Garden Advice for the Beginning Gardener

When somebody first starts a garden, its easy to get overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done to maintain one. Whether you have a small, raised bed garden – or several hundred square feet starting a garden your first time can be a daunting task.

Too often, people decide they want to garden, thinking of all the yummy fruits and vegetables they will gain without spending money at the grocery store.  And while yes, it is a great positive – many times the budding gardener spends more taking care of their lil garden plot than they gain back in savings.

I’m going to do my best to provide plenty of advice for you if you are just starting out.  So without further ado lets jump into it! Continue reading “Garden Advice for the Beginning Gardener”

Saving Rain Water for Gardening

When dealing with a garden, one thing is a must.  Water.  If your garden is small, you might find its not that expensive to use your water hose to keep your plants watered.  And if you have a well, spring, or clean body of water you might get away without spending a dime. For those of us without a natural source of water, the water meter can be a daunting worry.  Enter rain water!

Unless you live in an area that specifically prohibits the collection of rain water,  the collection of rain for drier periods can be the most economical option to you.  Barring a severe drought, you will always have water to for your garden available to at least cut down the amount you need from your municipal water system. Continue reading “Saving Rain Water for Gardening”

Update 5/11/17

Alright – so I know everybody that has followed this is wondering “WTF did he give up?”

To answer that quickly NO.

I’ve been waiting on some things to come in and will most likely start to work on this again this weekend.  I apologize for any problems this may have caused others.   I have been working on various computer interfaces for working with our project, but each is a very large interface that I’ve yet to near completion with.

On a sad note – wild dogs got all but my roosters over the last month, so this is a priority on my plate to finish.  So this weekend here is the plan for all to prepare for.

The next part of this series will be creating an automated chicken coop door,  for this part of our project.  Your parts list will include. Continue reading “Update 5/11/17”