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Build A Moveable Straw Bale Cart

Build A Moveable Straw Bale Cart

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This cart allows you to have a moveable straw bale garden on a deck or patio.

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Wine Bottle Raised Beds

Wine Bottle Raised Beds

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We drink a bottle of wine or two per week on average - well, Himself drinks it - but anyway, I learned that GREEN glass is not recycled - at least in Michigan. We have extremely sandy soil, so...

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15 Herbs That Grow in Shade

15 Herbs That Grow in Shade

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Londoners often excuse themselves with the bad weather when you ask them "Why don't you grow your own vegetables or herbs in your yard?". This is not an excuse, though, because some herbs and veggies...

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7 things Ive learned this year and a mystery tomato plant

7 things I've learned this year and a mystery tomato plant

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My garden is back...bigger and badder than ever...but where did that tomato variety come from? And what the heck is it?

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Make a Lightweight Potted Garden With Less Soil!

Make a Lightweight Potted Garden With Less Soil!

One of my favorite "gardening accessories" is the Ups-A-Daisy planter insert that allows me to garden in large pots without filling them up with soil! Watch and let me know what you use to make your...

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MAY 1ST 2001 UPDATE OF HOOP HOUSE GARDEN PART 1 AND PART 2

MAY 1ST 2001 UPDATE OF HOOP HOUSE GARDEN PART 1 AND PART 2

I started my journey as first time gardener back in February of 2011.  Up until then I worked on my project preparing the land and building my enclosed hoop house for square foot vegetable...

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These Babies are Fun to Grow

These Babies are Fun to Grow

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The growing trend toward container vegetables has produced some new options for small-space gardening, like these Garden Babies.

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Why My Lettuce is in a Hanging Basket

Why My Lettuce is in a Hanging Basket

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So, we decided to do what any born and bred suburbanite would do; transplant the surviving lettuce into containers disguised as decorative planters - complete with flowers.

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Video: How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

Video: How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

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What's not to love about potatoes? They're tasty, require little maintenance to grow, and even produce pretty flowers. If you have the right container, you don't even need to plant them in the ground. Check out this video on growing potatoes in the most unlikely of places: a kitchen garbage can.

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Plant a Spring Container Garden

Plant a Spring Container Garden

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If you’re itching to start your spring planting, but the garden soil is still too wet to work, a spring container garden may be the perfect solution.

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How Much Space Do You Need For a Vegetable Garden?

How Much Space Do You Need For a Vegetable Garden?

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Not much. One thing is for sure, you absolutely do not need what is referred to as "land" to plant a vegetable garden. Not even close.

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Video: How to make drainage holes in a metal container

Video: How to make drainage holes in a metal container

Here's an easy way anyone can use to turn a galvanized metal container into a planter.

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Eggplant Topiary Revisited

Eggplant Topiary Revisited

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You really can grow eggplants in containers. 

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Growing Tomatoes in Containers: Dangerously Delicious

Growing Tomatoes in Containers: Dangerously Delicious

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Tomatoes are so delicious and so easy to work into just about every meal. I love them so much that I planted a few too many plants...and their location close to the kitchen makes it a little too easy to snap them off before they are fully ripe. But who can wait for fresh bruschetta!

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Video: How to Drip Irrigate your Container Garden

Video: How to Drip Irrigate your Container Garden

This has given me a whole new life! A little bit of Care free gardening.

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Alpine Strawberries

Alpine Strawberries

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Decorative & Delicious

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Growing Potatoes in a Laundry Basket

Growing Potatoes in a Laundry Basket

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I bought the laundry baskets at a local dollar store (I have 2 baskets). I filled the baskets with about 2" of soil & compost, then put a seed potato into each basket (each potato was cut...

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Eggplant Topiary

Eggplant Topiary

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I bought two eggplant seedlings and then decided to read about their "care and feeding".  According to Barbara Damrosch's "The Garden Primer", garden writer Nancy Bubel has recommended growing...

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Square Inch Gardening

Square Inch Gardening

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Someday soon, these little guys will grow up to be 5" heads of Garden Babies Butterhead lettuce from Renee's Garden seeds.  I need to be heartless and pluck a couple more out of the pot - I...

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