Growing in a cold frame is a great way to extend the growing season. Cold frames allow you to start your plants earlier and keep plants growing later by protecting them from frosts. Find out how to build a cheap cold frame that will save you money each year!
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Who doesn’t like free gardening supplies? Compost is probably one of the biggest costs to gardening, if you’re buying the bagged stuff but you can get your own compost and it really isn’t that expensive, especially if you get started on composting right now! Read on to find out more in the Frugal Gardening Series.
Welcome to the Frugal Gardening Series kick off! Today I’m sharing homemade seed starting trays and recycled seed starters and seed starter greenhouses with stuff you probably already have!
I’ve got a great and exciting announcement to share with you all that I’m just bursting to tell you about!
Are you wanting to start gardening but don’t have the cash to get started? Do you worry that your garden will look ugly? Do you want to out the real cost of growing your own and find out the tools you really need?
Are any of these questions something which you have asked or wanted to know? If you nodded or said yes then this upcoming series is for you! Read More
Feather pecking and cannibalism is a real thing in chickens. In a final blow in a really bad week after losing Bubba, we had to cull Ruby.
This post is going to show you what to look for in your flock so you can break the habit before it gets out of control and ends up with the loss of a bird. Read More
Everyone has a right to have a productive garden, to grow organic fruit and vegetables, to know what goes into your food and to be able to have real food. Food should be pesticide free, grown naturally just as nature intended it to be.
Soil amendments or soil conditioners are one of the easiest ways to get the ground right to be able to grow the best garden EVER!
For new gardeners, a few questions arise about soil amendments such as how do you know which soil amendment to use? What are soil amendments? Are they even necessary? Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more. Read More
I have many new goals I want to achieve this year in the garden, around the homestead and as a blogger which I thought I would share with you so you know what is likely to be coming up this year on the blog and to inspire you to set some homesteading goals.
I often hear that starting a garden is too expensive which is why people I know don’t want to grow. Other popular reasons I hear include it’s too much work and it doesn’t look good. Today I want to bust the myth that starting an organic garden is expensive and share all of my thrifty gardening tips with you.
I’ve been starting seeds undercover for the last few years but usually around March. This year I started my seeds on Boxing Day (26th December) to get a head start on the growing season for my tender plants which have long growing needs and now, in mid-January I’m sowing even more!
Yup, I’ve gone a little bonkers in getting a head start this year because I messed up so badly with my seeds last year and lost a bunch to late storms which decimated the garden.
You can start seeds right now for larger plants which will have a better start in your garden come spring or you can start seeds for indoor herbs and salads.