The US Nation's Largest Recycling Program Earth Day We use Milorganite fertilizer, so we thought we'd share this with you. The origin of Earth Day, coincidentally, is home to the world’s longest-running and nation’s largest recycling program: Milorganite. But Earth Day and Milorganite...
Apple tree espalier

Small yard? Colder climate? Try espalier! Many people would love to grow fruit trees, but for the space it takes and the warmer climate and higher growing zones needed. Even dwarf fruit trees can take up a lot of space...

Do Squirrels Eat Tomatoes? You bet they do! We love animals, and watching the squirrels interact and play in our woodland yard is enjoyable. But... we hate that they eat our tomatoes. It's not that we don't want to share,...

Transform Used CDs Into Light Catchers, Windchimes and Bird-chasers Here are some crafty garden ideas for what to do with used CDs. And more than artsy, they're also functional. Helen Joe, from the Gardens All Facebook community says: "We hang them all...

Tomato Stakes Made of Wire and Bamboo Stakes We dedicate a lot of growing space to tomatoes in the GardensAll gardens. Most of them are being grown in straw bales, but we also have some growing in bags, self watering tubs, cinder...

"Cereus-ly" Worth the Wait By Sharon Hughes After four years, this amazing plant my sister gave me finally bloomed. Once. Well, the first flower, that is. Now there's a second bud beginning to blossom. It too, will give its all in...

Eat That Hedge! We love the concept of edible landscapes. For years we've only planted for beauty and aesthetics, mainly because we live in the woods where it's been too shady for a full on vegetable garden. But in the...
homemade clay pot watering system

Olla Irrigation What is an olla pot? Generally pronounced as OI-yah, or OY-ya, but also as AW-yah, and olla in English as OH-lah, Olla pots have been in use for centuries, from ancient Rome, Spain and the American southwest, the olla was...

A Soggy Saga Last year, we flipped from overhead sprinklers and a lot of hand watering over to using soaker hoses. We bought two kits online. They worked great and when connected to a reliable electronic timer, so much time was...

No Garden? No Problem! If you don't have a yard, or only have a small yard, no problem! You can still grow food! Okay, so it may not replace your produce bill at the grocery store, but it will give...