How to Make a Dibble
How to Make a Dibble
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/28/2013 | 6 Comments
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See that funny looking tool pictured above? It’s what’s been missing from your life. It’s called a dibble, and it makes planting your garden a breeze. Just stamp it into the soil, and it gives you holes that are the perfect depth and spacing for what you’re planting. Pretty spiffy, eh?

I have a bunch of onion sets that I need to plant, so I asked my husband to make me a dibble built to their planting specs – it makes holes that are four inches apart and two-inches deep.

If you’re a square foot gardener, you can cover all of your planting with just three dibbles: a 4-hole, 9-hole and 16-hole.

Here’s what you can plant with each one:

Printable Dibble Planting Guide

Dibble Planting Guide

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Have I convinced you of your need for a dibble? If so, here are the instructions:

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Make Your Own Kids Hangers
Make Your Own Kids’ Hangers
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/26/2013 | No Comments
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Need more kids’ hangers? Skip the trip to the store, and make your own. If you fold in the ends of a wire hanger, it becomes the perfect size for pint-sized clothes.

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Jenny Lind Bed
Curb Find: Jenny Lind Bed
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/25/2013 | 1 Comment
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If I was ever given the challenge of decorating an entire house for free, I could totally do it, and I’d use great stuff like this solid-maple Jenny Lind bed that we just pulled out of a curb pile.

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Bat House
How to Build a Bat House
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/23/2013 | No Comments
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I’ve wanted a bat house ever since I read that a single bat can eat 600 mosquitoes in an hour. This week my husband finally got a chance to build me one. If the thought of a mosquito-free summer has you wanting one too, here are the instructions:

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Daylilies
March in My Garden
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/22/2013 | No Comments
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My garden’s starting to wake up after another long winter. Check it out:

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