if you live in a cool spot building your own mini polytunnel expands the crop diversity in your garden as well as extending the seasons dramatically. this design is simple and easy to achieve on your own.
Once you've eaten as much fresh pesto as you can stomach and have given away enough dill, marjoram, and thyme to outfit a small herbarium, it’s time to consider plan B: freezing and drying those herbs for later use.
Buying and canning tuna fresh off the boat isn't a huge savings—but you'll know where it came from, you can enjoy it throughout the year, and unless you go out and catch it yourself, it can’t get any fresher. Convinced? Good. Here's how to proceed.
I’ve planted seeds directly in the garden, but never really started seeds indoors. After a humbling discussion with my community garden neighbor “Oh I start all my plants from seed,” he said. “Don’t you?” It was high time I started seeds myself.