Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Plan to Plant - VERY EASILY!!

An extremely easy way to know when to sow your seeds

This blogpost is to show an easy, free way to schedule seed plantings using free internet sources.

These instructions were discussed in depth on One Yard Revolution’s Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG9QZE99poc


a.       Enter your zip code.       
b.      Make note of your “last spring frost.”

a.       Download the file on from that link.
b.      Enter your “last spring frost.”

After entering that date, take note of the recommended schedule to plant seeds either indoors or outdoors without cover, or with single and double covers.

Here is a screenshot of that sight to  show you the key places were to select and enter data.

I will be selecting which seeds to start sowing and when based on this tool.

Good luck and please share this helped or not.


Monday, January 22, 2018

Home Sweet Home - but omg, what happened to this blog?

I've not been home for most of the last two years. And I won't be home for at least one more. So when I got here just a few days ago - for a short "vacation," I couldn't help but be amazed with the beauty of this place. The drive from Texas to Utah felt short as I listened to a couple of my favorite podcasters. Those recordings motivated me to get back on track with my blogging.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Relocating Grow Bags to Better-Suited Conditions

This article is a follow-up to another about a lovely coffee table that we recycled into a table-tray. We put that table-tray on our second-floor porch to hold plants in grow bags and grow bag planters.

Recycling a Coffee Table to Get Porch Produce

Being budget-conscious can bring out our creativity. This pretty but broken coffee table was headed to the landfill. But instead, it serves to hold future produce. And what's great is it cost pennies to transform.

Friday, May 20, 2016

DIY Fence Planter Using Pallet Scraps

After using part of a pallet to make a huge grow-bag tray, I tried my luck at  making a planter for my fence using pallet scraps.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

DIY Pallet Grow-Bag Tray


Finding space for many grow-bags with individual trays can be daunting - especially on a tight budget. 

Monday, February 29, 2016

My Invention for Grow-bags | Intro to 4-Part Series on Permaculture Gardening

I can't "contain" my excitement about grow-bags! What a pun ;)

This morning I watched a you-tube of people in Cambodia using sacks to grow food.

The basics are universal. Plants need soil, water, nutrients, and aeration. In the case of the above you-tube, "cow dung" is used to fertilize. And a hollow stick is inserted in the middle to water efficiently and to aerate the plant.