How to Build a Simple Low Tunnel

Extending the growing season on both ends, spring and fall, means a lot more fresh eating and a lot less canning/freezing of produce. With the addition of a bed cover inside the hoop, salad greens can be harvested throughout the winter even in Northern Michigan. This low tunnel was added in late March to warm the soil for early peppers. It was very easy for a short, 62 year-old woman with a bad back to … Continue reading

Growing Green Onions on the Windowsill

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Okay! I came across this easy to follow tutorial for repurposing a 2 liter bottle for use as a green onion planter. It looks like a money saving way to have a steady supply of green onion tops for all the tasty Whole30 meals I’ll be cooking. The seed order is going in this week, so I’d like to try growing some onions from seed and planting them this way when the shoots are strong. Has anyone done this?

Growing Green Onions Vertically on the Windowsill

 

A Straw Bale Hot Bed; Will This Work?

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Building a hot bed is a sensible solution to the problems inherent in our short growing season. It should also save a little money by getting the plants out from under lights inside and into natural light outside. Being short on carpentry skills, I searched for a solution that didn’t require them. Success was just a Google search away. I came across a perfect hot bed made from straw bales. Not hard to accomplish. Mine won’t look quite as professional because … Continue reading

Tips & Tricks Tuesday

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Do you love to find a new, easier, more productive way to accomplish a task or get more bang for your buck? I’m a fan of easy, time and money saving tips. Each Tuesday, I’ll share what works for me, for others or something I read in an old Mother Earth News. This post also a feature on the Farming in My Fifties Facebook page. Feel free to share any tips you have either place.   … Continue reading

Tips & Tricks Tuesday

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Do you love to find a new, easier, more productive way to accomplish a task or get more bang for your buck? I’m a fan of easy, time and money saving tips. Each Tuesday, I’ll share what works for me, for others or something I read in an old Mother Earth News. This post also a feature on the new Farming in My Fifties Facebook page. Feel free to share any tips you have either place. … Continue reading