Gardening: Bird Netting for Berry Bushes

Protect You Berries
 Keep the Birds Out and Your Berries In! Growing season is fully in bloom in Southern Idaho, and I am getting excited about the berries in our box! However, last year we only were able to harvest a hand full of delicious & fresh strawberries because the birds loved them as much as we do. So this year I want to be a step ahead of them by putting up a bird net! This was a simple and frugal DIY gardening project! Protect your berries and put up …
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Deep Root Watering in Your Garden

Deep Root Watering Milk Containter
Use an Old Milk Container to Water your Garden I have found there are different options for deep watering, and today I want to share with you how to use an old milk gallon jug to help your plants get the water they need! It's a simple, fast, and frugal solution that you can do while you finish up planting your seeds and seed starts. If you are concerned about the plastic milk jug being used, you can also use a glass bottle instead; it will …
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Planting in May & Vertical Gardening

Planting in May and Vertical Gardening
Planting in May & Growing your Garden Vertically!   Now that May is here it's time to plant broccoli, lettuce, carrots, chard, peppers, tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, squash, melons, and pumpkins! The weather has been warm this week and motivating me to get out and plant my garden and get these seeds & starts in the ground! The first/second week of May Outdoor Planting:  broccoli, lettuce, carrots, chard, peppers, tomatoes, and …
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Gardening Tips: Growing Potatoes (Part 1)

Tire Potatoes Pinterest
 Frugal Gardening - Grow Potatoes in Old Tires There's something special about growing your own food. In years past  I have loved going out to the garden as I prepare dinner and pick fresh herbs, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and more! Personally, I think that garden fresh veggies taste more vibrant and are just fun to grow. So, this year I decided that I want to try growing potatoes since my family loves them baked, mashed, as a salad, in …
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Mason Jar Herb Garden

Mason Jar Herb Garden Pinterest
Grow Fresh Herbs on your Windowsill! I love having fresh herbs on hand to cook with - and this year I made a mini Herb Garden using leftover Mason jars from canning I did earlier in the year. This is an easy DIY project you can do yourself, and you'll love being able to snip off what's needed for your favorite recipes! Supplies needed: Wide Mouth Mason Jars Soil Herb seeds or starts from a local nursery Chalkboard stake & chalk …
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Garden Tip: Reusing Items for Gardening Tools

DIY Garden Tools Pinterest
Reuse and Recycle Materials for Your Garden! Over the past few weeks I have been busy at Lowe's getting compost, soil, and tools for my garden to fill in some low spots of the garden boxes. While I was there I wanted to find a small watering can for my kids so they could help with the watering, and also find an easier way to pour plant food and seeds. Unfortunately, I didn't find exactly what I needed or it was quite expensive....so instead I …
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Garden Tips: Pruning Raspberries & Box Cleanup

Pruning Raspberries Pinterest
It's time to Prune Bushes & Clean out Boxes!! Spring is here and the trees, fruit bushes, and flowers in my yard are getting ready to bloom! So, this is the week...I'm headed outdoors and ready to help with berry bushes growth and dig in the dirt to get everything ready to transplant veggie starts that have been inside! This week we're working on Pruning Raspberries and cleaning out the Garden Area/Boxes. (I got a very late start on …
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Greenhouse For Less Than $100?!?

how to build a greenhouse
Have you ever thought about getting a greenhouse? How about building one? Fab gardener Dana shows us how! {Pin This} This winter, I decided that I wanted to try to build a greenhouse for our garden. The growing season here in central Oregon is very short (we generally get our last freeze in mid-June) and I wanted somewhere other than my bedroom window to start plants from seed. And since I am frugally minded and like to upcycle as much as …
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Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Special Buy

Miracle Grow Aero Grow light
One thing I really miss in the winter months is all the fresh herbs, and veggies that in Summer months I get from my garden.  Then I saw these fantastic indoor Aero Gardens from Miracle-Gro on Walmart.com that would be perfect to put in my kitchen and grow a few herbs or fresh vegetables!  Plus, now is a perfect time to buy them because they are a special buy item! Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3SL with Gourmet Herb 3-Pod Seed Kit - $49.97 **Shipping …
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Wrapping up your Garden

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 Preparing The Garden for Winter: To-do's & Tips It's time to clean up up your seasonal vegetable and fruit garden. Here are some tips and Garden to-do's on how to weed and thin out your garden, prune back berry bushes, and add nutrients to your soil for over the winter. After a season full of planting, maintaining, and then enjoying your harvest, it is now time to wrap up another successful year! To-do's & Tips: I cut off all …
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