What to Do When You Have Fire Ants in Your Compost Pile

Not too long ago, I sent Laura out to turn the compost pile. If you've never grown a compost pile, keeping it turned is important to helping it build heat and decompose into that rich soil you're aiming for. Unfortunately for my compost pile, life gets in the way sometimes so it … [Read more...]

106 Things You Can Compost for a Rich, Fertile Compost Pile

This is my first year making real compost. I've played around with it in the past, but didn't get serious about starting a compost pile until a few weeks ago. Why the change? Well, this year I'm actually trying to grow most of the vegetables and some fruits we eat. My garden is … [Read more...]

How to Build Raised Bed Garden Beds

If you're looking to start a garden soon, you'll need to take the time to research the most common types of gardens and then you'll need to figure out which is right for you. For our family, building a raised bed garden made the most sense. I don't fancy digging up my backyard … [Read more...]

How to Have the Best Garden on a Budget

We all know that gardening is a great way to save money on groceries, but let's be real. If you're not careful? It can be kind of expensive to get your garden started. From starting seeds to table, you'll have multiple expenses that you'll have to pay for like potting soil, seed … [Read more...]

How to Start a Container Garden Like a Pro {With an Organic Fertilizer Recipe}

Do you have a container garden? I love them! They're perfect for when I want to add a splash of color to my patio or for someone who is just learning how to grow herbs indoors. Container gardens are awesome for people with small spaces or for those that may not have a yard and … [Read more...]

DIY Garden Ideas: 25 Simple Upcycling Ideas for the Garden

Spring garden season is here and for anyone looking for DIY garden ideas, you can't do better than finding an couple of awesome upcycling ideas for the garden. If you've hung around Six Dollar Family for a bit, you'll know that I am a huge fan of upcycling anything. We upcycle … [Read more...]

Which Garden Style is Right for You? {The 3 Most Common Types of Gardens)

Gardening seems so simple. Dig up ground, plant a seed, grow food or flowers. Unfortunately, it can actually be quite confusing, especially if you've never started a seed in your life. When you're first starting to plan your garden, before you decide what to plant even, you'll … [Read more...]

How to Start Garden Seeds

I love to garden. There's something about watching a plant grow from a tiny seed into a full and flavorful fruit or veggie that helps to feed my family. As a new gardener though, I struggled with how to start garden seeds correctly because unfortunately, not everyone is born with … [Read more...]