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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?”