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Super Frugal Gift From Your Garden

If you have gardeners in your life, what better gift than something from your own garden? If you have plants that go to seed, when you harvest them, put some seeds aside to make the perfect gift. I like to harvest my poppy seeds and lupin seeds as they are some of the most beautifulContinue reading “Super Frugal Gift From Your Garden”

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Using Toilet Rolls as Starter Cells

Did you know that you could use toilet rolls as seed starter cells? The shop bought ones can be pricey, and if you are planning on starting lots of seeds, this recycled version may work out better for you. All you need to do is cut the rolls in half and layer them in aContinue reading “Using Toilet Rolls as Starter Cells”

17 Uses for Fresh Mint

As I have mentioned before on this blog, I have many mint plants in my garden, and I harvest them all throughout the summer. I have done a post similar to this one last year, but I have many new ideas to add this year to help you make the most of any leftover mintContinue reading “17 Uses for Fresh Mint”

Repurposing a Basket into a Planter

Baskets can make cute little planters for the garden. They are also cheap in the charity shops, and I’ve managed to get some for free. There are a few tips to bare in mind when repurposing in this way, so I have included a small tutorial. You can find my quick IGTV video tutorial onContinue reading “Repurposing a Basket into a Planter”

Growing Seedlings in Egg Cartons

Cardboard egg cartons are not only a good shape for starting off seeds, they are also compost friendly. If you eat eggs they also work out as a free, and you can always ask family and friends to save their egg cartons for you. Simply fill each hole with compost, sow your seeds, and keepContinue reading “Growing Seedlings in Egg Cartons”

Can You Sow Out of Date Seeds?

Have you got a stash of seeds that you forgot to plant? Do the packets have a use by date that has expired? Don’t chuck them in the bin, check to see if they’re still viable. Yes, seeds have a lifespan, but the dates on the packet are just a guide. It is the manufacturerContinue reading “Can You Sow Out of Date Seeds?”

Frugal Growing Tips

I always get asked for vegetable growing tips. I only have a small vegetable patch, but I wanted to share some of the tips I have learnt to help you grow healthy vegetables. Sunflowers and Tomatoes are Best Buds Planting sunflowers near your tomato crop will not only attract bees to pollinate the tomato blossoms,Continue reading “Frugal Growing Tips”

5 Frugal Ideas for Your Garden

Some of the gardens you see on social media look so beautiful, but you know they cost fortune to replicate. If you are not looking for a garden overhaul or landscaping, but just want to make a few changes, then read on: Painting Plant Pots A good way to create uniform in your garden isContinue reading “5 Frugal Ideas for Your Garden”

Tips to Attract Bees to Your Garden

When you think of bees, you may think of them as little honey making machines, but they are much more. The little guys are vital for pollination, and without them there wouldn’t nearly be as many plants and flowers. This of course applies to our gardens and veggie patches. Honeylove.org states that: Bees pollinate 80%Continue reading “Tips to Attract Bees to Your Garden”

6 Ways to Use Fresh Mint This Summer

Mint, if happily situated, will just grow, and grow, and grow. So, what better way to keep that mint plant under control than to harvest it and use it this summer. I have compiled 6 ways to make the most of your mint plant this summer. Foot Soak Being on your feet all day inContinue reading “6 Ways to Use Fresh Mint This Summer”