Low Cost Aquaponics with 5 gallon buckets

Low Cost Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a sustainable method of farming that uses both water and sunlight to grow plants and fish. Learn more about this new farming technique! I have lost count how many times I have been asked to do a post on aquaponics. If you don’t know what aquaponics is, it is similar to hydroponics (if […]

Grow Over 300 lbs Potatoes WITHOUT Digging, Watering Or Any Real Effort…


No matter whether you grow some vegetables in your back garden as a hobby or you grow vegetables on a larger-scale on your homestead, you will almost definitely grow some potatoes… Growing potatoes in your garden on a small-scale is simple enough and fun. However, if you harbour any aims of being more self-sufficient you […]

The Ultimate Tomato Growing Post — A Round-Up Of Experts’ Growing Tips


This post is a round-up of smaller posts that were previously featured on Knowledge Weighs Nothing. (I am slowly going back through KWN and tidying things up and removing lots of old/dead posts etc). I have compiled several older tomato growing/preserving posts here in one place to make it simpler to find these excellent tomato […]

How To Grow Garlic From A ’50 Cent’ Supermarket Garlic Bulb


Ok, this is fairly simple, but it always surprises me how many people don’t know this, and also how many people don’t do it… Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow, as long as they don’t sit in soggy, wet ground, they rarely have any problems. Garlic does take a fair while to […]

How To Grow Spirulina At Home

How To Grow Spirulina At Home

A while back I was watching Doomsday Preppers and there was this guy, I think his name was Ryan Croft, who was growing spirulina in some tanks at home.  Ryan believed that as spirulina is so nutritionally dense and complete food, he could all but feed his family with it, with a few additions (earthworms […]

DIY Plant-Pot Maker From Old Newspaper


I have had one of these for years and it is superb.  Not only do you get free plant pots for life, but they are also biodegradable and can be planted straight in the ground (in the pot) and the pot will break-down naturally in the soil. We make and use 100s of these newspaper […]

18 Cheap & Easy DIY Greenhouse — FREE DIY Build Tutorials!


Below we have a round-up post comprising several shorter DIY greenhouse tutorial posts, we have done over the years. There are all together here in one post, so you don’t have to go searching for them. 13 Cheap & Easy DIY Greenhouses It’s the growing season again (or maybe not depending on where you live), […]