Category: Garden

Companion Planting for Grapes

I’m a big advocate of companion planting.  A couple driving principles of Permaculture are “Integrate Rather than Segregate” and “Use and Value Diversity”.  If we’re going to try and implement those anyway, it makes sense to put some thought into

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How to Build a Rain Barrel Platform

If you are a Master Carpenter: You can go ahead and skip this post and find something more interesting on the interwebs…… maybe by visiting my full Site Index. 😉 You, Sir or Madam, are most definitely not me. After

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DIY Rain Barrel

Last time we discussed why You Want a Rain Barrel.  I even went on a little rant there at the end.  Yeah, you’re welcome. Now that we’re all hot and bothered and ready to roll, I’m here to provide a step-by-step

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Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

I was going to go with a Milli Vanilli inspired title, but I guess our “Toddler Radio” Pandora station won out.  Have to admit it’s been wearing me down… wearing me down in a glittery, high pitched, Sillies-Shaking-Out, psychological torture

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Make Your Own Seedling Soil Cubes

So I created quite a few Dirty Little Uteruses. Uterii? Polyuterus? Uteruseses? Hmmm… Who knows… let’s just get this thing started. Last time we talked about the DIY Grow Light Rack that is happily chugging along in one of our

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