It’s super easy & very cheap to build larger amounts of garden soil the lazy gardener way. I’m using a combination of natural methods, blending both Hügelkultur and lasagna sheet mulching methods for my raised beds.
The benefits are many including reduced costs to build beds, reduced effort to maintain beds and much increased soil fertility and drought resistance. Don’t worry, it’s EASY!
There are many ways I repurpose empty coffee cans to fill a need on the Homestead or replace something I would otherwise have to buy. Check out this Homestead Hack for using a repurposed coffee can in the laundry room.
Zero-waste seed starting using repurposed cardboard. Just plant seeds in cardboard tubes and when you’re ready to plant the seedlings you can transfer them – cardboard tube & all – right in the garden! The cardboard will decompose and enrich the soil too.
Here’s a cute Christmas gift idea. A snowman treat jar. It comes together in minutes using repurposed materials. I filled an oversized peanut butter jar with inexpensive homemade sweet trail mix. Paint on black buttons, tie on a scarf and you’re done!