Category Archive: Garden Beds

May 20

Build A Raised Pallet Garden Bed On Wheels

         Learn how to make this gorgeous raised garden bed out of scrap wood, pallets and old shutters. If you have these already then all you really need to buy are the casters. If you don’t have them you could try garage sales or craigslist. I love the look of this while knowing it is …

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Apr 22

Make a Gardening Hotbed To Get A Jump On Growing

This step by step tutorial of how to make a gardening hotbed to get a jump on growing uses the natural heat of animal manure to warm the soil. A hotbed is a pile of decaying organic matter warmer than its surroundings due to the heat given off by the metabolism of the microorganisms in …

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Mar 31

Predator Proof Strawberries

If you have ever grown strawberries then you know that everything hunts them down and eats them. The rabbits, birds, squirrels and even lose dogs will occasionally eat them. I have planted them over and over yet it seems all I ever have are strawberry plants because something or many somethings always beat me to …

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Feb 02

Double Run Chicken System Practiced In Victory Gardens

This is very interesting gardening system using your chickens. This was used during the time of victory gardens to maximize food production and take some of the strain off the country in the area of food production. They used the chickens to fertilize and till the ground on one side of the coops yard while …

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Jan 16

DIY Self Watering Gutter Garden System

     This is a really cool way to grow your garden vegetables, especially if you live where there is not a lot of rain fall. You can have yours above ground or use the hybrid method and have it underground. This is really nice for small space gardening. It is not going to work for …

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Dec 08

Make Your Own Potting Soil And Save

    If you do a lot of container gardening you probably already know that your soil needs to be light and fluffy and full of nutrients since the roots can’t go anywhere but in the container you have to supply what the plants need. They need to be able to work their way down through …

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