I love wildlife, but I don’t love sharing my garden spoil with them. Even with a half-acre main preservation garden, a herd of deer can wipe all our hard work out in no time. These raised bed planters were not only cheap and easy to make, but they’ve saved our strawberries from getting eaten by […]
We do Not have room for a compost pile. We used to have a 3 pile system that was half the size of our current garden. It’s about Space isn’t it ? We have learned to use the pathways between our raised beds and let composted leaves and manure work just below where we walk.
How to build a keyhole raised garden bed. Features a compost ring in the center that continuously feeds your bed and plants.
It’s time to think about raised beds. More specifically, hugelkultur beds.
No dig gardening is a great way to cut down on weeds, watering, and enrich your soil and it even takes less effort than conventional double digging or tilling. Laying down a thick mulch suppresses weeds and holds in moisture, and the materials break down in place, feeding the plants for you. You can start […]
Growing a garden in raised beds has many benefits but can sometimes be a little costly depending on what you build them out of. If your all about being frugal and using what you have or what you can get cheap or free for your homestead projects, pallets seem to be one of those things […]