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The Indestructible DIY Tomato Trellis

I’ve finally found it:  A tomato trellis that won’t blow over or collapse under the weight of my tomato plants.  And it’s made from common materials from the hardware store and uses just a few common tools.

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So God Made a Farmer

This site is called “The Petite Farmstead,” and I occasionally call myself a farmer.  But I’m not a real farmer.  I love growing things, especially food, and my garden is much larger than average, but I am no farmer.  I have the joy and privilege of living amongst real farmers and ranchers, and they are […]

DIY Grow Light for Seedlings

How to Build an Easy DIY Grow Light for Seedlings

Have you ever started your growing season with glee, only to be disappointed by spindly, weak seedlings? Don’t give up!  You might be missing one critical factor in your seed-starting process: light.  You can fix that problem by building an easy DIY grow light for seedlings.  Simple, affordable parts from your local hardware store will […]

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Make Your Morning Coffee More Fun

Creature Cups by Yumi Yumi give you an extra jolt with your morning coffee — but it’s not from caffeine!

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Helpful Resources for Seed Starting & Spring Garden Planning

Garden planning can be daunting, especially when you’re a newbie.  What to plant?  When should I start it indoors?  When to transplant?  What the heck is an average last frost date?  These resources make it easy to know exactly what you should plant and when for your region.