Tips and tricks for how to grow pineberries including where to source them, cultivation tips, and harvesting. Pineberries are white to blush-pink berries similar to standard red strawberries in flavor but with a citrusy kick. They’re also easy to grow and very prolific!
ocess, hot process, liquid soapmaking, melt-and-pour, and rebatching. Use one or all of these methods to make homemade soap from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Instructions for how to make homemade firestarters using wood wool, beeswax, and liquid cooking oil. They look and act just like purchased firelighters but are much less expensive to make. This DIY project takes about thirty minutes, start to finish, and the firestarters light up in a flash.
each soap making step, temperatures, bringing soap to ‘trace’, molding, and curing soap. This is part four in the Natural Soap Making for Beginners series.
Would you like to create smooth, hard, and easy to un-mold soap every time? Then I recommend that you try this soleseife soap recipe. It’s a soapmaking technique that uses saltwater to help harden soap quicker, even if they’re made of pure olive oil! To make soleseife, you have your choice of using water collected from the beach or homemade salty brine. Now onwards to making natural seawater soap.
Six steps to organizing a cluttered garden and shed using the KonMari Method from Marie Kondo. Includes how to approach tidying the garden with categories ranging from garden tools to garden plants. Use this technique to get control of your garden clutter in the shed, greenhouse, seed store, and in the garden itself.
One of the best ways to save money and reduce waste in the garden is to spend less and share more! This is how to organize a seed swap and plant sharing event that helps people (including yourself) get seeds for free. Includes ideas for booking a venue, sponsors, donations, and reaching people with news of the event.
Celebrate the shortest day of the year with winter solstice crafts, supporting wildlife, warming food recipes, and experiences. Each is a way to stay creative and positive and a way to bring instant hygge into the home. Daylight hours lengthen after the winter solstice, and that’s something to rejoice!
Some of the best Christmas gardening gifts for home vegetable gardeners including the latest books, stocking fillers, useful gardening tools, and things that gardeners need but wouldn’t think to buy themselves. Also, a list of a few things to avoid buying for your beloved gardener friend or family member.