My Home Built Solar Food Dehydrator

food dehydrator

After reconsidering the plans for a solar-powered food dehydrator – which originally consisted of a drying rack built into the roof of the conservatory, we have now built the new and improved version and we have to say after trying it out, that it does a fantastic job! We already have an … Read more

Straw Bale Gardening

Straw Bale Gardening

We decided to include a page on straw bale gardening because it is another practical and useful option. It provides abundant growing possibilities with minimal maintenance and can save you a fortune on buying compost and raised-bed construction materials. Straw bale gardening is excellent if you have a water-logged area of your … Read more

Saving Water for the Garden Not Just a Case of Convenience

water butts

My second 58-gallon water barrel arrived the other day, making our saving water efforts a lot easier. One of the things we’ll be doing a LOT in the peak growing time is watering. Rainwater as far as we’re aware is a lot better than tap water for the plants, so having a … Read more

Designing a Container Garden for Growing Food

Container gardens in any setting can be simply fabulous, and designing a container garden for your own needs can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. People with small gardens or limited space tend to favor container gardens for good reason. There are some big advantages and … Read more

Your Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas and Planning

Vegetable Garden Layout

Planning is everything! Organizing your vegetable garden layout will be a key factor in getting the maximum yields, especially if your growing area is limited. Here are some ideas and sketches to consider for your vegetable garden layout ideas. The Right Location The right location is absolutely everything. It will mean the … Read more