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All About Growing Fruit Trees - Organic Gardening

<i>(For details on growing many other vegetables and fruits, visit our</i> Crop at a Glance <i>collection page</i><i>.)</i><p>No plants give sweeter returns than fruit trees. …

Cedar Double Bird House Planter

Build a Skateboard From Scrap Acrylic<p>DIY Log Cabin Bird House<p>How to Start a Fire Using Flint and Steel<p>Rockets Class<p>Neat<p>This is something I'd like to …

'How-To' Canning Guides for Garden Harvest

It’s garden harvest season, and what to do with all of that bounty? You can only eat so much of it while it’s still fresh, you may give some of it …

Angle-Drilling Jig for Woodworking

Urban Chicks

I know I talk a lot about things from a rural perspective, but can I take just a minute to encourage all you urban dwellers that homesteading can be …

DIY beehive in a jar

How To Turn Your Backyard into a Four-Season Farm

According to Jack Algiere, the Vegetable Farm Manager at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, turning your garden into a four-season farm is …

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12 Most Valuable Home Improvements You Can Make this Year

Do you fantasize about a cedar-lined sauna for your new house? Or is your partner pushing for hardwood floors instead? How do you figure out if it …

Home Improvement

Small Space Storage: 8 Ways to Go Vertical

(Image credit: Jess Watson)<p>I live in a one bedroom loft apartment where the only built-in storage is in the kitchen. There wasn't a closet or a …

Small Spaces

Oh Hey, Honeycomb Shelves

We recently hung our honeycomb shelves. My dad and grandpa hung them. These shelves were a DIY project last year here on the blog (see the original …

Mediterranean Diet Garden - Organic Gardening

<i>The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be great for your health. It is also fun and easy to grow! The diet is heavy in fruits, nuts, and vegetables</i> …

Gardening

7 Benefits of Growing a Victory Garden – Organic Gardening

From the more practical, money-saving side of things, to controlling your own destiny, the benefits of a victory garden are many.<p>Gardening for …

Gardening

Easy DIY Potting Mix Recipe

Shares 116K<p>Do you want to learn how to make potting mix at home? Want a quality potting mix recipe? Look no further! My early experiences with bagged …

How to Build a Vertical Herb (or Lettuce!) Planter

Love the taste of fresh herbs? This vertical herb planter lets you grow them all in one convenient place – right outside your door! With removable …

Woodworking

Herb Markers

Now This is a Chicken Coop!

I have been seeing so many cool chicken coops recently, first at Dwell on Design and now on the Art of Doing Stuff blog. The coops make me want to …

Eggs

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com<p>Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into …

31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer

While you're impatiently waiting for summer to just GET HERE already, start planning your outdoor space.

Home Depot

Naturally Cool Cob Playhouse - DIY

<i>This article was originally posted in</i> Instructables <i>and is reposted with permission from Adam Robertson.</i><p>Here in central California summers are very …

DIY

A greenhouse just in time for Spring

A new addition to my workshop! We completed the greenhouse seedling boxes this weekend, just in time for Spring...<p>... but with snowflakes fluttering …

How to Create a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden

How to Create a<br>Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden<p><b>Part 1: Know Who You Are Inviting</b><p><b>(understanding hummingbirds & butterflies)</b><p>by Patricia Sutton<p>Our …

Alys Fowler: terrariums

'I was a happy with houseplants kind of girl, but now all I can think about is the tiny, enclosed world of terrariums'<p>All I can think about is the tiny enclosed world of terrariums. It is my editor's fault. I was just a happy-with-houseplants kind of girl until she mentioned it. But the idea grew, …

Become a weather expert – you'll be a better gardener

Get to know your very own microclimate, then sit back and see how your garden grows with renewed confidence<p>Along with sport and politics, the weather is something we are prepared to express an opinion on, based more often than not, on little knowledge. Recording Gardeners’ Question Time at the Met …

Gardening

Low-Cost Multipurpose Earthbag Building - DIY

One of the most practical structures on a small farmstead is a multipurpose building that can serve as a storage shed or cool pantry above ground, or …

Smile And Wave

Ever since seeing the woven stools at Target earlier this year I've wanted to try my hand at making something with the pretty rope selection from …

Hanging Basket Garden DIY

We have a sweet little backyard at our new house but with a rambunctious puppy and a curious two-year-old, many of my efforts to plant things in the …

DIY Project: Tiered Hanging Pots

When you collect as many things as I do, floor and table space can quickly become precious commodities. Having shelves full of plants is just not …