Simple Start: Home Gardener’s Seed Collection

Are you overwhelmed when it comes time to pick out seeds to start your home garden? Check out the Home Gardener’s Collection from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds: 20 packets of heirloom seeds + a garden planner for $40.


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.


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 […]

Creature Cups by Yumi Yumi

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!