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How to Prune Apple Trees

Pruning apple trees is usually best accomplished during late fall or early winter as the tree goes into dormancy. This will let you see better what you are cutting and how each branch you remove … Read Full Article

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How to Grow Lavender from Seed

You can grow lavender from seed in 5 easy steps. Step 1: Choosing your seeds Choosing your lavender seeds is important depending on what you will be using it for.  If you plan on using it for culinary purposes, such as tea, “True Lavender” has a smooth … Read Full Article

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How to Winterize Your Irrigation System

After a long season of watering your plants, garden and yard, it is time to take apart  and winterize your irrigation system. Step 1: Supplies White vinegar, bucket, pliers,adjustable wrench Step 2: Disconnect and empty rain barrel (if you use one) Rain … Read Full Article

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How to Grow Strawberries in a Pot

You can grow strawberries in a pot as long as they have the right soil and get enough sunlight.  Strawberries have shallow roots, so it is easy to grow them in pots, both indoors and out. You can place your strawberry plants on a balcony, patio, or indoors in … Read Full Article

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DIY Chicken Feeder

This is no means an exact science.  You can create your 5-gallon  chicken feeder for less than $5. Step 1: Obtain Items and Hardware 5-gallon bucket with lid 1 Gallon Utility Pan – the one I used was a 1-gallon utility pan from Tractor Supply. 1 … Read Full Article

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DIY Chicken Waterer

You can create your own 5-gallon chicken waterer  for less than $5. Step 1: Obtain Items and Hardware 5 Gallon bucket 1 Gallon Utility pan-the one I used was a 1-gallon utility pan from Tractor Supply. 3/8" drill bit for drilling water … Read Full Article