When I found this 80's kitchen island at a local auction house, I knew it would make a perfect potting bench for my new potting shed. So, I put in an absentee bid and went home to avoid the crowds of the auction that would be held later that night.I was pretty pleased when I got a call the next day saying that I had won the bid and I could pick up my treasure later that day. I guess nobody else saw the diamond in the rough that I saw. See BEFORE pic below.
When I first saw galvanized wall planters I fell in love, and I just knew I had to have them… But then I realized that to get the same look as in the photo, I would need 6 or 7 of them… So I took a second look at them, and I thought to myself “hey, those kinda look like cookie tins!” And that’s when I knew, I just had to make my own.See the full post including additional photos here: http://www.thehiphomestead.com/diy-galvanized-wall-planter/
Ok,so gardening with chickens can be amazing, they provide pest control, they weed like champions and their manure… oh, glorious chicken manure is pure gold for the garden. But, gardening with chickens can be a double-edged sword. They are like tiny organic rototillers in the garden, they toss mulch everywhere and can devour young perennials before they even get a chance to get going. Believe it or not, chicken wire is perfect for keeping chickens out of the garden. But I have an entire suburban half acre of gardens, and I just can’t fence it all. Instead, I’ve opted to spot protect my beloved perennials with chicken wire cloches.Read the full article here: http://www.thehiphomestead.com/make-chicken-wire-cloche/
Is spring finally here? It feels like it’s been a long winter, but it is pouring rain outside today and I finally feel like there is an end in sight. With the turn of the seasons comes a host of spring garden tasks. Including mulching spring plants, starting spring vegetables, pruning spring fruits and picking spring flowers. See my full list of Spring Garden Tasks: http://www.thehiphomestead.com/spring-garden-tasks/
Spring is on the way and it’s almost time to start seedlings. I’ve been experimenting for over 6 years and I’ve created The Best DIY Seed Starting Mix, well at least in my opinion. This mix performs so well that I just had to share it with you. http://www.thehiphomestead.com/the-best-diy-seed-starting-mix/
A few years back my husband built me an amazing new garden shed out of salvaged windows and repurposed cedar decking. But before I really got to finish it, we welcomed our daughter into the world. Needless to say, I spent the last couple years with her and the garden shed became a junk yard for old pots and broken garden tools.But this year I vowed to finish the garden shed and get it styled the way I had always imagined it. It took a ton of work but I’m really happy with the result and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!See the full post including more photos on my blog The Hip Homestead: http://www.thehiphomestead.com/garden-shed-before-after/
So who’s ready for to get some dirt under their nails? In this article I’ll be blending my love for succulents with a fun gardening teqhniqe called Kokedama. Follow along and I’ll show you How to Make a Hanging Succulent Garden. See my full post here: http://www.thehiphomestead.com/hanging-succulent-garden/
Succulents have been growing in popularity because of their easy-care nature, gorgeous colours and geometric shapes, all of which make them ideal for a contemporary style or urban garden. If you or someone you love is crazy about succulents, see my
These Mini Succulent Pumpkin Planters are such a fun and easy craft idea to get you in the mood for fall. They are great for centerpieces on a Thanksgiving table, on your fall mantle or on your front porch (if you are lucky enough to live in an area without hard frost.)All you need is some cute pumpkins, your favorite succulents, some cactus soil and a bit of moss. For full tutorial and more visit The Hip Homestead.
How to beat the cold nights and get gardening sooner. Follow these Early Season Gardening tips to get you growing now. http://www.thehiphomestead.com/early-season-gardening-how-to-get-growing-now/
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