If I ever gave anyone one tip of advice it would be this: At some point in your life grow your own food.
In our post about composting pet waste Homie Maria told us how she used dung beetles in her backyard to keep her dog’s poop in check. Of course we were all very intrigued, so Maria was kind enough to let us in on the dung beetle details. Including some other brilliant backyard hacks thought up by her gardening genius late husband…
I’ve always wanted a house near some body of water. Since our current home is in a subdivision and our house is situated in what I think is geographically a canyon, my husband Jared and I had to get creative. So we created what we call The Tuttle Aquatic Gardens. That’s just a fancy name for a pond made out of a bathtub.
If you’d like to attempt your own bathtub pond, here’s how!
Start seedlings in freshly-washed and lightly-bleached applesauce cups. Simply punch some holes in the bottom for drainage. They do not use much soil and can be reused.
We already know that Darth Vader can be useful in the kitchen. But did you know that Stormtroopers and Boba Fett can be just as useful in the garden? Derek (of Cute Fight-fame) uploaded this amazing find that he entitled “Meanwhile, on Endor…” to our Flickr pool.
I have been poking around and growing sweet potatoes in containers looks to be easy enough. So, I would like to do a potato box, too. But should we put that on our deck? or would the cement patio be better? What else grows well in containers? (In the Northern Mid-west?) I know we can’t put anything out until near the end of May, but when should we start the sweet potatoes? Or… you know… any other suggestions?