Tag: garden

Building A Hugelkulture

With any land purchase there will be large amounts of land clearing needed for a home site, driveway, and for a garden.  The Austrians developed a self-fertilized garden method that requires minimum irrigation called a Hugelkulture.  This structure is used in permaculture and will be used extensively in our gardens for soil-building and to use [Continue]

Working in the Garden is actually fun

This weekend saw a lot of changes to the garden so I’ll get started on the happenings for everyone. If you didn’t see the tutorial on how to make tomato cages please be sure to check it out here.  We ended up making 28 cages from the galvanized wire mesh but we are 3 short [Continue]

How to Build Tomato Cages

The post this week will be about my tomato cages.  Now, I didn’t come up with this method for tomato cages but it has worked well for me over the years.  The cages are very sturdy and allow harvesting of your ripe tomatoes easier than ever. The purpose of a tomato cage is to simply [Continue]

Garden Blog status….finally

I’m sorry to all of my readers for being MIA the last month or so.  I have been busy with my wife’s new business venture, Twisty Stitches – Arts & Crafts with a Twisty Stitch!, and have totally neglected my own blog. Don’t worry though, I have not forgotten to plant my garden or spend [Continue]

Down for the count

It’s been a little over a week since my last post. I have a pretty good excuse for slacking in my posts. I have been attacked by the flu bug and have really had no interest in getting online to write anything for the last week. I don’t want anyone to think that I have [Continue]

Meet my neighbors

Hello all, We have been debating whether we should move the vegetable garden that we built next to the swimming pool to a larger area outside of the safety of the fence.  If you have been following this blog then you are probably already aware of the nice raised beds that we built last Spring [Continue]

Fine Gardening Videos from The Home Vegetable Gardener Blog

There are some great gardening videos on the FineGardening.com website that I would recommend to anyone who has a home vegetable garden.  Along with the videos, they have hundreds of articles from preparing your garden soil to growing exotic vegetables.  Check out the videos here.  I would recommend the How to Prune Tomatoes video to [Continue]

New website for The Home Vegetable Gardener is Live

I just wanted to let everyone know that the new website for my blog, The Home Vegetable Gardener, is now live and on its own domain.  Please update your bookmarks to http://www.thehomevegetablegardener.com so you don’t miss anything.  Please sign up on the new site to continue getting emails from my blog. I will also be [Continue]

Waiting stinks!

So my wife and I are buying a new house, well, a foreclosure actually.  But it will be new to us.  The problem seems to be the time it has taken for this process to get completed.  It’s still not completed and my patience is wearing thin, very thin.  We started this process in October of LAST [Continue]

Community Gardens

According to the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA), there were 20,000 community gardens nationwide in 2010.  With the economy still in decline in the US, I would guess this number has grown considerably.  If anyone is interested in forming a community garden in their area, the ACGA offers some tips on starting a community garden. [Continue]