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Make compost for your garden, it's easier than you think! Making compost for your garden will make sure that you have everything you need for healthy crops. You’ll need a mixture of 50/50 materials rich in nitrogen and carbon. Learn more about the basics of composting in this Pixie's Pocket guest post by Craig Holland.

How to Make Cold Compost for Your Garden

Alongside your gardening supplies, making compost for your garden will make sure that you have everything you need for healthy crops. For a good compost, you’ll need a mixture of 50/50 materials rich in nitrogen and carbon. You can find nitrogen in grass clipping, for example, and carbon in woody stems, for example. ...

My happy place (the birth story)

It happened, y'all! We did it! The wee pixie has been born, she is wonderful, awake and alert, and growing stronger day by day! Alia Mielle emerged on June 6, 2018, after a very long labor. For 36 hours she and I rode the intense waves of contractions together, worked on moving her down and out, and it took us both ...

March 2018 Garden Tour

In early March, we got a great start with digging in some bare root trees and berry bushes. They're showing life, and we couldn't be more thrilled since this is our first time working with bare root plants! Everyone is leafing out and starting to get green where they were only brown. I've transplanted our wee ...

Care for the wild birds in winter: tips, tricks, and DIY recipes

Birds are awesome wild creatures to have around.  I've been working hard to encourage a healthy habitat for birds in our yard because they sing delightful songs, they eat mosquitoes and other nasty bugs, and they leave a trail of seeds and plants wherever they go! Caring for our feathery friends is important, ...

Tips to Prepare Your Outdoor Plants for Winter

November is behind us, and it’s time to start thinking about winter — and more specifically, how to keep your plants alive during the cold winter months. What can you do to help prepare your outdoor plants for winter? Is there anything you can do if the temperatures have already started to drop? Vegetable Gardens We ...

orlando lawns turning into a suburban garden - as seen on pixiespocket.com

Orlando lawns into suburban gardens!

From NPR: Florida is sometimes known for the nicely groomed lawns of homeowners who enjoy their green carpets of grass. Chris Castro is changing that by working on a project that's turning his neighbors' lawns into working gardens full of delicious produce. Chris Castro has an obsession — turning the perfectly ...

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Ooooh, a plant kaleidoscope!

I had no idea that this existed, but now that I know, I need one. Behold, the PLANT KALEIDOSCOPE! I'd never leave my garden again... Speaking of gardens, I hope yours is coming along well. What are you growing this year?  The past week has been a nice, proper spring week. There's been rainstorms, thunder, ...

Raised Beds and Making Do in the Garden

Eric and I have been working on our rental property. We have been hemming and hawing and searching for a property to purchase for years now. We haven't found the right spot, and so we're still renting our current home. We haven't found our ideal homestead, and we're tired of waiting. We like living here pretty well, ...

Bees are worth more than honey alone - they are important pollinators! - pixiespocket.com

Bees: More Than Honey

What's the buzz? When you are planning your garden for the upcoming spring season, don't forget to make a place for the pollinators! Everyone's aware of the plight of the bees, and that's wonderful! People need to be concerned, because bees are much more important than just making the sweet stuff that we know and ...

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DIY Holiday Decor for the Garden

Sometimes I have the hardest time getting ready for the HollyDaze. Lately, it has been unseasonably warm, up to 70 degrees! It felt wrong to haul out the boxes of holiday decor and hang up icicle ornaments. My bulbs are coming up, my saffron is blooming, and the birds are terribly confused. What kind of a December is ...

MAKING SUET – A RECIPE FOR YOUR FEATHERED FRIENDS! - a recipe from pixiespocket.com

Making Suet – a recipe for your feathered friends!

*shiver* It's cold, outside. I can feel it leeching through both of the double-paned windows and clinging to my joints...pooling like a fog on the floor and setting my feet to ache. Just a couple of days ago, I remember quite distinctly, there was a blissful, sweet, early spring warmth! It's such a tease to get ...

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