gardening

How To Grow Garlic Organically and Biodynamically

Growing garlic is really easy and fall is the right time to get garlic planted in your garden.  In this post I’m going to show you how to grow garlic both organically and biodynamically so you can have a great harvest of homegrown garlic next year. Read More

How to Grow Like a Pro By Getting Organized in the Garden

With the end of summer drawing near many homesteaders and gardeners thoughts turn to fall and winter gardening to grow produce 365 days a year and being frugal at the same time!  Whilst anyone can grow throughout the fall and winter, the most successful are those who are organized.  Read on to find out how you can get organized in your homestead and garden.
Read More

Why I'm taking a PDC

Why I’m Taking A Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture is a hip word right now, but it has been around since the mid 1970s.  Like clothing coming into fashion, permaculture is becoming more popular and is on the upward swing of the trendy curve.  Find out why I’m learning more about this movement and how it can help you and others.

Read More

13 Low Water Ideas To Easily Save You Money And The Environment

13 Low Water Ideas To Easily Save You Money And The Environment

Low water gardening is really important for me living in a really dry climate and it’s also a frugal gardening measure. By reducing water usage in the garden you’re saving bucks on bills! Find out just how you can grow a great garden and use less of this precious resource by reading on!

Read More

Manure Fertilizers

Manure: Get the Scoop on Popular Poop

This post is an in depth guide to manure fertilizers.  It is probably more than you would really want to know about manure but I don’t know an organic gardener who would be without piles of the stuff to fuel the vegetable gardens!

Read More

Build A Cheap Cold Frame That Will Save You Money This Year

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!

Read More

how to start composting

Composting Is A Super-Frugal Goldmine How To Get Started

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.

Read More

How to start seeds for free

Frugal Gardening Series: Homemade Seed Starting Trays

Dear Readers,

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!

Read More

frugal gardening tips

An Exciting Announcement: Upcoming Frugal Gardening Series

Dear Readers,

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

Soil Amendments: The People’s Right To An Amazingly Productive Garden Shall Not Be Infringed

Dear Readers,

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