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Making an underground root cellar was my fall project for the year 2010.    This article shows step-by-step how it was designed and constructed,...

Making an underground root cellar was my fall project for the year This article shows step-by-step how it was designed and constructed, from the planning stage to the final result, including information on drainage, ventilation, and.

Homemade Non-Toxic Wasp Spray / Repellant : combine together in a squirt bottle 2 cups of water + 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil + 1 teaspoon of dish soap (optional); wait until early morning or late evening hours when it looks like they’re sleeping, then shake and spray! You might need to apply the solution twice, but they will fall to the ground and die within seconds. Talk about a natural remedy!

Homemade Non-Toxic Wasp Spray / Repellant : combine together in a squirt bottle 2 cups of water + 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil + 1 teaspoon of dish soap (optional); wait until early morning or late evening hours when it looks like they’re sleeping, then s

Root Crop Storage Bin- root veggies like carrots and beets will stay fresh all winter and even grow sweeter in this storage bin. Just fill with layers of damp sand or sawdust, alternating with layers of carrots or beets, and put in a cool, dark place. Potatoes, turnips and squash can go right in the bin without sand.

Root Crop Storage Bin- root veggies like carrots and beets will stay fresh all winter, just fill with layers of damp sand or sawdust, alternating with layers of carrots or beets, and put in a cool, dark place. Squash can go right in the bin without sand.

Multiply your store bought sweet potatoes - place 1 sweet potato in a bucket of moist soil. As slips (shoots) appear, pull out place them six at a time into 20 gallon buckets.  Wait 4 months, dump bucket, get 3 to 4 gallons of organic homegrown sweet potatoes per bucket.

Multiply sweet potatoes - place 1 sweet potatoes in a bucket of moist soil. As slips (shouts) appear, pull out place them six at a time into 20 gallon buckets. Wait 4 months, dump bucket, get 3 to 4 gallons of organic homegrown sweet potatoes per bucket.

Do a quick and easy mason jar soil test - know the composition of your soil

Know your soil - do a Mason Jar Soil Test. I did this years ago when I first started gardening. I ended up adding sand to my garden spot. I have had poor soil conditions for the last 10 years or so and have added organic material and composted material

Urban Farming: Man Grows A Million Pounds Of Food On A Few Acres In The Dead Of Winter With No Heating

Urban Farming: Man Grows A Million Pounds Of Food On A Few Acres In The Dead Of Winter With No Heating ~ Will Allen, one of my heroes

I HATE THESE THINGS - the only insect that will truly make me scream. How to organically control earwigs.

Nocturnal and somewhat creepy, earwigs have a bad reputation. But they clearly walk the line between beneficial insect and garden pest. Learn how they help—and how to keep them in check them if they get out of control.

Homemade Weed Killer I tried this at the seasonal....within 24 hrs the weeds were all brown in color and the leaves were curling!

Make Your Own At Home- Weed Killer - Weed killer- Vinegar, Salt and Dawn. I made a batch of this today and within hours the weeds were dead. It really worked. I am thrilled, because it is cheap, natural and easy

These are some good tips to building a raised-bed planter for your garden.

When you are assembling your garden boxes, it is usually a much better idea to use screws than to use nails - raised beds, raised garden bed, garden boxes, gardening raised beds