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Pallet Compost Bin Plan – GF Video

| November 20, 2013 | 5 Comments
Pallet Compost Bin Plan – GF Video

Use these compost bin plan and video with pallets to build a cheap compost bin.  Recycled pallets are perfect to make this bin, they are strong, have built in vents, and are free. This bin is also dog proof, our Labradors can’t get in it an cause trouble. We used some shelf brackets we found […]

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How To Harvest Garlic – Grow Garlic Video Series – GF Video

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
How To Harvest Garlic – Grow Garlic Video Series – GF Video

Part of our how to grow garlic series, we show you how to harvest garlic properly, and how to store your garlic. We showed you how to grow garlic in the first of our grow garlic videos – link here – and now its the middle of summer and time to harvest and store the […]

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How to save tomato seeds – GF Video

| October 9, 2013 | 11 Comments
How to save tomato seeds – GF Video

Learn how to save tomato seeds from tomatoes in your garden. Watch our video, its super easy to do. Tomato seed saving works best with heirloom and non-hyrid tomatoes. Seeds saved from hyrbrid tomatoes will not yield the same tomato variety. Save Tomato Seeds For Next Season Simple right? Its not hard to save tomato […]

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Composting 101 – Backyard Composting Basics – GF Video

| October 2, 2013 | 5 Comments
Composting 101 – Backyard Composting Basics – GF Video

Composting! Learn how to compost in this video. What food can you compost? What food should not go in the composter? What kind of bin should I buy or build?  Watch the show and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. To compost in your backyard, you’ll need a bin of some sort. […]

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Squash Vine Borer Treatment #3 : GF Video

| August 9, 2013 | 3 Comments
Squash Vine Borer Treatment #3 : GF Video

A new Squash Vine Borer treatment to control Squash Vine Borers and keep them from eating your squash plants. Squash Borers live inside your squash plant and eat the plant from the inside out until  you have a dead squash plant. Are your Zucchini plants dying? Summer Squash too? The culprit is likely the borer. […]

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Vegetable Garden Tour : GF Video

| June 28, 2013 | 13 Comments
Vegetable Garden Tour : GF Video

A quick tour of the garden and what is going on in the yard here for you all. Let us know what you are doing in your garden in the comments below!

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Foraging For Wild Garlic : GF Video

| June 7, 2013 | 3 Comments
Foraging For Wild Garlic : GF Video

Foraging for edible plants in the spring includes looking for edible wild greens like wild garlic, also called spring garlic. This edible wild food is one of the first plants to start growing after the long winter, and is ready for your dinner plate. Wild Garlic is looks like a young scallion plant or chives, […]

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Raised Bed Garden Plans For A Self Contained Garden : GF Video

| May 1, 2013 | 5 Comments
Raised Bed Garden Plans For A Self Contained Garden : GF Video

This raised bed garden plan video is perfect for a school garden project, or for building raised beds on a concrete or asphalt playground. This kind of raised bed is also good for raised beds on top of contaminated soil. This self contained raised bed is a plywood box supported by concrete blocks, a plastic […]

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Filling an Unwanted Swimming Pool

| April 26, 2013
Filling an Unwanted Swimming Pool

Here is Rick’s pool being filled in:

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Hoop House Cold Frame Seed Starting : GF Video

| April 9, 2013 | 2 Comments
Hoop House Cold Frame Seed Starting : GF Video

Starting seeds in a hoop house cold frame is like putting a greenhouse on your vegetable bed. The hoop house warms the soil and then you drop seeds right into the soil. No transplanting or grow lights, no transplant shock. This is our cheap PVC hoop house that can be made with salvaged or recycled […]

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Cheap Hoop House Greenhouse Setup : GF Video

| April 2, 2013 | 7 Comments
Cheap Hoop House Greenhouse Setup : GF Video

Setting up our simple cheap hoop house greenhouse for seed starting. This PVC hoop house style cold frame works well for us and it was easy to build, here is the video of us building our cheap hoop house. The hoop house greenhouse allows you to get a head start on planting vegetables and seed […]

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DIY tapping maple trees for maple syrup – GF Video

| March 12, 2013 | 1 Comment
DIY tapping maple trees for maple syrup – GF Video

Tapping sugar maple trees to make maple syrup is a big tradition in my part of Connecticut, so I wanted to show you how to tap maple trees to get maple sap to make maple syrup. We use plastic taps and tubing that are connected to buckets at the base of each tree. The advantage […]

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Cheap Grow Light Stand : GF Video

| February 14, 2013 | 8 Comments
Cheap Grow Light Stand : GF Video

Easy grow light stand made from scrap lumber! Don’t buy one of those $100 grow lights, build this grow light stand to go with our DIY grow light video. Homemade grow lights have always been funky, but with this grow light stand, and our easy grow lights built from cheap shop lights, you won’t have […]

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Simple Paper Seed Pots : GF Video

| January 16, 2013 | 6 Comments
Simple Paper Seed Pots : GF Video

Learn how to make simple paper seed pots, the best paper seed pots, I think. These paper pots are for those of us who can’t make origami paper plant pots, OK? Simple method to make paper pots for your seedlings and seed starting trays. If you want to make a pack of paper pots, just […]

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Oyster Mushroom Identification, Foraging, Hunting – GF Video

| December 6, 2012 | 1 Comment
Oyster Mushroom Identification, Foraging, Hunting – GF Video

Foraging for Mushrooms this fall, I found a bunch of Oyster Mushrooms, and made this Mushroom Identification Video. Oyster Mushrooms are edible and delicious. They grow on dead or dying trees. The trees can be standing or on their side. I’ve found oyster mushrooms growing out of the ends of cut logs, and the stumps […]

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