Things to Look For Every Time You Go To a Yard Sale or Thrift Store

Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 by Bret Fredrickson in Survival Gear, Survival News | Next time you head out to a yard sale, thrift store, estate sale, or anywhere else that has bargains, keep this list in mind. Sterling silver flatware — Even if you can only afford to buy a spoon or a […] Read more »

Epsom Salt Garden “Cheats” You Don’t Want To Miss!

I personally used some Epsom salts on my tomatoes this year and it did help them do better. There are many reasons to use Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) in the garden. It contains magnesium one of what growers call the “major minor” elements. It helps speed up plant growth, increase a plants nutrient uptake, deter […] Read more »

How to Build an Inexpensive Hoop-Style Greenhouse

Green houses are expensive but they can be built with minimum expense compared to the fancier ones and do just as good of a job for a lot less money. One of the most valuable assets in my garden is my Hoop-Style  greenhouse. It has allowed me to grow plants that I normally would not be […] 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 »

Harvesting Tomato Seeds

Nice information to have on hand. August 12, 2013 by Kristi As I mentioned a few weeks ago in my Harvesting Seeds from Your Garden post, saving seeds is one of my favorite ways to be sustainable. I love how from saving the seed to eating the fruit to saving the seed again brings us […] Read more »

Seed Saving Tips-Start with the Best

We’ve been saving our own seed for years now and that works out really well in that we know our peas, snow peas, beans, squash, etc. are adapted well for our northwest Montana growing climate, which is more than a little fickle and short.  The great thing about saving most seed is that it is […] Read more »

10 Weird Gardening Methods That Really Work

I like the one about growing in bales of hay even though those small bales are getting harder to find as a lot of farmers switch to the huge bales, they can still be found. There are so many different ways to garden that it would be hard to even list them all. We put […] Read more »

List of Garden Tools Every Gardener Must Have

Or Not. Great article from GardenToolCo. There is a lot of different tools out there and they narrow it down for you depending on what kind of garden you have. My personal favorite is the horseshoe, great for weeding. While some would tell you that there is some magic list of garden tools that every […] Read more »

The Bumblebee Life Cycle

I was reading somewhere about a person using bumblebee’s for use in a greenhouse sense the hive is much,much smaller then a regular beehive. It sounds like a way to save a little time. Here, we are going to take a look a the bumblebee life cycle. Bee life cycles vary, depending on the species […] Read more »

Bumble Bee Pollination in a Greenhouse

 Vegetable Crops and Bumble Bee Pollination in Greenhouse (HortReport, June 2002) Proper pollination is needed for optimal fruit set production. In the past, greenhouse tomato growers have relied on manual pollination, which can be very time consuming. Using bumble bees for pollination is an effective alternative and can completely replace manual pollination. In addition to saving […] Read more »