Great website for knowing when to sprout

Its time to start planting your seeds for sprouting.  Or is it?  This helpful site is a great tool for planning the time at which you plant the seed for sprouting and the time you transplant it to your garden:


How to build your own greenhouse for only $50

In just a few weeks things will start heating up here in the Northwoods and it will be time to start thinking about planting seeds.  A greenhouse is a great way to start those plants earlier than you could normally.  The article above gives step by step instructions and photos on how to build your own greenhouse for very little money.

If you want a more permanent solution you might also look at the local vendor Harbor Freight Tools in Saint Paul.  Their aluminum greenhouses are from $300 to $700.

Staying safe with vacuum sealing

Many of use multiple ways to preserve our food to make it last longer.  But were you aware of different foods and especially meats have a wide variety of shelf lives after being vacuum sealed?  The link above is a great article on the subject and has a table you can print out and tape to your cupboard door to remind you.