DIY-Growing Mushrooms At Home

November 25, 2017

Mushrooms are neither a vegetable nor a fruit but are actually a fungus. Once you get past this fact they’re actually a very healthy addition to your diet. They are fat-free, low in calories,...

DIY: Frost Damage Prevention

September 16, 2017

Nothing can be more frustrating than an early frost in the fall or spring. Just when you think you haven’t anything to worry about Mother Nature throws you a curveball. Frost injures your...

DIY: Build Your Own Cold Frame

August 19, 2017

A cold frame is a useful tool that every gardener can benefit from. It can be used to jump-start your garden in the spring and to extend your harvest season in the fall. This enclosure helps to...

Rake It In!

October 02, 2016

I know for many of you raking leaves is a less than popular task at this time of year. However, there are some real benefits to be gained from this job! Raking leaves can burn up to 300...

DIY: Collecting Your Own Seeds

August 20, 2016

Collecting seeds from your favorite plants is a fun task that can also save you some money. If you’ve never collected seed before I would suggest starting with flower seeds. Harvesting...

Vacation Gardening Hacks

July 24, 2016

At this time of year, the weather is generally pleasant and the beach or mountains are probably calling your name but if you love to garden taking a vacation right now might seem like a...

DIY-From Bud to Bloom

March 20, 2016

I may be dating myself but do you remember the Chiffon Margarine commercial in the 1970’s whose famous quote was “It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature”? I’m sure...

DIY-Perennial Seed Starting

February 21, 2016

The calendar may say February but now is the time to start seeds of some of your favorite perennial flowers. This idea first appeared on Wintersown ( and is a good way to get a...

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