Category Archives: Tutorials

Making Soap with Soapwort

 

It’s possible to grow your own soap source through a fantastic herbal plant called Soapwort. Soapwort is one of those little blessings in nature. It is drought tolerant, an easy keeper and yes, it can even be used to make soap.

Soapwort – Saponaria officinalis

 

Soapwort can produce a nice liquid soap suitable for washing delicate fabrics and can even be a shampoo.

Here is a link worth saving for your own DIY soap making needs: http://theherbgardener.blogspot.mx/2010/03/how-to-make-organic-soap-using-soapwort.html
And here is one of many sources available to get your Soapwort seeds: https://www.seedman.com/soapwort.htm

 

Craft your seedling pots

 

As  the months get darker and cooler, a great project to engage in is crafting seedling pots from newspaper. If you dedicate a couple evenings a week for making a handful of pots, they would stack up to a lot of upcycled growing containers that are ready to go.

Priticious, a blog that combines my favorite subjects (crafting and gardening) offers a handy tutorial with step-by-step photos to demonstrate how the process works.

When it’s time to start seedlings, you’ll get to enjoy your work all over again as you fill them with starting mix.

See how to make newspaper pots here:  http://priticious.com/category/gardening/page/7/