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Self-Reliance: Gardening

Lots of gardening ideas to help you enjoy the result of fresh home grown veggies.

Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Garlic

Harvesting, Curing, and Storing Garlic

How to Build a Wood Garden Box (via Food Storage Made Easy) Complete tutorial including pictures to help you make a gorgeous redwood garden box with top rails.

How to Build a Wood Garden Box | Food Storage Made Easy

Square Foot Gardening 101 (via Food Storage Made Easy) -- Everything you need to know to get started with your square foot garden this year!

Square Foot Gardening 101 | Food Storage Made Easy

DIY Greenhouse Design -- Definitely a project I need to get my husband to start on for me!

DIY Greenhouse Design -

How To Make a Natural First Aid Kit {These are some great ideas!}

How To Make a Natural First Aid Kit » Nature Moms

Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspaper. Good composting!

  • Lenea Martel

    I've done this before --- you have to put more than just one layer of paper... you need to put the ENTIRE section down - like the A section, then overlap it with the B section, etc. Just one page of newspaper and the grass will grow through... believe me!

  • Nancy Eldredge

    Thanks for sharing your comments about the paper thickness.

  • MamaChick

    I've done it too. Definitely need a whole section.

  • Sandra Sain

    It's easier to do than plastic. Lesson learned and my duh moment, don't do it on a windy day.. LOL

How to Make Plant Pots out of Newspaper (video tutorial included)

Food Storage Garden - Make Your Own Pots for FREE

Clever! The next time you have green onions (scallions), don't throw away the white ends. Simply submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny window. Your onions will begin to grow almost immediately and can be harvested almost indefinitely. We just use kitchen scissors to cut what we need for meals. I periodically empty out the water, rinse the roots off and give them fresh water.

Homemade Serenity: Putting Food By - Beef, Onions and Vanilla

Homemade insecticidal soap recipe! (from a CFL gardener)

Little Farm in the Big City: Homemade Insecticidal Soap
  • Summer Trent

    Ivory soap works like this too, my parents have used it for years to keep bugs off and the deer out of the garden.