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For those of us who keep chickens, we know that if we do not keep tags on the feed the a lot of it can often get wasted. You can prevent wastage by building various types of feeders such as the diy no waste chicken feeder and the diy plastic soda bottle feeder. Yet another […]

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If you have a problem with space as well as invading grass in your garden, then I may have just solved your problem. We have built other trellises and raised garden beds in the past but we never thought to combine the two. When you do that you get this diy trellis raised garden box. […]

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I decided it was time to add a little bling bling to our garden. Personally I hardly have time to enjoy arts and crafts, but once in a while I do get a little time. The last project I worked on was the diy rope ottoman, which turned out awesome. Let us try these diy […]

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Yeap, you guessed right! Today is grow another exotic weird fruit in your backyard orchard day! LOL. Following successfully growing dragon fruit and most recently growing kumquats, it is only natural that we add more fruit trees. I did some quick research on how to grow custard apples, and I will be sharing that with […]

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Every plant in your garden was once a seed. If you do not know how to successfully get your seeds germinate and started, then you ultimately have no garden. In the past we have looked at diy egg shell seed starters as well as diy citrus peel seed starters. I found yet another option which […]

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For those of us who love truly gardening, we tend to be eager to learn the many different techniques that are available out there to use. Do you remember the hugelkultur raised garden beds and then the keyhole raised garden bed plans? Well, today I would like to share this ‘upgraded version’ the diy cinder […]

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Since we have a lot of space out back, I am really only interested in growing stuff indoors when they can’t be grown outside in my area. For example, when it comes to growing and also growing in containers. Did you also know that you can grow a lychee tree indoors? If you have seen […]

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Ok, it is time to expand the herb garden. After recently adding saffron and the bay leaf to our collection, I am always looking for more herbs to grow. Today I will share with you some of the research I did on how to grow lemon balm both indoors and outdoors. The scientific name is […]

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Well sometimes on the homestead, you get a little extra time to enjoy your hobbies. This is the time I use to try out fun stuff such as the diy simple outdoor bench and the diy rope ottoman. I saw these on Pinterest, thought they were cool, so now I am going to figure out […]

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You know what, this name is kind of misleading. I would not call this a melon at all, it is more of a cucumber. If you already know how to grow cucumbers in your garden , then you are definitely ready to start growing the African horned melon too. The scientific name is Cucumis Metuliferus, […]

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One of the activities we love doing as a family is going out in the woods and foraging for wild fruits. We actually learn a lot and take pictures of stuff we come across, that we may not be familiar with. I saw this diy berry picker idea online, which is going to make things […]

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Are you familiar with expensive herbs? So expensive that world renowned chefs use sparingly in their dishes which they normally charge an arm and a leg for. But do not worry you won’t have to folk out that kinda money to enjoy this herb/spice, because we are going to explore how to grow saffron in […]

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Have you ever tasted currants? If not, then you definitely must try them one of these days. We are already growing blackberries or strawberries and on our homestead. Yesterday afternoon I decided to do some research on how to grow currants and add them to our ever growing list of edibles. What I love about […]

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When I first started gardening, I really never used to bother with pruning my plants. Except for pruning tomatoes, I pretty much left all the other plants to grow in peace. Then my good old friend Suzy, taught me one lazy afternoon how to prune basil, I have never looked back. What are the advantages […]

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When it comes to making compost for our garden, I always welcome trying different methods and systems. In the past we have used the diy milk crate composter as well as the diy compost tumbler very successfully. Just the other day I came across this diy cinder block compost bin idea. You can literally just […]

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I know what you are thinking… oh no here we go again with the strange name fruits. LOL. Worry not this fruit is actually in the citrus family, similar to oranges, mandarins and lemon. So without wasting anymore time, let us look at how to grow kumquats. Surprisingly Kumquat trees is a very easy fruit […]

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We love collecting eggs from our chickens everyday, which you are used for various cooking recipes around the house. The problem with nesting boxes with a straw or shavings bottom lining is dirty and often cracked eggs. This diy easy clean chicken nesting boxes idea, maybe be just the solution you need. You do not […]

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I never miss an opportunity to add new herbs to our ever growing selection. Although this one has tree like characteristics it is actually a herb and is used as such. If you missed the headline, I am talking about growing bay leaf. The scientific name is Laurus Nobilis, and its origins are in the […]

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Gardening needs time for preparations, if you really want to have the best soil for you plants. Remember the 3 diy garden soil tests and the diy vegetable garden soil process. Well these are some of the things we need to do as gardeners to prepare your soil for planting. It does not matter if […]

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If you have a sweet tooth you will absolutely love today’s post. Unlike when we made homemade hot fudge recipe or homemade pancake syrup recipe this is actually 100% all natural ‘candy’. What am I on about? Well let us look at how to grow a medjool date palm from seed, so you can enjoy […]

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