diy

7 Fall Spices You Can Grow at Home

7 Fall Spices You Can Grow at Home

By Brian Barth It’s not hard to grow a bit of basil or rosemary for when you need a pinch or two in your pasta sauce, but spices—the stuff that gives a real kick to chai or curry or goulash—now that’s another matter. Spices, by which we mean things like ginger and cumin, have a […]

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    How to Build a Chicken Coop

    How to Build a Chicken Coop

    By Brian Barth If you’ve taken the plunge and are brooding baby chicks, the only thing that stands between you and a supply of fresh eggs is a permanent place for your hens to call home. By six weeks of age they need something more than a cardboard box to live in. Building a basic […]

    10 Smart Ways to Garden on the Cheap

    10 Smart Ways to Garden on the Cheap

    By Brian Barth You don’t have to spend obscene amounts of money to grow your own food. Here are some tips for a spectacular backyard garden—without the exorbitant expenses. 1. Grow from Seeds, Not Starts A six-pack of lettuce seedlings costs anywhere from $3 to $6, while a pack of 500 lettuce seeds costs no […]