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Build a Stone-Edged Gravel Path

Build a Stone-Edged Gravel Path

A gravel path bordered by a cobblestone curb is works well with many garden styles and is relatively easy to build and maintain.

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Grow Birdhouse Gourds

Grow Birdhouse Gourds

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While you're planting food and flowers in your garden, why not plant a garden craft, as well? Birdhouse gourds or bottle gourds are one of the thick-skinned gourds that are mainly grown for crafts or decoration.

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Potting Bench: Plan and Instructions

Potting Bench: Plan and Instructions

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Download a detailed drawing, materials list, cut list, and step-by-step instructions for a beautiful potting bench.

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Three Garden Structures You Can Build

Three Garden Structures You Can Build

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Lashed poles, hoops,l and sticks give vining beans and tomatoes handsome support. These structures, from the gardens of historic Old Salem, a Moravian village in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are a useful addition to your veggie garden.

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Learn Lashing and Make Your Own Garden Trellises

Learn Lashing and Make Your Own Garden Trellises

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A genuine lashing is more efficient, more fun to tie, and usually stronger than making it up as you go along.

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Video: The Easy Indoor Worm Bin

Video: The Easy Indoor Worm Bin

Here is more on how to make a simple inexpensive worm bin. Vermiculture projects are so fun and easy and put composting on overdrive. Apartment dwellers and small-space gardeners rejoice and stay organic.

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Let Worms Compost Your Kitchen Scraps

Let Worms Compost Your Kitchen Scraps

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Worm composting (vermicomposting) has to be one of my favorite gardening topics in the world. There are so many good reasons to keep red wigglers in the kitchen or by the back door, munching and crunching on your kitchen scraps that it’s hard to know where to begin.

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How to Build a Kitchen Garden From Scratch

How to Build a Kitchen Garden From Scratch

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Formal design, lots of structures, and exuberant plantings add up to a lush, generous garden.

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Constructing a Copper Pipe Trellis

Constructing a Copper Pipe Trellis

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Design a trellis to support your climbing plants, then build it using copper pipe from the hardware store.

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Build an A-Frame Tomato Trellis

Build an A-Frame Tomato Trellis

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This freestanding structure can be taken apart and stored over the winter.

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Video: Frequently Asked Square Foot Gardening Questions

Video: Frequently Asked Square Foot Gardening Questions

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Patti Moreno and Mel Bartholomew answer some of the basic questions about square foot gardening that have been emailed to us over the years.

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Try Soil Bag Planting for No-Dig Beds

Try Soil Bag Planting for No-Dig Beds

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Is anyone out there in a hurry? Are you working three jobs, have seven children, or on your way to a fire? This no-dig planting method is the fastest way to a vegetable garden – a soil bag can...

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Video: Build Your Own Self-Watering Seed Stand

Video: Build Your Own Self-Watering Seed Stand

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Here's how to save money and get your garden started for pennies, with thousands of seedlings during the gardening season.

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Video: Mini Hoop House for your Raised Garden Bed

Video: Mini Hoop House for your Raised Garden Bed

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It doesn't matter where you live, you can have a veggie garden even before the last frost date!

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Extend the Seasons with a Cold Frame

Extend the Seasons with a Cold Frame

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Cold frames are basically very short greenhouses sans the heat. They are mostly used for extending the season in one direction or the other. They are one of the handiest tools around for helping...

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Video: How to Build a Raised Bed

Video: How to Build a Raised Bed

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Building a raised bed is a simple way to get started gardening. This video shows you how.

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Build Your Own Raised Beds

Build Your Own Raised Beds

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Get more food from better soil with less water with raised beds. Landscape designer Linda Chisari shares her design (and materials list), along with advice on sizing and adding a convenient irrigation system.

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Build a Potting Bench

Build a Potting Bench

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In the heart of every gardener grows the desire for a potting bench. This original design is fairly simple to build yourself, or you can hire a carpenter to build it for you.

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Video: Build a Rain Barrel

Video: Build a Rain Barrel

Reduce run-off problems and save money on your water bill and avoid community watering restriction by collecting your own rainwater in this easy rain barrel. Your plants will like the natural water without irritating additives like fluoride or iron.

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Video: The Winter Vegetable Garden

Video: The Winter Vegetable Garden

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Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, shows you how to extend your gardening passion into the colder months by creating a micro-climate to grow carrots, oregano, parsley, mustard greens, arugula, cabbage, broccoli, chard, and kale.

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