How To Grow an Avocado Tree From Seed

Call them ahuacatl, avocaat, abogado, avocatier, agovago pears or alligator pear, from guacamole to sushi, the world over has enjoyed avocados in a variety of ways. Once considered to have an aphrodisiac effect in many cultures, avocado growers put a lot of effort into dispelling this reputation to increase its popularity. From guacamole to sushi,…

HOW TO GROW ORGANIC CARROTS

Backyard gardening is a great way to bring wholesome, nutritious fruits and vegetables into your home. You can choose whether to grow organically or not, raise non-GMO foods, and even grow a few varieties of one kind of veggie if you want. One of the easiest vegetables to learn to grow organically are carrots. I…

WHAT TO PLANT IN YOUR SPRING GARDEN

Spring is in the air and that means just one thing – planting a Spring Garden! I don’t know about you, but it is one of my favorite seasons! Seed and plant catalogs have been poured over and. like last year, we will be doing quite a bit of square foot gardening and stepping up…

Growing Cauliflower in Containers

Planting cauliflower in containers It is important to plant the variety that fits the season and climate you are living in. Cauliflowers can be planted anytime in frost free climate when the temperature is in the range of 50-85 F (10 C to 30 C). At the time when heads are maturing, the ideal temperature…

How to Grow Fruit Trees Indoors

Whether because of the weather or just because you don’t have space in your backyard, growing fruit trees indoors is very much a possibility. There are a few things to be aware of in order to grow a strong and healthy tree, but it can be just as effective as growing a tree outside. Here…

Top 8 DIY Garden Lantern Projects

With the weather warming up, it’s time to prepare your backyard for all the late night parties and dinners you’re going to have. And an essential part of those get-togethers is the lighting. You want something effective, but also unique and stylish. Here are some great ideas for backyard lantern projects this year! Jars Jars…

Up cycled Tire Planter

Want a great conversation piece in your garden that will appeal to male and female alike? Try up cycling an old tire into an unexpected piece of art that is perfect in your back yard garden retreat. This eco-friendly conversation starter will add colour and charm to any outdoor space!   A balanced mix of…

DIY BACKYARD POND & LANDSCAPE WATER FEATURE

This is a project I have wanted to do for several years and this past summer, I decided it was going to get done. Most of my delay over the years in completing this project was the cost. As I suspected, when I got a few estimates, they ranged from $4,000 to $5,000. Of course,…

How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs Enjoy home-grown summer flavor all year by learning how to dry herbs! Find various methods and helpful tips for how to dry fresh herbs, and how to make a fragrant fire starter after drying fresh herbs. For thousands of years, drying was the only way to keep herbs from spoiling. It’s…

outdoor planter projects

With every new growing season comes the need for outdoor planters… and we’ve rounded up some unique planter tutorials for every gardener, whether you want a traditional window box, or an up-cycled art piece. Most of these outdoor planter projects have complete instructions, so check them out, pick one or two, and plan some garden…