Growing techniques

How to build a cheap cold frame that will save you money this year.

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 take cuttings

Propagating Plants

Dear Readers,

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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Plant Frost Protection

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I want to talk today about crop protection, in particular frost protection.  There are many types of frost protection available in the marketplace from glass cloches to greenhouses.  I need something to get a head start on the season by starting my seeds outdoors as soon as possible. Read More

Mommy can I eat the veggies now?

Biodynamic Garden and No-Dig Organic Garden Updates

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It has been a couple of months since we built the bed for the biodynamic and no-dig organic gardens and I wanted to share with you how the growth has compared between the two since planting up. Read More

Quartz crystals in spring flowers

Biodynamic Solution Preparation: BD 500

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As mentioned in an earlier post, my order of biodynamic preparations arrived.  The preparations sent were enough to cover a 1 acre plot, so I would like to share with you how I have been making up the solution of the preparation 500 or horn manure for my little space. Read More

Sowing by the Moon

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According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the moon is in Leo for the next three days. Leo is a fire sign and is an ideal time to sow fruiting vegetables and fruits such as beans, peas, peppers, tomatoes etc. Read More