Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How to make fruit roll-ups

Another way to preserve deliciuos fruit from the summer- here is a DIY on making fruit roll-ups from a Sonoma Garden blog

Monday, August 18, 2008

How to make an EarthTainer™

Amazing what you can find on the internet. Here is a self watering container for gardening found at TomatoFest. I have seen similar containers in the stores for $35-$50. It only costs between $18-$25 to make one of these yourself- and here they are giving away the secret for free!
How to make an EarthTainer™ planter as seen at TomatoFest.com
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
And the printed instructions
All that Gary from TomatoFest and Ray, the EarthTainer™ Inventor ask is that you make a voluntary contribution to the Feed The Children organization http://www.feedthechildren.org/
UPDATE: I made an EarthTainer™ out of two five gallon buckets- Those are FREE! I simply followed the same design principle and voila! My first EarthTainer™ I promise I will post a pic in the near future!

Photo Update: my EarthTainer with garlic scapes!

Friday, August 15, 2008

How to make Mason Bee Houses

Mason Bee houses are easy to make. Mason bees don't sting and don't make honey, but they are prolific pollinators! And native to North America. So give them a home! You can make Mason Bee homes out of old lumber, or a number of discarded materials!

Sorry about the commercials at the beginning of the first video

Mason Bee Homes

Mason Bees Come to Life

More on mason bees at You Tube

Thursday, August 7, 2008

How to freeze Cauliflower

Ever wondered how to keep cauliflower so you can eat eat it in the winter? Freeze it! Here is a quick DIY on freezing cauliflower
Find blanching times and freezing info for all your veggies here