How To Make a Garden Map!

Part of the Reclaiming the Backyard Project: How and Why Make a Garden Map

We recently made a small garden in the backyard and though it’s just starting to really take off, I’m already thinking about how to save seeds for next year.  I decided to make a small map of all the plants to make sure I… Continue reading

How to build fast, easy hoop house for your garden!

hoophouse finished


We put this hoop house together in about 2 hours.  One person can build it but it’s way easier if you have two, especially for the bending of the PVC and attaching the plastic.


Materials used:

  • (3) 6″ x 2″ x 10′ lumber, cedar is best
  • (1) 2″ x 4″ x 8′ lumber cut in (4)… Continue reading

Why should I clean the street gutter drain?

Clean Street Drain

Simply true – the basement your save will be your own, and your neighbor’s.  This is why we should clean out the street drains in front of our house.

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Starting Garden Plants Indoors

It’s time to start growing stuff! Spring is really just around the corner…

After this super cold winter, it is such a joy to start growing things.  Anything.  We did have a few miraculous warm days in the 40′s last week, but the temperature last night went back down to single digits and the ground here in SE… Continue reading

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