Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Favorite DIY Posts - Day 6: Growing Vegetables in a Grocery Bag

I enjoy growing vegetables in both my garden and in containers.  While some of my containers are rather traditional, one of mine is not.

This was one of my favorite projects because it was an unexpected sight for visitors to my vegetable garden.

While you would expect to see leaf lettuce poking up from a grocery bag - you certainly don't expect to see it growing inside of one.

This is a very simple DIY project, which are the kinds that I like best.

You can grow many different types of vegetables in a grocery bag.  Would you consider doing this in your own garden?
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Favorite DIY Posts - Day 5: How to Dry Herbs

I enjoy growing herbs for two reasons.  First, they are easy to grow and second, I love to use them when I cook.

In addition to fresh herbs, I also use dried herbs from time to time, especially in winter when some of my favorite herbs (basil) aren't growing.

While drying herbs is rather simple, there are some guidelines to follow, which I wrote a blog post about...

Do you have a favorite herb that you like to use when you cook?

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Favorite DIY Posts- Day 4: Freezing Herbs Into Ice Cubes

Do you grow your own herbs?

Did you know that you can preserve them by freezing them?

I frequently freeze my freshly-harvested herbs into ice cubes so that they are easily on hand, even when they are out of season.

Whenever I need them in my favorite dish, I simply pop out an ice cube from the freezer.
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Favorite DIY Posts - Day 3: Stepping Stones and Border

Do you have a border in your garden? 

How about a decorative one that you made yourself?

Last year, I visited a garden that had a beautiful border that the owner made herself using concrete mix, broken dishes and glass beads.

There were also lovely step stones as well.  

The creator of this functional garden art was kind enough to show me how she made them.

Have you ever made a piece of art that you display in your garden?

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