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Simple Solar Lights for Your Outdoor Areas

Simple Solar Lights for Your Outdoor Areas

This is really a simple project for your yard or garden and, as a bonus, you can make use of the Heritage jars from Ball that you have been admiring on your kitchen shelf. In the old days, you had to make solar lids yourself but enterprising people have determined that people like us will… Continue Reading

Staking tomatoes: Why you want to bother

Staking tomatoes: Why you want to bother

This is just a quick tip for you tomato-lovers out there. Your plants are probably getting pretty big (knock on wood) and you probably wish you don’t have to go to the trouble of staking them in some way. Really, it’s a lot of work to stake them and then you have a bigger clean-up… Continue Reading

Garden trellis ideas for climbing vines

Garden trellis ideas for climbing vines

Winter time is our time to work on our soil-building and garden structures here in California and so we are all about trellises right now. They won’t be covered in vining plants for many months but they will be ready. As you build your garden it is important to consider the needs of your future… Continue Reading

Buying and saving garden seed: Factors to consider

Buying and saving garden seed: Factors to consider

One of the most compelling reasons for growing your own fruit and vegetables is that you can use open-pollinated seed. An open pollinated seed can be saved from the new plant and used in the next season. Whether it is an heirloom variety (a subgroup of open-pollinated) or not is inconsequential. Open-pollinated seed has not… Continue Reading