Winter Garden: Cold Hardy Winter Vegetables

Winter Garden: Cold Hardy Winter Vegetables

Each January and February, through our frigid Chicago winters, my only real plan is to sit by the space heater. Until recently, when I saw a photograph of a snow-covered cold frame filled with healthy green vegetables inside. I figured they must be in a more temperate...
Recycling- New use for an old beer can

Recycling- New use for an old beer can

So I’ve had a few bulbs sitting around for a few months now, just because I couldn’t find anything to put them in.  I knew I wanted it to be something different.  So I looked around today and went through a hundred pots, old shoes, coffee cups but nothing...
Plastic Bottle Greenhouse!

Plastic Bottle Greenhouse!

So this all started out today as I did some winter sowing.  While cutting milk jugs I wondered, could I adapt this into a indoor mini greenhouse?  Well,  I was all out of 1 gallon milk jugs, but I did have a cranberry juice bottle laying around!  So I washed out the...
Winter Sowing, AND Recycling.

Winter Sowing, AND Recycling.

Winter Sowing, AND Recycling -A few years back I decided to try and start sowing seeds while there was still snow on the ground!  So, I grabbed a bunch of different seed packages I had laying around from, many years before.  I grabbed a few old 1 gallon milk jugs, and...
Vertical Garden Ideas: the Pallet Garden

Vertical Garden Ideas: the Pallet Garden

So many great vertical gardens out there in so many styles, but my favorite has to be the pallet garden. Pallets are are so easy to come by in these parts, most garbage days you can grab one. The pictures have been floating around on the internet, but even with all of...