gardening techniques

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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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!

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HOMESTEADING AND GARDENING GOALS FOR 2017

2017 Homesteading Goals

Dear Readers,

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.

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The frugal organic garden. Find out thrifty tips to start an organic garden cheap. Pin it to save for later or click through to find out more.

The Frugal Organic Garden

Dear Readers,

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.

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How to grow your best ever garden starting right now. Click to find out more or pin to save for later.

How to Grow Your Best Garden Ever, Starting Right Now

Dear Readers,

Have you ever wanted to start a garden but are not sure where to begin?  Do you have a garden but the harvests haven’t been good or the produce has lacked flavor?

Well you’re not alone and there is a solution!  I’m going to let you into a secret so you can have the best harvest EVER and I’m betting that there’s something on the list you can do right now to improve your garden to so you can reap the benefits when you’re harvesting.

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How to take cuttings

Propagating Plants

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I have a bit of a problem with the neighborhood kids; they are always playing in my front yard, jumping off the porch steps on bikes and scooters and running around the place, usually right after I put down organic fertilizer on the lawn to try and fix the patches in the grass.

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DIY liquid fertilizer

More Organic Liquid Fertilizer Recipes

Dear Readers,

I followed up my post for Mother Earth News with even more organic liquid fertilizer recipes so you can get better harvests in your garden.

These recipes use herbs which you may already have in the garden or manure as well as some tips when you make natural fertilizers.

Read the full article here: Make Your Own Natural Liquid Fertilizers 

If you need more convincing about the effectiveness of organic fertilizers, let me share with you some of the successes which I attribute to the organic liquid fertilizer I have made.

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Make your own natural organic fertilizers at home

Learn the Secret to Getting Better Harvests with Homemade Natural Liquid Fertilizer

Dear Readers,

I want to share a secret with you so you can get amazing harvests in your garden too. I’m going to tell you how you can make your own liquid fertilizer using things you might already have in your garden.

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Urban Homesteading Making Raised Hugelkultur Beds

Hugelkultur In A Raised Bed

Dear Readers,

This post is about hugelkultur and how you can incorporate it into your garden.

Hugelkultur is an Eastern European growing method that is popular in permaculture circles and techniques.  It creates a raised bed and improves its fertility or nutrient content and soil structure over time by mimicking the natural decomposition of woodlands.

It is often seen as a raised mound or hill-like structure in gardens across the globe. Read More

How to make compost organic gardening

Composting Questions

Dear Readers,

I wrote an article for the Mother Earth News Organic Gardening blog  to cover the many questions I get asked from friends, family, coworkers and even the occasional email from readers about composting.  Questions like:

“How can I start?”

“What can I compost?”

“How long does it take?”

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