How to Make Your Own Bicycle Generator

You can generate your own electricity with a simple bicycle generator. The first time I heard about generating power by pedaling, it was how some parents required their kids to do an at-home spin class on their bike hooked up...

Pyramid Planters – 3x the Food in 4 Feet of Space

Vertical Gardening for More Yield in Less Space What about a living salad bar or strawberry patch right on your deck or patio? We love the idea of plant tower gardens such as this cool pyramid planter, where you can...

A Backyard She Shed Project for Wilma

Last year ... when ”she sheds“ were all the rage. 87 year old Wilma Renshaw decided she wanted a backyard shed... or something close. She already had a darling little "cottage" with a loft, but it wasn't quite big...

10 Best Deer Repellents to Keep Deer out of the Garden

How to keep deer out of the garden. Back in the day when we had a landscaping business in Asheville, NC, one of our Biltmore Forest customers asked us to do something about the deer destroying her prized hostas and...

Best Food Dehydrators for Drying Your Garden Harvest

Humans have been preserving food for eons. Since before 12,000 B.C. according to archaeological findings. Ancient humans preserved food through sun and wind in temperate climates and through freezing in colder climates. Canning, which is the most common preservation method...

A Plant Tower that Can Grow 50 Plants in 4 Sq. Ft.

Vertical Garden Tower and Composter for Indoors or Outdoors We love the idea of the Vertical Garden Tower and Composter for indoor growing in winter, and on the deck or patio for summer to keep herbs and microgreens at hand year round....

Weeds are the Language of the Soil

What Your Weeds Reveal About Soil Have you ever noticed how some weeds grow in one area and not another? It turns out you can learn quite a bit from listening to your weeds! Now we've written a lot on how so many...

Soil Sample Tools and Timing

Fall is a Great Time to Test Your Soil For many garden enthusiasts in the Northern Hemisphere, the arrival of Fall means the growing season is on the wane. It's a perfect time to assess the performance of your crops...

Litter Bugs – Another Kind of Yard and Garden Pest

Wow!... Litter Bugs should be extinct by now, right?! When I was growing up in the 60's, normal, middle classed people would toss trash out of the car window without giving it a second thought. Now, most of us are—thankfully—more...

BEST Pickup Truck Bed Tie Downs

Anyone who has every loaded a truck bed or trailer knows the fear of seeing things flying out or sliding out once you pick up speed on the road. So what's the quickest and simplest truck bed tie downs for securing your pickup...