Garden Aprons

Here it is almost the end of February and I seem to be suffering from Cabin Fever.  No, Spring Fever.  No, Winter Itch?? Whatever you call it, I’m suffering from it and it’s bad.  So far I have rearranged furniture, done my Spring cleaning.. twice, decorated, organized my spice cabinet, sorted socks, watched every season of Game of Thrones, Suits, Shameless, Dexter and American Horror Story.  Baked, soaped, cooked and finally just became a full-fledged couch potato. The weather here has been awful.  It’s borderline The Shinning…and I feel like Jack Nicholson. “Where’s Johnny??”  So today…today, I decided I wasn’t going to sit on my butt anymore and instead I was going to do something, anything, as long as it didn’t involve cooking, cleaning, rearranging, socks or spices! Crafting!!  I love a good craft.  An easy craft.  A craft that doesn’t take too much time or too much effort or…

Tater Tower

I love to grow potatoes but I don’t like the space they take up in the garden.  Instead I grow them in a tower, or a cage. All you need to make one is some wire fencing, compost, straw and potatoes!  I first saw this on Pinterest (of course) from Growing Lots Urban Farm and I thought it looked pretty easy, my kind of project.  I was able to fill 2 towers in about 2 1/2 hours.  You can probably make yours much faster if you don’t have to keep stopping for a drink or a snack or a run to the ladies room. Take a piece of wire fencing, 14 gauge works well for this, and cut out a section about 3 feet in diameter and 4 feet in height, to create a cylinder.  Fasten the ends together with zip ties or twisty ties. Create your layers using straw…

There’s Gold In them thar…..Barrels!

I have two compost bins.  My hub made them for me.  They work great, they hold a ton and they are easy to use.  You just load them up on the top and then give them a couple of spins and all that kitchen and garden waste gets mixed up and starts to work its magic. My Compost Bins Within two weeks I already had what looked like some good old fashioned “Black Gold”.  Perfect!!!!! There is one slight problem…. If you haven’t noticed they are Blue.  Big, Bright and Blue.  Now I love the color blue.  Yes  I do.  It has always been one of my favorites.  I have four boys remember, so I’ve lived with blue, everywhere. I just don’t like it in my gardens. At least not this Much of it!  I can’t hide my compost.  It sticks out like a sore thumb for all to see,…