Do it yourself Pallet Greenhouse

Having a greenhouse can be an invaluable tool in your garden, as it opens up many different growing possibilities, and can be a huge season extender in areas where the number of good growing days is limited. Greenhouses make it easier to get new seedlings started and help to protect plants from spring and fall […] Read more »

Cold Frames and Hot Beds Difference

Some great info on the difference between Cold Frames and hot Beds from the   To get the most out of a garden, you can extend the growing season by sheltering plants from cold weather both in early spring and during the fall. Very ambitious gardeners harvest greens and other cool-weather crops all winter […] Read more »

Make Your Own Coldframe for winter gardening

This has given me a few ideas of my own, one of the pictures in this article shows using hay bails which could then be ploughed in your soil come spring when your done with your cold-frame A cold-frame is one of the easiest ways to extend your growing and harvest season.  A coldframe—simply an […] Read more »

Season-Extending Techniques for your garden

I’m trying to keep my tomatoes alive, plastic helps. I also saw a product at our local hardware store that you spray on plants and it helps them to withstand lower temperatures. Few gardeners are content with the length of their growing season. In the far North, there’s barely enough time to ripen tomatoes or […] Read more »

13 Fastest Growing Vegetables

Not all vegetables take from spring from fall to mature.  If you’re getting a late start on your home garden or live in a region with a short growing season, fear not.  There are many healthy, delicious vegetables that are quick to harvest. Here are the 12 fastest growing vegetables to get your garden jumpstarted. […] Read more »

Build a chicken house in a day

Neat idea from  Anita Evangelista at We built our chicken house for around $200. We could have done it for less if we were dedicated scroungers. Three of us put up the 7×18-foot structure in about four hours. For four years it has withstood heat, rain, snow, hail, and high winds, and at various times has […] Read more »

Winter Gardening in Utah and Idaho

This is something I really need to consider, two reasons I usually have a lot of vegetables left when it starts freezing and I’ve ran out of bottles to can what’s left.  (Why do they call it canning when you use bottles) and I’ve ran out of freezer space, I guess that’s 3 reasons. Cool weather vegetables […] Read more »