gardening for beginners

HOW TO GROW POTATOES

How To Grow Potatoes

February is here and that means I have one thing on my mind and it isn’t Valentine’s Day; it’s POTATOES!  I’m all about how to grow potatoes this month and my growing season is well under way already.  Read on to find out how to grow potatoes in your garden. Read More

raised bed soil

How To Make Your Raised Bed Soil Rock

Growing in a raised bed can help you grow on the toughest of ground but from time to time you will need to reinvigorate the soil to keep your garden growing. Read on to find out how to make your raised bed soil rock.

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Planning A Garden For Self Sufficiency

I’ve done it; my seeds are bought for next year and it was only 14 September! The best bit is, I have planned my garden and the seed purchase based on the next 3 years of growing produce for my family.  Planning a garden for self sufficiency need not be a daunting it can be a fun and delicious adventure!

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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.
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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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