gardening

Welcome to Carmona Acres! The garden and outdoor spaces on my 16-acre property…

Our outdoor spaces should receive as much attention as our indoor spaces… maybe even more!

Gardening is a passion of mine. I garden for the benefits to my physical, mental, and emotional health. Not to mention the joy of cooking with varieties of food I can’t usually find in grocery stores so easily, and knowing what went into growing my own produce!

It is my hope to turn my 16-acres into it’s own botanical garden of sorts.

Follow my gardening adventures at @CarmonaAcres on Instagram or Facebook. This is where you’ll find tons of tips, how-to’s, plus photos and video of the garden and greenhouse!

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The greenhouse is one of my favorite DIY projects to date! It was built using old salvaged windows, and it is a great way to grow year-round. This is where I start my seedlings, and overwinter plants…

Greenhouse Related Blog Posts:

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DIY Greenhouse + Raised Bed Garden

*This Post is awesomely sponsored by The Home Depot! Woop woop! Affiliate links contained below. It has been a dream of mine to have a greenhouse in the midst of...
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Shop The Greenhouse:

Greenhouse Heater | Greenhouse Exhaust Fan (with timer)| Shelf Clamp Fans | Stackable Shoe Boxes (aka Seedling houses) | Grow Lights | Seedling Heating Mat | Waterproofing Extension Cord Box | Waterproof Extension Cord Cover | Microgreen / Seedling Flats (14.5″x9″ trays) | Seedling Trays (6 cell) | Seedling Trays (12 cell) | Full Seed Starter Kit | Plain White Garden Markers | Outdoor Digital Plug Timer |

Greenhouse Construction:

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While my goal is to turn the entire property into a botanical garden of sorts, there is one particular area where I grow fruits and vegetables… I built raised garden beds, and no-dig beds right in front of the greenhouse/shed, and this is the area where I grow food and herbs year-round!

Garden Related Blog Posts:

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Protective Plant Cover

Garden season is in full swing, but as much as I am loving my garden, the local wildlife is loving it even more...it's clear I need a plant cover or...
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DIY Wall Trellis

A great way to bring style into the outdoor spaces, is to dress up those exterior walls! One way I'm doing that is with a stylish wall trellis, and some...
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DIY Garden Signs With The Cricut Maker

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine. Affiliate links below For years I've been a fascinated onlooker when it came...
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Shop The Garden:

Frost Blankets | Plastic-Covered Steel Garden Stakes (used for grow tunnel construction) | PVC Pipe Clamps (to clamp plastic to pvc pipes on grow tunnel) | Mesh Plant Bag (drawstring) | Garden Hoops (medium sized) | Bird/Insect Protection Netting (4.8’x10′) | Fruit Protection Netting Bags (8″x12″) | Quick Connect Hose Fitting | Copper Garden Tags | Hoselink Retractable Hose |

The Potting Shed is also known as the Garden House or my She Shed and it was a huge DIY project. This serves as a lovely escape, but also an extension of the greenhouse. I pot up plants here, start seeds, and store garden tools and supplies here.

Potting Shed / She Shed Related Blog Posts:

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She Shed / Garden House Reveal – ORC Wk 8

Welcome to the grand reveal of my she-shed! I like to call it the garden house, because it sits right in the garden. Plus it has a greenhouse built on,...
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Shop Gardening Products & Tools:

Seed Organizer | Gold Garden Hand Tool Set | Greenhouse Heater | Copper Garden Tags |

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There are quite a few little outdoor living areas around my yard… whether it is a full deck, a portico, or a garden bench, each of these spaces lend itself to enjoying our yard and garden!

Outdoor Living Spaces:

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Shed Turned Garden House – ORC Wk 1

It is week 1 of the 8-week One Room Challenge, and I'm incredibly excited and honored to be a featured designer again this year! Ready for the big announcement sharing...
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DIY Wall Trellis

A great way to bring style into the outdoor spaces, is to dress up those exterior walls! One way I'm doing that is with a stylish wall trellis, and some...
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10 Tips For Styling Outdoor Spaces

When we decorate, usually we think of our indoor spaces...but this year make your outdoor living spaces just as stylish and comfortable as your indoor ones! It's time to start...
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Shop Outdoor Living Areas:

Aluminum Pergola | Outdoor Beige Sectional | Black Outdoor Lanterns | Gray Diamond Outdoor Area Rug |

Shop Planters & Pots:

David Bust Planter | Wavy Planters |

Other Plant Related Projects/Posts

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Favorite Easy-To-Propagate Plants

After spending tons of money on houseplants that promptly began to die the moment they entered my 'black thumb' residence, I decided to propagate my own plants. Check out my tips on Plant Care...
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Plant Care For The Black Thumb

Plant care doesn't have to be a mystery, and "black thumbs" are that way for a reason...usually a valid one. Don't ignore the signs, here's what you need to know....
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10 Ways To Keep Plants Watered On Vacation

Use these simple methods to keep your plants watered while away on long trips and vacation! Vacation watering methods can be easier than you think. Care for indoor plants while travelling...
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Don’t forget to follow my gardening adventures over on @CarmonaAcres on Instagram!