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Fertilizers for Container Gardening: The Best Organic Choices for Success

Learn about the best fertilizers for container gardening in this excerpt from the book Container Gardening Complete by horticulturist Jessica Walliser.

Banana Peel Fertilizers for the Garden

Bananas are a super food, & the peels are loaded with nutrients like Potassium & Phosphorus that plants crave. Banana peel compost tea is easy to produce & great as a garden fertilizer. Peels can be dried & cut up for a fertilizer or buried fresh in the soil. Banana Peels are useful as an Aphid Pest Repellant too.

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How to Assemble a Homemade Hydroponic System

Learn how to grow plants year-round by using a soil-less hydroponic system.

How to eco-fit your garden

In an extract from his new book, 'How to Create an Eco Garden’, John Walker explains how to turn an unassuming urban plot into an eco-friendly haven.

Top 25 DIY Raised Garden Beds

Discover 25 DIY raised garden beds that you can make for your backyard, using corrugated metal, wood, galvanized metal and more!


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How To Store Vegetables For Winter

This post describes how to store vegetables for winter successfully and provides a handy chart describing the proper storage conditions for each vegetable.

DIY: Mod Cinder Block Wall Planters

Good Golly Miss Molly! I think I'll need a cinder block wall planter next Spring. Not being a fan of cinder blocks, I'm happy to see them used in a design-i-licious way. Here's all you need: 12" cinder blocks some extra blocks or pavers to glue inside the bottom of the blocks with plants Liquid Nails You can do any configuration you'd like plus the blocks are cheap and paintable so you can have pull them right into your outdoor color scheme. VIA InhabitBlog

5 Ways To Store Potatoes So They Last For Months

The hardest work of the gardening season is over, and you’re bringing in your potato harvest. Or maybe you've visited your local farmers' market and got a little carried away buying farm fresh potatoes. Nights

7 Uses For Coffee Grounds On Plants In The Garden

Adding coffee grounds on plants has many benefits in the garden for compost, fighting slugs, staining benches, compost tea, growing mushrooms, and more [LEARN MORE]

Grow Your Own Turmeric, in any climate!

Learn how to grow your own turmeric, in any climate - including tips for sourcing turmeric seed, and how to plant, harvest, preserve, and use turmeric!

The Ultimate Guide to Food Preservation - Food - GRIT Magazine

Check out this guide to food preservation to learn all about canning, freezing, food dehydration and more.

How Much to Plant for a Year's Supply of Food - The Seasonal Homestead

When I set the goal to eat only the veggies from my garden for a whole year, I had one big problem. I had no idea how many plants we needed to grow for a years worth of food! Since I grow for six people in a 3500 square foot garden with some space allocated for fruits, my amounts needed to be precise.

Backyard Tree Tapping for Syrup

Backyard tree tapping is an easy and rewarding process from which the results are tasty homegrown and sweet syrup and it's so much more than just maple.