Raised beds, collecting rainwater as well. - perhaps tiered beds can have a French drain at the end that catches excess water run off from the rain. It would be a larger area to collect rain water and would only be extra If the other plants were all watered.
garden ideas Garden Bed Cover
How to Grow Beautiful Japanese Maple Trees
Spring Gardening is Coming! Here is How To Grow Organic Swiss Chard In Your Garden
Easy homemade garden / plant markers using stones. Longer lasting, re-useable, and adds pops of color to your garden! Sarah - you should make these!
Two years ago I made a huge gardening mistake: I didn't keep a garden journal. This simple mistake ended up costing me in the long run. Here's how you can keep a garden journal, making it the ultimate resource that will save you time and money year-after-year.
Growing peanuts at home
DIY garden fence: Unrolled the wooden fencing, placed the wire fencing on top, and stapled it to the wooden fencing. Make sure you put the smooth side of the wire on top, so you won't be scratched each time you reach in.
MiNiaTuRE FaiRY GaRDEN
Composting 101!!! Repin and make this a fun family project to do with the kids this summer!!!
Next winter I am going to cover my raised beds to solarize the soil and keep the weeds out. Never thought of that.
Composting Cardboard: Information On Types Of Cardboard To Compost Safely - Using cardboard in compost is a rewarding experience that makes great use of boxes taking up space. There are different types of cardboard to compost, so knowing what you are working with beforehand is important when learning how to compost cardboard boxes.
Fired Up - Gardener says she fills her raised beds with 3-4" of paper shred, then quickly burns it to kill the weeds. She said it did not leave a mark on the wood. I would top with cardboard afterwards for extra weed protection,
#Homestead - How to mulch a #garden with cardboard (I wonder if this is better than using newspaper?)
I am doing this...I have several areas in the yard I want to turn into flower beds but because of the clay it is a lot of hard work! Also, it would give me the winter to plan what I want to plant there. The easiest way to turn lawn into garden
Money Plants - I saw in a TED video that money plants produce a high amount of oxygen for their size. Four plants can provide enough oxygen for an adult to live. Because of this, these plants and some others are being used in inside work environments with lots of people to increase oxygen flow and efficiency. These make excellent inside plants - just be sure to clean off the leaves occasionally.
How to compost
Spring soil prep for the organic vegetable garden--Tips for using compost, and recipes for soil amendments (The Herbangardener)
Weird things you Did not Know you Could compost.
~links for addressing pest issues and for recipes, as well~
Have you ever heard of a garden that waters and fertilizes itself? We certainly had never heard of such a thing until last week when we stumbled across a short video showing women in Africa building a "keyhole garden." @Brynne MacDonald Stamatis This looks niffty!
How to Keep Worms in Your Garden
I did a fall soil prep last year and was converted Here's an ehow article called "How to Prepare Garden Soil in Fall for Next Year".
good to know... 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!