10 Frugal Automatic Watering Systems Your Potted Plants Will Love

Are you heading out of town for a few days and need a way to keep your plants watered? Would you like to find an economical DIY option? I have you covered! I’m going to bring you some of the easiest and most affordable DIY automatic watering systems available. I’ll also share a few of …

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Growing Poppies for Decorative Seed Pods, Spice, and Beauty

I've been a culinary herb gardener for most of my adult life. For the past few years, though, I've been expanding beyond herbs and mastering the art of growing spices. To me, spices are a bit more challenging than herbs because you have to grow the plants longer to get a harvest. Many times, it's …

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Carbon to Nitrogen Compost Calculator: Create the Perfect Compost Pile

Do you want to create a perfect compost pile? Well, according to the USDA, the ideal carbon to nitrogen rate for optimal microbial action in a compost pile is between 20:1 and 40:1, with 24:1 being the absolute sweet spot. So, you can either build a pile and hope for the best… or, you can …

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Edible Schoolyard NYC Brings Gardens To Low-Income Schools

Greenhouse at Brooklyn school garden Imagine a school where inner-city kids spend part of their day in a garden learning to grow and cook organic foods. Sounds pretty amazing, right? Edible Schoolyard is an organization that makes that happen. In Brooklyn, they transformed this elementary school parking lot into a thriving half-acre organic farm. The …

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10 Natural Fly Repellents To Help Rid Your Home Of Flies

Using natural fly repellents can be effective to rid your home of flies. Before we get started with the list of natural fly remedies, it’s important to note that you must identify the exact species of fly you’re dealing with before you can get rid of it. You have to know your enemy, right? The …

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16 DIY Salad Table Ideas to Get Fresh Salad With Little Garden Space

Do you live in a smaller area and assume you can’t grow much (if any) type of garden? You may not be able to grow large quantities or even larger vegetables, but you should be able to produce something. Salad tables are becoming quite the rage. They allow people to have a little garden – …

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