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How to prepare a raised vegetable bed. Easy....make sure you hire plenty of kids from the local nursery. :-) Put one layer of newspaper; couple sheets, wet with water, 1 layer compost ~ 10cm, 1 layer snowpea mulch ~ 10cm, one layer top soil ~10cm then repeat. You can use seed raising mix instead of top soil especially for last layer.

How to prepare a raised vegetable bed. Put one layer of newspaper; couple sheets, wet with water, 1 layer compost ~ 1 layer snowpea mulch ~ one layer top soil then repeat. You can use seed raising mix instead of top soil especially for last layer.

ECO Metal Composting Tool * Want to know more, click on the image.

Turning your compost material allows oxygen to speed up the process and this compost mixing tool is the perfect way to keep your compost bin well aerated.

SECRET Fertilizer :) My 'fertilizing cocktail' consists of mixing 1/2 bottle of cheap beer, 1 tablespoon of Epson salts, and 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion in a watering can (1-2 gallons). I do this to ALL my vegetable, flowers, and indoor plants. You will definitely notice the difference in a few weeks! Don't waste too much money on the beer. Cheapest still works great -- plants aren't picky! | protractedgarden

SECRET Fertilizer :) My 'fertilizing cocktail' consists of mixing 1/2 bottle of cheap beer, 1 tablespoon of Epson salts, and 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion in a watering can (1-2 gallons). I do this to ALL my vegetable, flowers, and indoor plants. You will definitely notice the difference in a few weeks! Don't waste too much money on the beer. Cheapest still works great -- plants aren't picky! | protractedgarden

The humble kitchen sponge can be used for more than just cleaning dishes and countertops. From making cake postcards to wedding ring holders, the fabulous sponge does a whole more than clean!

The humble kitchen sponge can be used for more than just cleaning dishes and countertops. From making cake postcards to wedding ring holders, the fabulous sponge does a whole more than clean!

Grandma's secret weapon for composting..pvc pipes w/holes..yes speeds up decomposition! Great idea!

Grandma's secret weapon for composting, PVC pipes with holes drilled, provide oxygen and make compost easy to turn - from Desperate Gardener.

17 DIY Easy Garden Projects | NewNist

Actually, a brick bottom cold frame.but yes, a sort of greenhouse. "You don't always need to build a big green house, why not try a mini greenhouse made from recycled bricks & windows"

making a herb spiral | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

4 Step Guide to Building an Herb Spiral. Lots of different designs ~ edible food herb gardening

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