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A Young Mans First Garden

A Young Man's First Garden

My first experience as a gardening teacher and mentor to a young man.

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Fall Garden Planning & To-Do List

Fall Garden Planning & To-Do List

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With good preparation, you'll have a great Fall garden.

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Dye Easter Eggs in Natures Hues

Dye Easter Eggs in Nature's Hues

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This year, color your Easter eggs with dyes derived from garden vegetables, berries, coffee, tea, or spices. Learn the method, and get a recipe for a basic egg dye and an onion skin dye.

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DIY Heat Mat Speeds Seed Starting

DIY Heat Mat Speeds Seed Starting

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This festive lighted heat mat will help warm your seeds. It's inexpensive to build, and it can be sized to suit your seed flats.

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DIY Square Foot Garden Planting Templates

DIY Square Foot Garden Planting Templates

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These wood templates will save you a lot of time making evenly-spaced planting holes.

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DIY Raised Bed Seat

DIY Raised Bed Seat

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This “bed seat” will offer you more comfortable access to your raised beds, or simply let you enjoy what you’re growing.

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DIY Self-Watering Transplant Tray

DIY Self-Watering Transplant Tray

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This system will save you a lot of time watering your transplants.

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Whats In YOUR Bucket?

What's In YOUR Bucket?

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A good bucket (or two, or three) can be a loyal friend in the garden tool department.

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Start Composting, Bokashi Style

Start Composting, Bokashi Style

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In this video, I show you a way to set up and maintain a compost system using the Bokashi method.

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Raised Bed Pest Cover - Redux

Raised Bed Pest Cover - Redux

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With Fall planting right around the corner, it was time to re-cover my raised bed "defense system".

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DIY Seed Packet Storage Box

DIY Seed Packet Storage Box

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Here's a great way to organize your seed packets by the month. It's a great improvement over the "shoebox" method.

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DIY Food Scrap Digester/Composter

DIY Food Scrap Digester/Composter

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Here's an easy to make pest-proof food scrap digester/composter.

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DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis

DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis

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Here's an a-frame trellis design your climbing veggies will love you for.

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Round Those Leaves Up, Yall

Round Those Leaves Up, Y'all

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I've come up with a quick DIY project that will help you ''corral'' the great and FREE garden resource - leaves. I call it the Fall leaf collection bin.

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Cold Frame Gardening

Cold Frame Gardening

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A cold frame with a glass top can give you a 12-month growing season, even in Maine, and it's the easiest and most economical way to extend your harvest. Build the one described here, and you're on your way to fresh veggies year round.

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Video: How to Build Raised Garden Beds

Video: How to Build Raised Garden Beds

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If your soil isn't the greatest or you just don't feel like digging, raised beds can be a great solution for your vegetable garden. Watch this video to learn how.

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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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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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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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Build a Simple Cold Frame

Build a Simple Cold Frame

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This cold frame is a bottomless box topped by glass frames. With the materials list, a detailed plan, and instructions, you'll be able to build your own.

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