how to save heirloom tomato seeds, gardening, Step 1 pick out the very best tomatoes for seeds that will make the very best tomatoes

How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Saving heirloom tomato seeds brings back those memories of science classes. The seeds can't be just...

2 garden gathering basket

$2 Garden Gathering Basket

Gather your garden goodies and wash them with this easy Dollar Store hack!

training tomato plants with rope, gardening

Training Tomato Plants With Rope

My husband has constructed raised beds for our backyard garden and we use rope to train the tomato...

tomato planters from 5 gallon buckets, container gardening, gardening, how to

Tomato Planters From 5 Gallon Buckets

I’ve never been much of a gardener. Nope, neither of my thumbs are green and I’ve come to terms...

how i solved my sickly tomato problem, gardening, raised garden beds

How I Solved My Sickly Tomato Problem

When I was working as a papermaking artist I did a lot of "kitchen chemistry." I really liked to...

how to grow cure and store your own popcorn, container gardening, flowers, gardening, Strawberry popcorn is a great dual use plant it can be used for fall decorations and as a great popcorn later

How To Grow, Cure And Store Your Own Popcorn!

This week was popcorn harvest time at the farm! We have waited all year for our little crop to grow...

how to grow asparagus, gardening, There is nothing like fresh picked asparagus from the garden

How To Grow Asparagus

There is nothing like having fresh asparagus from your own garden! Asparagus is just one of those...

how to build the ultimate tomato cage for under 2 the stake a cage, gardening, The cages holding our Roma Tomatoes nicely

How To Build The Ultimate Tomato Cage For Under $2....The...

You may chuckle at the name - but "Stake-A-Cage" really is the best way to describe the trellis...

following up on straw bale gardening, gardening, Peppers planted in late June

Does Straw Bale Gardening Really Work?

In late June we did an article on Straw Bale Gardening. We published it on Hometalk and it generated...

use reusable grocery bags to grow potatoes, gardening, Roll down sides to allow sun and rain to reach potatoes

Use Reusable Grocery Bags to Grow Potatoes

When I discovered that the potato grow bags cost $20 each I decided to try using my old reusable...

transform a 5 gallon bucket into a tomato planter

Transform a 5 Gallon Bucket Into a Tomato Planter

My husband had a set of 5, 5-gallon buckets stacked in the corner of the garage. Which piqued my...

growing rainbow carrots from seed to harvest in raised planters

Growing Rainbow Carrots From Seed to Harvest In Raised Planters

I love to grow carrots and this year I planted rainbow carrots. I have raised beds in my backyard...

celery on your windowsill lettuce rejoice, diy, gardening

Celery on Your Windowsill - Lettuce Rejoice!

We're all starting to think about our gardens this year - here is a good way to get started. Grow...

re grown veggie scraps

Re-grown Veggie Scraps

If you've seen any of my posts in the past regarding anything outdoors, I'm sure you already know...

tomatoes and their need for water, gardening, July 9th after a week of record high temps and very little rain the plants here are loaded with tomatoes inside the cage and full of blooms too

Tomatoes and their need for water

I started May 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and...

how to breath life this spring into your tired garden soil, gardening, Fall and spring cover crops are a must for replenishing soil

How To Breathe Life This Spring Into Your Tired Garden Soil

No matter how healthy your vegetable plants start off in the spring - no matter how carefully you...

how i choose what to grow in my vegetable garden

How I Choose What to Grow in My Vegetable Garden

It's veggie garden planning time! Here's how I choose what crops to grow in my vegetable garden. For...

growing lettuce in a colander or how to grow and wash your veggies all in the same, container gardening, gardening, Lettuce bowl out of old colander

Growing Lettuce In A Colander (Or How To Grow And Wash Your Veggies...

When I first thought of planting my lettuce in a colander a few years ago, I thought I was being all...

how to grow tomatoes in a bucket on your patio, decks, gardening, homesteading, how to, patio, The Tomato Bucket Planters

Grow Tomatoes In A Bucket On Your Patio

What began as a little experiment to grow a few salad tomatoes at the house has turned into one of...

tomato ripening, gardening

Tomato Ripening

Early July starts tomato ripening time. We've all heard of 'vine ripe' flavor but does a tomato have...

diy tomato cage plant stands

DIY Tomato Cage Plant Stands

This is one of the EASIEST projects I've ever done, and it only costs a few dollars. I needed a good...

frustrated with staking or caging your tomatoes try this, gardening, The staking system makes it easy to pick and tie up tomatoes and keeps your garden looking neat and clean

Frustrated with staking or caging your tomatoes? Try this!

Over the years we have tried several methods of staking and tying up our tomatoes. We are now at...

grow spinach indoors in winter, gardening

Grow Spinach Indoors in Winter

We grew spinach in window boxes indoors all winter long. It's so easy anyone can succeed at it!

yogurt container make perfect tomato planters, container gardening, gardening, All grown and ready to go into the ground

Yogurt Container Make Perfect Tomato Planters

For tomatoes (and peppers too) I like the (free) yogurt containers. It seems like they have the...

sweeten your tomatoes with baking soda, gardening

Sweeten Your Tomatoes With Baking Soda.

Want to grow the sweetest tomatoes around? Use baking soda near your plants in the garden.
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