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The $1 garden by Jonathan Nunan. The dollar garden is simple in concept: buy as many seeds as you can for one dollar and harvest as much food as possible from the plants you grow.

The $1 garden by Jonathan Nunan

You see, sometime last year my mother, Susan, read something somewhere that claimed a tomato cost some incredible amount to grow on your own. Mom—whose plan to build a house out of firewood worked out just fine—made it her mission to grow as much as she could on as small a budget possible. Mom currently resides on a nice piece of central Pennsylvania acreage which allows her to plant large amounts of just about anything; she remembers all too well, however, the days when she lived in town ("when I got my water from the city and my eggs from the grocery store").

To make her results easily duplicated by anyone with a small to moderate amount of yard space, she limited our growing area to a six by ten foot plot. Starting the seeds We lucked out when it came to seeds. Preparing the soil Soil preparation began well before warm weather hit. Harvesting. How to Make String Gardens: 7 DIY Options » Curbly. The only thing I love more than when readers share projects they've done inspired by something I've posted is posting the pictures of the projects themselves.

How to Make String Gardens: 7 DIY Options » Curbly

Here are three that were sparked by the String Gardens. The first ones are from Dale (pictured above and below) who used a coconut husk plant liner for one version and moss plants for another. She made nine of them in all and hung them in her porch and back yard. And this one is from Nikki, who crocheted a little 'sack' and then covered it with moss. And this one is from Beth who had such success with herbs... that she went on to flowers! THANK YOU READERS for SHARING!!!! Now, to inspire even more of us to make string gardens, check out these tutorials. First up is one from Design Sponge. And here's a great video from Eden Gardens. Tagged : string, gardens, hanging, Inspiration, How-To. Create Newspaper Pots for Seed-Starting. Previous 1 of 8 Photos Next x + Enlarge Photo – Shrink Photo Save 2458 392 7 Google13 Stumble Share Newspaper Seed-Starter Pots You can grow dozens or even hundreds of new plants to fill your yard and garden with great flavors and bright color for the cost of just a few packets of seed.

Create Newspaper Pots for Seed-Starting

DIY Drip Irrigation System, Made from Plastic Bottles » Curbly. If you've ever flown into or out of the Lindbergh terminal at the Minneapolis-St.

DIY Drip Irrigation System, Made from Plastic Bottles » Curbly

Paul International Airport during the summertime, you've probably noticed very large pots of (usually) petunias hanging from just about every lamp post bordering the entrance and exit routes. Every time I drive past them, I'm always struck by how thick the blooms are, as you can barely see any foliage. This is even more surprising on a hot June day when everything else is looking a little wilt-y. Of course the secret of the MSP petunias is a drip irrigation system. How To: DIY Hanging Succulent Garden » Curbly. I just finished drying a load of dishes, and looked down upon my Skinny LaMinx tea towel and noted I hadn't gotten an update from Heather's blog in ages, and wondered what happened to all her juicy content.

How To: DIY Hanging Succulent Garden » Curbly

Turns out, something went awry with my feed reader, and I've been missing all kinds of cool stuff: new prints, patterns, and how-to projects like these awesome handcut cork magnets and my favorite: this DIY hanging garden project. I love the idea of hanging planters, but the macrame work on secondhand pieces I could fine was always a bit stale and 70s-ish, and the new ones way too Tuscan and overwrought with wrought iron. Roundup: 7 Creative Upcycled Planter Ideas » Curbly. One thing I learned while researching this blog post?

Roundup: 7 Creative Upcycled Planter Ideas » Curbly

You can make a planter out of anything. Seriously, anything. I left the toilets out (you're welcome), but take a peek at seven other charming ways to give your green thumb a workout. After you host a few get-togethers on your lovely front porch, you may have a few empty soldiers with which to craft these pretty hanging wine bottle planters. Not much of a cook? How to Turn Coffee Tins into a Hanging Herb Garden » Curbly. Even though summer is on the wane, that doesn't mean we still can't plant an herb garden.

How to Turn Coffee Tins into a Hanging Herb Garden » Curbly

Like this one! How To: Turn Logs into a Natural Raised Garden Bed! » Curbly. So... let's say you just finished up an epic weekend of tree pruning and yard clearing, or just happen to have a pile of sticks and logs hanging around.

How To: Turn Logs into a Natural Raised Garden Bed! » Curbly

If you're a resourceful Curblier, you know there's something to be done with all that yard waste besides tossing it or turning it into a giant bonfire. But what? We have the answer below!