Monthly Archives: March 2015

How to Build a Woven Bamboo Trellis

When the sun starts shining those seedlings will soon be reaching up to meet it. Some plants have nice strong stalks to hold them up but others need our help. Peas, beans, and other vining vegetables need some sort of trellis to support their growth towards the sky. This project shows you how to easily build a bamboo trellis with only one material. Yep, you guessed it…bamboo!

How to Build a Woven Bamboo Trellis

As the only material is bamboo, the importance is what size poles you choose. Continue reading

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Frugal Gardening: Starting Perennials from Seed

I think everyone loves a nice mass planting. Mixed plantings look nice too, but it is hard to beat the statement of a mass planting. A whole bed of lilies, a whole bed of hostas, a whole bed of daylilies, or cone flowers, or rudbeckias, or phlox, or whatever. Maybe not all the same exactly hybrid, but all the same species.

But man, sometimes, gardening can be expensive. Even if you were buying them for $1 each (unlikely) or $5 each (more likely) you’re looking at spending hundreds of dollars to pull it off.

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However, if you have patience and a little equipment (or a nice south facing window) you can get those plants for a lot less. Continue reading

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Tastes of Summer – Tomato, Zucchini and Yellow Squash Bake

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The ol’ maters have had a rough year around here.

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Between the record breaking high temps and crazy random wind storms, they had a hard life this year.

Production is just starting to taper off so I’ve been trying some new recipes with them.  I happened to pick up a few zucchini and squash the other day.  Oh and basil. Continue reading

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