Homestead Photo Update 5-24

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Well, it is that time again. I’m long overdue for a photo update of the homestead. Things are looking good, the weather has been perfect for gardening this year.   The catnip I am growing has proved successful as evidenced by my roommate’s cat Vader feeding on it below.             […]

DIY Square Foot Garden Modifications

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I wrote a couple weeks ago about how you can make your own Square Foot Garden based on the designs by Mel Bartholomew.  The following post is to serve as a companion piece and showcase some of the modifications I have done to improve my beds. You can see the original post by clicking HERE. […]

Aqua Cone Review

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I have talked about Aqua Cones before and I’m a big fan.  Basically, it is a simple drip irrigation system that works on a single plant.  I find it to be particularly helpful with watering the big garden waterhogs like tomatoes as well as in helping out first year fruit trees and bushes. The design […]

Making a Coldframe

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For most of my beds I just mulched them with leaves, but I decided to turn one of my 2 x 8 foot beds into a coldframe.  I tried to keep things as cheap, semi-permanent as possible and of course it was all DIY work.Next year, I’ll try for something more permanent, but this year […]

My garden tub

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In an effort to use as much of my available space as possible I decided to turn a couple plastic tubs into planters. All I did was remove the tops, make holes for drainage across the bottom from 1/2 – 1 inch apart and another row all around the sides about 1/2 inch high and […]