How to Make a Plant Pocket with Landscape Fabric

Ever heard of a Wooly Pocket? Essentially, it is a wool pocket that can be hung from a deck, wall, or anywhere you want to grow plants vertically. Although, they look amazing and hold moisture well but they’re EXPENSIVE. I saw one pocket selling for $40! So, I decided to make my own version out…

Sheet Mulching

Sheet Mulching is a layered mulch system that will make your life as a gardener easier.  Cardboard is most typical biodegradable weed barrier, but a thick layer of newspaper also works.  It is essential that the barrier is permeable to water and air, so no plastic.  As the materials break down, worms move in, and…

Seed Starting Indoors

Spring has sprung!  If you have not started your seeds yet don’t be discouraged, it is not too late.  Start anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks indoors, depending on the type of crop you are planting.  It is a good idea to start from seedlings for three reasons:  1.) It will save you money.  Buying…

Suburban Garden Design

With food prices continuing to rise and the number of families unsure of where their next meal is coming, it is important to display a sense of self sufficiency. For obvious reasons not every household will be able to grown an entire farm with chickens, beef, and fruits on their property, but many healty staples…

Garden Beds

A garden is basically a small scale farm.  At Mama Roja it provides the main ingredients for each meal.  This works well when one´s diet consists of mostly vegetables; however, others can use the garden as a basis for a meal.  Why spend money on chemically treated produce that you can grow organically?  Lunch and…