Tomato Cages Can Be Difficult and Dangerous to Store – Until Now!
Tomato cages are easy to forget about when they are filled with lovely, ripe tomatoes. But when the growing season is over, dealing with these wire monstrosities can be a hassle. Fed up with being cut, poked, and annoyed by these cages, I found a way to make them safer and much more efficient to store.
How Do you Store Your Tomato Cages?
Have you struggled with the same issues when it comes time to store your tomato cages? How did you conquer the beast? Share your wisdom and leave a comment below!
As you know from previous posts, our Siberian Husky Roxy is the family sheep. We harvest her undercoat and use it to spin yarn and weave hats and scarves. In case you haven’t seen what it is like when a Husky blows their coat, the video below will give you a taste of the experience.
Spinning with a spinning wheel originally dates back to around the 11th century. Here at Suburban Stone Age, it dates back to last month. After 120 agonizing days spinning with a drop spindle in 2010, I swore the next time I’d make yarn I’d be doing it with a spinning wheel. Four years later, that has finally come true. Meet my first spinning wheel; the Babe’s Pinkie Double Treadle wheel. Continue reading “(VIDEO) Spinning with the Babe’s Pinkie Spinning Wheel” »
Let’s face it… a greenhouse in Southern California isn’t *really* necessary.
True, it’s great for starting seeds in the spring. But in summer it gets as hot as the surface of the sun, and in winter it stays only a few degrees above freezing. Because I don’t do a lot of container gardening, the greenhouse has been standing idle most of the year because the temperature extremes make it unlivable.
Today, I fixed that. Hating that valuable space was being wasted, I made some adjustments and rededicated the greenhouse to going tropical. I added shade cloth to cut down on the blasting heat, and brought electricity into the greenhouse so I could run an aquarium and a fan. The aquarium is for heat and humidity (I repurposed my son’s unused 12 gallon tank), and the fan is to keep the air circulating. By the end of the day, things were running smoothly and I must say it was quite nice in there.
My tropicals that have been overwintering inside will like it a lot, I feel. And now I have a new microclimate to explore, which opens up a whole new world of plants to play with. As the greenhouse evolves, I’ll keep you posted, but so far, it’s a winner!
Urban beekeeping is a rising trend among many who are interested in producing their own source of honey and interacting with honey bees. Unfortunately, there may be several reasons why a would-be backyard beekeeper is unable to start and maintain a honey beehive of their own. Challenges such city ordinances, pets and small children, liability issues, and unenthusiastic neighbors can all pull the plug on dreams of being a honey beekeeper.
Cover crops are plants that are grown not for the food they produce, but for other beneficial work they do. Also know as “living mulches” or “green manure”, a cover crop is an essential part of sustainable agriculture. Cover crops help bridge the gap between removing matter from the field in the form of the harvest, and returning or conserving matter in the field by returning biomass, nutrients, and offering protection for existing topsoils. Continue reading “Cover Crops For The Home Garden” »