How to build a compost heating system

Compost Heating System Samples

Do you need an extra source of heat for your home during the winter? How does a free heating system that comes with rich soil for your garden sound? :) Create a heating system while composting! This method is known as “Jean Pain Composting” or “Jean Pain Method” as it was invented by a French farmer named […]

Trellis and raised garden box combo

Having a small backyard shouldn’t stop you from growing any kind of produce that you want! There are plenty of solutions for backyard gardening but a trellis and raised garden box combination is a very efficient example, especially for anything that likes to climb or needs support. Cucumber, snap peas, green beans, tomatoes… ah, just think about that fresh, great tasting, organic food you […]

5 Gallon Self-Watering Tomato Container

Gallon Bucket Tomato Container Garden Featured

Here’s another great idea that makes gardening possible for busy owners. Are you one of them and you want to grow some tomatoes? Then this is definitely for you! This container garden is a watering system that can take care of your tomatoes for 2-3 days straight. It’s great to have if you constantly forget to […]

Growing potatoes in buckets the no-dig way

No-Dig Potato Buckets

We know that potatoes can easily be grown in a single bucket. BUT you can make harvesting easier too by using two buckets instead of one! It’s simple yet very effective. A windowed inner bucket allows you to have better access to your produce. No need to dig out all the soil in your container just to make […]

Build a straw bale greenhouse!

Straw Bale Greenhouse

A greenhouse made from straw bales? It’s certainly interesting but many would be doubtful about this idea. Yes, it’s affordable (even money-saving for some), environment friendly and provides good insulation. But is it strong enough? The good news is a straw bale greenhouse is just like any other construction project – it could either be a disaster or […]

DIY Concrete Garden Bed Brace

Growing your own produce is a great way to cut on food costs. Building your own raised garden bed is a perfect start. However, you will find that through years of gardening, you’ll have to replace the end boards of your raised bed due to rotting. These corner braces made from concrete are the solution. […]

How to build a spud box and grow potatoes in four square feet

Spud Box Main Image

Nothing beats fresh, healthy food every day at the dining table. Store-bought vegetables simply can’t match the flavor of homegrown produce. Vine-ripened tomatoes have a fuller flavor. Homegrown squash is without scratches. Leaf lettuce is perfectly crisp. Basil is fresh and aromatic. The list goes on. Aside from making sure the whole family is well-nourished […]

How To Build A Double-Decker Drum Composter

Double-Decker Drum Composter

Making compost is a great way to reduce your household waste and improve your soil quality at the same time. This double-decker drum composter is a sturdy, rodent- and rot free container for all your compost. And it allows you to easily turn your compost which helps it breakdown faster. Click on any image to […]

Grow potatoes with a hay bale garden

Hay Bale Potato Garden

It’s hard not to love easy, alternative gardening ideas. What we really love about this potato garden idea is that it requires almost none of the common garden setup – not a ‘proper’ garden area or soil, not a lot of space and not even a hoe or a tiller! Are potatoes a regular ingredient at your dining table? This is […]

Make your own potato grow bags

Potato Grow Bags

Potato grow bags or tater totes offer no-dig convenience and help a lot in growing your own, good quality spuds! You can buy potato bins from stores, but you can save more or have more potato grow bags for the same cost if you DIY… Making your own potato grow bags is very easy and it brings a […]

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