How To Test Soil pH Without a Kit
So you've started your very own vegetable garden, but now you realize that different vegetables require different soil pH! So how to test soil pH without a kit? Is your soil more acidic or more alkaline? These are very important things to know, especially when you're growing fruits or vegetables as different plants require different soil acidity. Testing soil pH without a kit is actually quite simple and all you need are a couple of ingredients that you probably already have in your home…
6+ Uses for Lavender Leaves
Lavender flowers are only around for a short time, but there are plenty of uses for lavender leaves! Learn how to harvest, dry & use them in DIY projects.
Potato Towers - Which Varieties to Grow and Tips for Success
How to grow potatoes using potato towers as an easy raised bed. Step by step instructions and pictures to take you from planting to harvest.
DIY Outdoor Privacy Screens — the Awesome Orange
When a client came to me and asked if I could help build her some privacy screens I knew this would be a great opportunity to partner with my friends at Simpson Strong-Tie and showcase how easy it is to build a fence frame using some of their brackets.
DIY Tiered Strawberry Planter | Vertical Planter Box for Your Garden
This tiered strawberry planter is a perfect DIY project to growing strawberries in vertical tiers. It serves as a raised strawberry bed with 3 tiers of box planters - great for small space gardening!
It's Zucchini Season! How You've Been Growing Them All Wrong.
You probably think you already know how to grow a zucchini but if you live in North America ... you might not. Here's the way to grow zucchini to make your plants last longer, take up less space and produce more. Why would you want your zucchini plants to produce
Container Herb Gardens + Herb Garden Ideas | Family Food Garden
Lots of indoor herb garden ideas. Indoor herb gardens, container herb gardens and indoor grown kitchen herbs. Herb gardens are easy to grow
How Do I Repot My Orchid? Here's What to Know
Got roots trying to escape their container? Or are the leaves getting top-heavy? These essential tips will help you repot your orchid the right way.
20 Plants & Herbs You Can Propagate From Cuttings
Growing plants from cuttings is one of the easiest ways to start your own garden without a struggle. Plants grown from cuttings are exact clones of the parent plant, so you have complete idea what you are growing. Generally, growing plants from the seeds is a long process, this is the reason why many gardeners […]
A Raised Bed Like No Other! Behold The Ancient Permaculture Benefits of Hugelkultur
Hugelkultur raised beds are like no other! They hold moisture, build fertility and maximize surface volume so you get double the yield when harvest comes.
How to Grow Rosemary from Cuttings – 5 Tips
YC and I are attempting to grow about 200 rosemary plants from cuttings (more on exactly why we’re doing that later)… Last summer, I grew a few plants on accident when I took cuttings a…
How to Build Raised Garden Beds
If you've always liked the look of raised garden boxes, now is your chance to finally get out and build them. They provide a rich aesthetic to your yard and ease and convenience when gardening.
Growing Summer Squash Vertically
Grow summer squash vertically by trellising or in tomato cages. It saves space, encourages air circulation, and allows the squash to be more visible reducing the chance of overgrowth.