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 […]

How to Make Your Own Tree Stump Planter

Tree Stump Planter

Removing tree stumps can be a very difficult task. If it’s not necessary to get rid of them in your area, why not turn them into planters instead? This planter idea is simple. All you have to do is hollow out the center to fill it with soil for your plants to grow in! You can put […]

How to make your own vegetable hod

DIY Veggie Hod

If you are growing various vegetables on your property, then a veggie hod is a necessity among your gardening equipment. And you can easily make one yourself! A veggie hod is a simple but very handy gardening item that makes it easier to harvest and bring vegetables to the kitchen! You can make a vegetable […]

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 […]

DIY Compost Sifter

This compost sifter will keep the course materials and debris out of your garden beds. You could also use it to sift garden mulch or even rocks out of the soil. The average gardener or DIYer doesn’t need a full-size motorized sifter. This is a great alternative as it is smaller, easy to build, and […]

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 […]