Category: Build

Garden In Minutes

Let me start off by acknowledging that this post is both personal, and promotional. If you’re not interested in either, you can just skip reading it. I’ve always loved to talk about gardening with...

Moving a Square Foot Garden

Moving a Square Foot Garden

Carrie, a reader from Georgia shared the following story and pictures: I have 12, 4×4, SFG boxes and several border rows. We moved to North GA 4 years ago and built our Square Foot...

Building a PVC Light Frame Kit

Okay, this isĀ embarrassing. I have been using grow lights to start my seeds indoors for years. I’ve done all sorts of things to hang the lights from the ceiling in my unfinished basement, including...

All About Soil

Soil is probably THE most important component of a successful garden. When it comes to soil, there are many options, each with it’s benefits and drawbacks. Here I will outline some soil choices, and...

My Mix (Modified Mel’s Mix)

I’ve had some questions and confusion about Mel’s Mix vs. my suggestion for Modified Mel’s Mix (My Mix) vs. other garden soil options. I’ve decided to write specifically about each choice. Go here to...

Elevated Gardening Boxes

For some, traditional gardening is too labor intensive and physically demanding. Raised bed gardening, including square foot gardening, is a great solution. There is little hoeing, weeding, tilling, and toiling. However, those with physical...

Another source for purchasing raised garden beds

Another source for purchasing raised garden beds

Thanks to Thomas for the heads up on this opportunity to purchase raised beds at Sam’s Club. To see other options, check out these posts on buying vs. building garden beds, and a raised...

Irrigation–Watering Your Garden

There are many options for watering your garden. Here are the pros and cons of each method. Bucket Here is the simplest method of watering your garden–a bucket of sun-warmed water with a cup...

Where to Buy Vermiculite

Vermiculite is an important ingredient of Mel’s Mix, the gardening soil I use in my square foot garden. It is particularly helpful for square foot, container, and raised bed gardens. Some of the most...

How To Build Tomato Cages

After buying the supplies and building these myself, I have updated instructions on how to build tomato cages. The old way I suggested used zip ties, and required much less cutting. However, it required...