garden projects

Newspaper Seedling Packs

by Daisy Garden

You know those cute little six-packs of veggies you pick up at the garden center? By wrapping TL’s mini-pots around a SQUARE spice container instead of a round one, you can make your own. 1. Tear in half one sheet of newspaper and fold into thirds. (Please ignore the dirt, I’ve been moving seedlings around […]

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Newspaper Seedling Pots

by Daisy Garden

I tried the drinking glass newspaper pots (too big), the origami newspaper pots (too big and had to think too hard), and the toilet roll paper pots (good but didn’t start collecting soon enough). So, duh, I just made tiny versions of the drinking glass pots with (don’t tell anyone) a little piece of tape […]

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Build A Seedling Tray

by Daisy Garden

I looked at this picture in Entertaining, Martha Stewart’s first book, for years, and all I saw was cookies. Delicious chocolate chip cookies. And then, one day, when I was ready, I saw IT: the antique wooden thing the cookies were in. I don’t know what it’s called, and I don’t know what it was […]

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Making Hypertufa Grots

by Daisy Crafts

If you want to evoke a blank stare, tell someone you are making a hypertufa grot. Alternate reactions are, “Gesundheit,” or “Sounds like a personal problem to me.” Hypertufa is imitation tufa, a rock-like calcium carbonate deposit. Hypertufa is made of varying combinations of cement, perlite, peat, sand and/or other organic materials. The result is […]

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Building a Cold Frame

by Daisy Crafts

I am not absolutely sure what to do with a cold frame, but here I am building one. The man at the lumberyard cut some of the cypress I wanted for my raised beds too short, so I bought the extra, mis-cut pieces at fire sale prices. They were really too short for much of […]

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Build a Garden Cubby

by Daisy Crafts

I built a box to store small garden tools and supplies: gloves, garden knife, twine, secateurs, etc. I am that peculiar kind of lazy which would rather spend days fashioning such a box than go back into the house for a pair of scissors. It is shaped like a shed with a copper roof made […]

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