserve herb flavors in jellies, vinegars and pesto, air-drying is still my favorite way to store the major part of summer’s herbal […]

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More Vertical Gardening Ideas

Vertical gardening is a pretty sweet option for those of us with limited space, and/or bad backs! In this example we can see lettuce trays attached to the weather boards of a house. Pretty nice idea, and relatively cheap to setup as well. More ideas include using old wine racks and shoe organizers (yeah, seriously)… More […]

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