Showing posts with label how to. Show all posts
Showing posts with label how to. Show all posts

10.16.2013

5 Easy #DIY Raised #Garden Bed Projects that are Attractive and Practical!

Raised garden beds are a fantastic way to utilize yard spaces, large and small. Whether, planning to add new vegetable beds, a herb garden, or flowers for you, the #hummingbirds, butterflies, and #bees, the plants (and insects) will thank you as they flourish from the many benefits of growing in raised gardens.


Raised garden designs can be as simple and inexpensive of a #DIY project, as an arrangement of straw bales, recycled wood, or basic pallet garden, to more ‘concrete’ options including the use of cinder blocks, paving stones, bricks, and rock.

In all reality, wild and crazy gardeners out there will make a raised garden bed from just about anything they can get their dirty gloves on, that will hold soil! Design ideas are endless.

In my search for raised garden ideas to incorporate into my own edible garden designs for the upcoming growing season, a handful of basic ideas have moved into my “Favorite” pile. These guys made the cut primarily because of the cost, labor intensity (or lack, there of…), sustainable attributes, and overall, attractiveness.  

11.12.2012

Tips to Successfully Germinating Plant Seeds and Cuttings

Since the last post, House Plants and Garden Designs, I have been working on the content layout for both of these upcoming projects. As usual, I was extremely eager to get writing. The product of this burst of ambition is my latest article, Tips for growing plants in an indoor germination station, which has been published at Helium. As germination is an integral part of growing any plant, outside or in, I thought this would be a great place to start for both projects.  

When working with plant seedlings or cuttings, most plants need, or will significantly benefit from the use of, a germination station. Whether planning to start seedlings for your upcoming vegetable or herb garden, or propagating a favorite house plant, your germination station could be as simple as cups on the window sill to a system complex as a self-feeding, computerized germination station bought from a store.
As plant propagation and nurturing delicate seedlings is not for everyone, for the wary, the following article link and collection of tips it encompasses will be helpful for successfully starting your new plants in a germination station.

Drop your mouse here to view the full length article. 

Have advice of your own you would like to share? Please post your thoughts to the comments area.

10.22.2011

Storing your Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs for a Winter Delight

*Note: Due to errors, the article link previously posted here has been removed. This post will be updated, soon:) My apologies!