It’s been a long time since I’ve done a “Frugal Update” video blog-so here we go!
(Note: if you get these post via email and the video doesn’t show up, click here: Frugal Update 4-9-11)
Here are the notes to go with the video:
I mentioned several books in the update that I have borrowed from my local library and read: Carrots Love Tomatoes, The Backyard Garden Homestead, Fresh Food for Small Spaces (has the self water planter DIY), and Square Foot Gardening.
I said I want to try making my own self watering planter. There are a bunch of tutorials on Instructables-this Make your own Earthbox tutorial is similar to what is in the book.
I order my vegetable garden seeds from a few sources. Territorial Seeds, Pinetree Garden Seeds and Johnny’s Selected Seeds. You can request a catalog from any of the sites. Another great site is Seeds of Change-especially if you want organic, open pollination and/or unusual varieties!
I showed you my Log Cabin Knitting. There is a great pictorial tutorial on The Purl Bee for Log Cabin Washcloths. I used the same techniques on my blanket-I just did varying sizes for the squares. I also used a crochet hook to pick up the stitches of the new color-picking up stitches with a regular knitting needle drives me nuts.