Protect plants from snails and slugs before they eat all the newly sprouted vegetable seedlings. This DIY cage, made very easily from hardware cloth, can give plants a fighting chance. This is an easily accomplished solution that really works. The cages can be moved around the garden to protect seedlings at different planting times. They can be reused crop after crop and year after year. Undo the corners and store them flat for the winter.
Building a simple and portable greenhouse can add three months of harvest to the vegetable gardening. The 6 x 8 foot greenhouse shown in this video is growing 50 beets, 12 Swiss chard plants, weeks and weeks worth of leaf lettuce, 15 kale plants, 40 parsnips, 40 carrots, weeks and weeks worth of spinach. Plant seeds in late December and start harvesting lettuce and spinach leaves in March. It costs about $75.00 in parts to make it.
Have you ever wanted to use your own garden soil to start seeds in pots? Starting seeds in your own garden soil can be economical and successful if your soil is pretty good and somewhat loamy. A few things you’ll find in this video can help you get better results.
How to construct a simple plastic cage around tomato plants that keeps squirrels out, but allows you — the gardener — easy access to the plants inside by un-clamping and rolling up panels of plastic fencing . . . and the parts store easily for use the next year!
Did you know you can make your own trellis netting for supporting flowers or vegetables in the garden? When you make the netting yourself, Continue reading