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21 Container Vegetable Gardening Tips

21 Container Vegetable Gardening Tips Container gardening is getting bigger and bigger every year. Space is becoming a premium and more and more people are living in apartments because of the cost of renting a house is just so expensive. If you’ve chosen to try your hand at container vegetable gardening, there are a few …

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How To Fix Clay or Sandy Soils

How To Fix Clay or Sandy Soils How many times have you heard someone say, “You have no idea what it’s like to try and grow food here in ____! We’ve got terrible soil!” The thing is – those folks are usually right. Very few of us are blessed with deep, rich loam containing the …

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DIY Easy Pallet Compost Bin

DIY Easy Pallet Compost Bin A compost bin is a great way to create super nutrient rich soil for your garden and homestead while at the same time keeping waste material out of landfills. If you are gung-ho about recycling and being green, you can make your own DIY pallet compost bin by repurposing inexpensive shipping …

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How To Make Pineapple Weed Tea

How To Make Pineapple Weed Tea If you are like me you may not have even heard of pineapple weed. It is mostly found in the western parts of the US but it still grows in the east. Pineapple weed likes to grow in poor soil, that’s why it favors the western US. I have …

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The Best Shrubs To Grow For Privacy

The Best Shrubs To Grow For Privacy If you live a little too close to your neighbor and you are on a tight budget or maybe don’t want a 6 foot plain old fence, there are many other options available for you in the form of shrubs. Shrubs can grow quickly, they can get very …

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DIY Terrace Garden Bed

DIY Terrace Garden Bed Is your yard uneven, or does it slope downhill? The sloping ground provides good drainage but it can present some problems for your vegetable beds. There is a solution! You can terrace the ground into level ‘steppes’ or build raised beds for the garden vegetable plots in order to keep the valuable soil in place. Building …

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DIY Self Watering Alaska Grow Buckets

DIY Self Watering Alaska Grow Buckets This simple DIY self watering Alaska grow bucket project could propel you garden into a super growing garden in no time! Find free buckets on Craigslist or your local classifieds like freecycle.com to make this project very frugal. The Alaska Grow Bucket is the easiest self-watering container system that anyone …

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Vegetables You Can Plant In August

Vegetables You Can Plant In August Summer is in full swing and our spring crops are probably producing great vegetables by now. It is not to late to plant a second or third crop in August and have great, organic food well into the cooler months. I posted an article a last month on what vegetables …

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DIY Concrete Hand Planters & Bowls

DIY Concrete Hand Planters & Bowls I think this DIY project is just pure genius, I see these everywhere around where I live and wondered where the people bought them from. I looked high and low at the garden centers and Walmart’s but never did see them for sale. Little did I know that you …

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How To Rid Your Tomato Plants Of Common Problems

How To Rid Your Tomato Plants Of Common Problems If you are like me then gardening isn’t your forte. That’s OK though, I learn by mistakes and that’s why I am sharing this article with you today! Having a garden is a constant battle against nature, and there always seems to be something just waiting …

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