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Build a Bug Hotel

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects, the garden army that helps to keep the bad bugs under control. If you …

Habitats

Wise Pairings: Best Flowers to Plant with Vegetables - Organic Gardening

In the 1970s, when I was a budding landscape designer newly exciting about strategizing the best flowers to plant with vegetables, I attended the …

Gardening

Words of Wisdom

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8 DIY Winter Hacks to Help Keep Things Toasty

There is a lot you can do to escape the cold in your home besides walking around the house in a pile of blankets with a space heater attached to your hip. Believe it or not, you can DIY your way to a warmer home with some cheap tips and tricks that won’t take you all day.<p>1. DIY Clay Space Heater: …

Canning Love: Candied Jalapenos

As a killing frost approaches we scramble to harvest what we can of summer vegetables that would shrivel and die after being glazed with an icy coat. …

Color Management

How to Make Hard Cider - Real Food

<i>Learn how to make hard cider. You can make delicious, intoxicating hard cider at home with this simple process.</i><p>How to Make Hard Cider<p>Brewing hard …

Man turns unused basement room into a log cabin replica

For most of us, having a log cabin is only a place we can rent from time to time to get away from the madness in the city. Owning one is out of our reach, however building one is a different matter altogether and doesn’t require a fortune to do so, provided you have an extra room and some basic …

A Crop-by-Crop Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fruits: Our Complete Crops at a Glance Guide

Growing artichokes as annuals that bear edible buds their first season requires an early start, but properly handled artichoke plants will prosper in …

Gardening

All About Growing Asparagus - Organic Gardening

<i>(For details on growing many other vegetables and fruits, visit our</i> Crop at a Glance <i>collection page.)</i><p>Gardeners have been growing asparagus (<i>Asparagus</i> …

Gardening

Step-by-Step: Build the Ultimate Raised Bed

The perfect raised bed<p>A raised bed—essentially a large planting box—is the ultimate problem solver: It offers perfect drainage, protection from …

Ask Ted: How to Make Homemade Vinegar

Chopped host Ted Allen has the perfect solution for all that leftover holiday wine: Make your own vinegar. He shared his vinegar-making secrets with …

Homemade

Double Your Tomato Plants - Homesteading and Livestock

Tomatoes have always been one of the key vegetables in my garden- perfect eaten raw, as well as cooked into sauces and dishes of all kinds. Each …

Gardening

Build an Indoor Grow Light Plant Stand - DIY

<i>Anyone can build this attractive, ultra-easy indoor grow light plant stand, bookcase, seed-starting shelf and houseplant display case.</i><p>No more hauling …

Houseplants

15 Shade Tolerant Plants! This is how we Fight Back. Juicing Vegetables

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden<p>As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of …

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms is Easier Than You Think

Did you know that shiitakes are easy to grow in the home garden? Well they are and they only require a few items beyond the spawn (seeds). But before …

How-To: Mason Jar Beehives

Looking for a good backyard buzz? Create new beehives conveniently located within mason jars with this ingenious tutorial by Instructables member Zevion.<p>If you live in a suburban area, you may think that starting a beehive cannot be done. However a common suburban backyard can be a perfect place …

Beekeeping

46 Amazing Uses for WD-40

WD-40 has far more uses than just on squeaky hinges. Find out the amazing ways this garage staple can make your life easier.<p>What can you do when you …

5 Greenhouse Space-Saving Secrets

Image source: houzz.com<p>Last week, I wrote about three things I have learned in just a few years of owning a greenhouse. Our greenhouse is 20 feet …

25 DIY Garden Projects Anyone Can Make

DIY garden projects anyone can make for home gardening. Great list of must haves for a small and big garden, backyard, patio and outdoor space. Cheap …

15 Creative Water Projects For The Garden

Water features in the garden are beautiful as well as calming and peaceful. Including a fountain in your garden landscape is one of the best ways of …

DIY Succulent Table

Matti’s Succulent Table<p>Mission DIY succulent table complete. I’ve wanted to make this baby for months. It’s a dissected old shipping crate and some …

This is the Pallet Emergency Home. It Can Be Built in One Day With Only Basic Tools.

This is the pallet emergency home.<p>This pallet house can be built in one day using only basic tools.<p>You can also upgrade it with insulation, AC, smoke …

5 Favorites: Veg Plot Must-Haves

We asked Allan Jenkins, semi-biodynamic gardener and editor of <i>Observer Food Monthly</i> in the UK about his all-time favorites in the vegetable garden. …