DIY tips and tricks for making the most of your yard
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Do you have a woodlot in your backyard? Make the most of that land with this book on growing food and medicine in temperate forests - Chelsea Green
Permaculture Approach, Ken Mudge, Growing Food, Integration Permaculture, Farms, Steve Gabriel, Food Forests, Farming, Temperance Forests
Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests: Ken Mudge, Steve Gabriel, John F. Munsell: 9781603585071: Amazon.com: Books
Make the Most of Your Woods with Forest Farming - Chelsea Green
A little inspiration for your backyard garden - try making a path out of log rounds!
Trees Trunks, Old Trees, Gardens Paths, Tree Stump, Garden Paths, Step Stones, Trees Stumps, Gardens Pathways, Stepping Stones
Use an old tree stump to make a garden path.
stepping stones from old tree trunks!
Tree stump stepping stones
tree trunk segments instead of stepping stones. Genius! Garden pathway idea I would love at my house one day
Log path at Shrewsbury Flower show : Grows on You
Strawberry Cage. Nothing worse than the birds getting those ripe juicy berries before you do!
Gardens Beds, Gardens Ideas, Strawberries Patches, Good Ideas, Raised Beds, Strawberries Cages, Garden Plants, Deer, Gardens Plants
Garden idea for the back of our yard
I want a strawberry patch & work on Keeping critters away from garden plants with protective structures, preventing animals such as rabbits, dogs, raccoons, deer, from destroying vegetables and fruits
Strawberry Cage for raised bed ~ protect from birds squirrels and deer ~ great idea for my NH garden
Strawberry cage .....when you decide to do this I highly recommend that you make it larger then the actual garden bed.
Strawberry cage. Always a good idea when there are rogue deer and neighbors that don't properly contain their chickens...
Raised bed gardening layouts
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Raised Garden Bed Planting
raised garden layout | Raised bed gardening layouts
Ideas for raised garden or flower bed
Raised bed gardening ideas
Alternative Gardning: Raised bed gardening layouts
How to make a strawberry pallet planter - an easy diy project that leaves you with an attractive planter that could be used for strawberries or any manner of fruits, veggies, or flowers!
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How to Make a Better Strawberry Pallet Planter ~ Lovely Greens | The Beauty of Country Living - very complete
How to make a strawberry pallet planter - an easy diy project that leaves you with an attractive planter that could be used for strawberries or any manner of fruits, veggies, or flowers
How to Make a Better Strawberry Pallet Planter ~ Lovely Greens
Build a Wood-Fired Oven in Your Backyard. In this book excerpt ("From the Wood-Fired Oven" by Richard Miscovich) you’ll find a few general masonry design recommendations to get you thinking about how to turn your dream wood-fired oven into a reality.
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Wood fired outdoor oven
Chelsea Green: The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living
Off-Grid Electricity - DIY water wheel
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DIY water wheel = free electricity :D
Off-Grid Electricity - DIY Water Wheel - survivalprepper-joe.com
To ensure pollination of your raspberries, build a simple orchard mason bee house by drilling holes in a 4x4 and giving it a shingle-roof overhang. Secure the house to a sunny trellis pole, and the bees will come.
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Bee House on Raspberry Trellis. To ensure pollination of your raspberries, build a simple orchard mason bee house by drilling holes in a 4x4 and giving it a shingle-roof overhang. Secure the house to a sunny trellis pole, and the bees will come.
How to Grow Raspberries. (To ensure pollination of your raspberries, build a simple orchard mason bee house by drilling holes in a 4x4 and giving it a shingle-roof overhang. Secure the house to a sunny trellis pole, and the bees will come.)
How to Grow Raspberries | Fine Gardening
How to Make a Rain Barrel
Gardens Beds, Gardens Ideas, Water Gardens, Raised Beds, Rain Barrels, Homestead Survival, Diy Tutorials, Barrels System, Homesteads Survival
The Homestead Survival | How To Make An Amazing Rain Barrel System To Water Your Garden | http://thehomesteadsurvival.com
How To Make An Amazing Rain Barrel System To Water Your Garden How To Make An Amazing Rain Barrel System To Water Your Garden - DIY Tutorial It is very exciting to see people creating posts like this, sharing their journey and wisdom. Click below to see all of the detailed pictures showing you exactly how to make this happen. http://christinehennessey.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-make-rain-barrel.html
How To Make An Amazing Rain Barrel System To Water Your Garden; I like how these are set up to water garden beds.
Homestead Survival. Love this! Raised rain barrel next to each raised bed garden.
The New Me: How to Make a Rain Barrel
Use Bats To Combat Your Yard’s Mosquito Population
Gardens Ideas, Mosquitoes Population, Bugs, Small Ponds, Bats House, Body Weights, Bat Houses, Yards Mosquitoes, Bats Boxes
Bat box ~ bats can be an amazing form of organic pest control. A single little brown bat can catch and eat 1,200 mosquitoes sized insect in one hour, and a nursing mother can eat more than her own body weight, up to 4,500 insects in a single night! 1 But bats don’t stop at mosquitoes. Most bats are generalists, and will eat anything from moths to flies to beetles, including agricultural pests such as rootworm, cutworm, earworm and leafhoppers. And Kids (and adults) love to spot them!
Use Bats To Combat Your Yard’s Mosquito Population - the average bat eats around 600 bugs each night. Western Red Cedar bat house available at Amazon (link at this site)
To combat mosquitos---a bat box can hold up to 500 bats! If you have a small pond in your backyard, it will be a great source of water for them. They can catch their own food, often helping to control mosquito populations. When placing your bat box in just the right spot, your backyard will become bat friendly very easily.
Use Bats To Combat Your Yard's Mosquito Population - OhGizmo!
100′s Of Free Chicken Coop Plans
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A chicken coop in your back yard is always a good idea for fresh eggs :D
Links to Backyard Chickens Website...100′s Of Free Chicken Coop Plans. I found the idea for our old coop on here. This time we just sorta built. I'd love nearly any of these, so its just fun to look.
100′s Of Free Chicken Coop Plans...we really need to build something for Wyatt's hens
Herb Garden Chicken Coop
DIY Cheap Chicken Coop |Chicken and Poultry | Chicken Houses and Poultry Farms on the Homestead at pioneersettler.com
This is too cool - movable chicken coop + garden boxes
100′s Of Free Chicken Coop Plans | DIY Cozy Home
Raised bed gardening system
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Raised Bed Gardening System - love the little gates to keep the dogs out!
Raised bed garden inspiration. by SomeonespecialKim
Another backyard gardening idea
Raised Garden Bed. Perfect for a yard full of rabbits! Wish it wasn't so expensive...
Product: Raised-Bed Gardening System 8ft. x 8ft., Model# 6309
stained glass & wire
Glasses Wire, Wire Screens, Garden Art, Stained Glass Deer, Glasses Bottle Gardens Art, Wire Gardens, Wine Bottle, Deer Fence, Stained Glasses
Stained glass & wire screen for the deer fence.
stained glass & wire garden art. Maybe try some cut wine bottles etc?
Stained glass wire screen, even in a shady area it adds tone and textures and the light flickers from it.
How to graft the perfect fruit tree: 5 grafting techniques from The Grafter's Handbook by R.J. Garner
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I really really really want this book! R.J. Garner’s The Grafter’s Handbook is the classic reference book and revered encyclopedia (and the only one of its kind) on plant propagation by grafting, and has been favored by orchardists and gardeners since its first publication in 1947. Now revised and updated for a new generation by respected horticulturist Steve Bradley, the all-time classic is back and better than ever.Everything the dedicated amateur, student, and professional horticu
The Grafter's Handbook: RJ Garner: 9781603584821: Amazon.com: Books
The Grafters Handbook, 6th Edition:A classic grafters book.
How to start a traditional compost pile - from Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting by R. J. Ruppenthal
Compost Bins, Compost Teas, Green, Organic Gardens, Compost Pile, Wood Pallets, Veggies Gardens, Yards, Organic Food
compost pile in garden/ Organic Gardening
Compost pile. Sounds gross, but my coworker has inspired me! We WILL have a veggie garden someday...now, to find the time/motivation to start it...
Eat Healthy- Grow Your Own Organic Food – it is easy !!!
How to Start a Traditional Compost Pile in Your Yard : Chelsea Green
Compost Bin- How to use compost in your yard and why it works so well.
How to Compost - How to Make Compost Tea - Composting Tips - The Daily Green
compost bins, make with wood pallets
Weekend Project: How to Build Your Own Cheap, Simple Solar Oven - From The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit by Stephen and Rebekah Hren
40 Min, Weekend Projects, Simple Solar, Solar Ovens, Baking Cookies, Science Projects, Current Science, Chelsea Green, Diy Solar
Weekend Project: How to Build Your Own Cheap, Simple Solar Oven : Chelsea Green.... CURRENT SCIENCE PROJECT?
DIY solar oven
Like the solar oven I use, let me know if you need help. Bake cookies in 40 mins!
Did a tree fall down? Use it as a a bike stand. | 51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius
Fallen Trees, Trees Trunks, Ideas, Bikes Racks, Logs, Outdoor, Gardens, Bikes Stands, Diy
Repurpose a fallen tree into a bike stand - brilliant idea! We have bikes, we have a felled tree trunk still lying in the garden, we have a new bike rack!!
DIY Bike Stand - Already had this in mind...a great idea and a must make for us! No more bikes all over the driveway or garage... #DIY #BikeStand #Wood #Outdoors
DIY bike rack with log, great idea.
Plant lemongrass as a natural way to keep mosquitoes away. | 51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius
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Grow a sunflower house for the kids to play in. | 51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius
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Plant a sunflower garden in a circle
There are some amazing ideas on here
Grow a sunflower house for the kids to play in. | 51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius Can I have this PLEASE?
SUNFLOWER FORT. waaaaaaaant!!!!!
Build your own cold frame - From Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables From Your Garden All Year Long by Eliot Coleman.
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Building a small greenhouse
cold frames rock.
Build Your Own Compost Bin from Reused Shipping Pallets - From This Garden Is Illegal (with a tip of the hat to Planetsave.com)
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For Earth Day--How to make a compost bin using recycled wood pallets...
Up-cycled Wood Pallets DIY Compost Bin | A Less Than Perfect Homemaker
Build Your Own Recycled Pallet Compost Bin for $15 | PlanetSave
How to make a recycled wooden pallet compost bin
Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)
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Walipini, underground greenhouse for year round growing
Underground greenhouse for growing veggies year round outdoors
Interesting year round gardening idea
Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video) -- A walipini is a greenhouse that is built into the ground to take advantage of the more stable temperatures and thermal mass of the earth. Ranging from simple to elaborate, these structures allow you to grow all year long, in almost any climate on earth. Build your own, and take control of your food future!
"A walipini is an underground greenhouse that lets you grow food year-round.. What makes the walipini better than hoop houses and green houses? First, by locating the growing area 6’- 8’ underground you take advantage of the constant temperature of the earth below the frost level. Second, you can capture and store the daytime solar radiation in the surrounding earth which then radiates back into the greenhouse during the cold winter nights."
build an underground greenhouse for yearround gardening (~300 in materials costs)
Start a polyculture today, toss a salad tonight! It comes from Ianto Evans (co-author of The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage), by way of Toby Hemenway’s Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture.